1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season
|1994–95 Atlanta Hawks season|
|Head coach||Lenny Wilkens|
|Place||Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||East First Round
|Television||SportSouth, WTBS, WATL|
|< 1993–94||1995–96 >|
The 1994–95 NBA season was the Hawks' 46th season in the NBA and 27th season in Atlanta. They finished fifth in the Central Division with a 42-40 record. In the postseason, the Hawks would be eliminated by the Indiana Pacers for the second consecutive season.
|2||34||Gaylon Nickerson(from L.A. Clippers)||Guard||United States||NW Oklahoma State|
The Dominique Wilkins trade would haunt the club as Danny Manning departed for the Phoenix Suns as a Free Agent. In an effort to rebuild the team, the Hawks traded center Kevin Willis to the Miami Heat in exchange for Steve Smith, Grant Long, and a future second-round draft selection. Despite the new look, the Hawks struggled and finished the season with a record of 42 wins and 40 losses. In the Eastern Conference, the franchise would rank 7th overall. Despite the struggles, Lenny Wilkens made history by becoming the NBA's all-time winningest coach. Wilkens surpassed Red Auerbach on January 6 with win number 939.
|3||x-New York Knicks||55||27||.671||2|
|11||New Jersey Nets||30||52||.366||27|
|1994-95 Game log|
East First Round
- Game 1 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (April 27): Indiana 90, Atlanta 82
- Game 2 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (April 29): Indiana 105, Atlanta 97
- Game 3 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 2): Indiana 105, Atlanta 89
Last Playoff Meeting: 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Indiana won 4-2)
Awards and records
November 7, 1994
- Traded Kevin Willis, and a 1996 first round draft pick to the Miami Heat for Grant Long, Steve Smith, and a 1996 second round draft pick.