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Flashback: The Atlanta Hawks' golden age

7/3/2012

They're not quite there, but they could be: After trading Joe Johnson and setting up for a run at Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, the Atlanta Hawks might become more than just a decent team for the first time in almost three decades.

So let's flash back to the Hawks' golden age, back in 1986-87, when they set a franchise record for wins (57, which still stands, although it was matched in 1993-94). Although the Hawks lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals (the team in Atlanta has never made it further), they featured more than a few faces who remain familiar to this day.

HAWKS LINEUP, CIRCA 1986-87:

F Dominique Wilkins

F Kevin Willis

C Tree Rollins

G Randy Wittman

G Doc Rivers

Notable reserve: Spud Webb

Head coach: Mike Fratello