Atlanta Hawks is an NBA basketball team based in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The team was founded in 1946 as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in the Mississippi River area. After moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1951, the franchise was renamed the Milwaukee Hawks.
Washington Wizards is a professional NBA basketball team based in the United States capital, Washington D.C. The Wizards were known until 1997 as the Bullets, but they changed their name to avoid associations with criminality that would damage the image of the city of Washington.