Atlanta Hawks: Introducing the All-Time Second-Team

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images /
3 of 6
Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images
Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images /

G – Pete Maravich

Drafted third overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1970 NBA Draft, Pete Maravich was a 6’5 shooting guard out of Louisiana State University. Maravich, unfortunately only played four seasons with the Hawks but was named to two All-Star teams during that time.

Maravich, during his time with the Hawks, averaged 24.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game and he had really impressive shooting numbers at 44.8 percent from the field and 80.9 percent from the free-throw line.

As I mentioned, Maravich made two All-Star teams while on the Hawks, but he also made one All-NBA team during that time. By far Maravich’s most impressive accomplishment in the NBA was when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987.

Maravich actually played alongside the other guard on this list, Lou Hudson, for a couple of seasons. In Maravich’s third NBA season, Hudson and Maravich became only the second pair of teammates in NBA history to score over 2,000 points in a season each.

‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich is one of the more iconic players in all of the NBA’s history and is certainly a great Atlanta Hawk. He had a really good argument to make the All-Hawks first-team, but even on the second-team, Maravich is ingrained in the Atlanta Hawks history forever.