The NBA starts its seventh season (10th if you count the three BAA seasons). There has been a franchise shift in the off-season. After four years the Milwaukee Hawks have pulled up stakes and have moved to St Louis. The Hawks began as the Tri-City Blackhawks. Tri-City had a successful debut season in the newly formed NBA in 1949-50 but finished in last place in 1950-51. After that season they moved to Milwaukee, where they finished in last place in each of their four seasons there. St Louis was home to the St Louis Bombers who were an original BAA franchise in 1946. The Bombers never had much success and disbanded in 1950.