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  • Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)

    The Spirits of St. Louis were one of two teams still in existence at the end of the American Basketball Association that did not survive the ABA-NBA merger. They were a member of the ABA in its last two seasons, 1974–75 and 1975–76, while playing their home games at the St. Louis Arena.=History=The Spirits (who took their name from the Atlantic Ocean-crossing plane flown by Charles Lindbergh) w...

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  • American Basketball Association (ABA)

    The original American Basketball Association ( ABA ) was a major-league professional basketball league founded in 1967. The ABA ceased to exist with the ABA–NBA merger in 1976.==League History==The original ABA was founded in 1967, competing with the well-established National Basketball Association, until the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. According to one of the owners of the Indiana Pacers, its goal...

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  • Kentucky Colonels (ABA)

    The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the league's nine years. The name is derived from the historic Kentucky colonels. The Colonels won the most games and had the highest winning percentage of any franchise in the league's history, but the team did not join the NBA in the 1976 ABA-NBA merger. The downtown Louisville Convention Center (now known a...

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  • Dallas Chaparrals (ABA)

    The Dallas Chaparrals were a charter member of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The team moved to San Antonio, Texas for the 1973–74 season and were renamed the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the 1976–77 NBA season as a result of the ABA–NBA merger.The team's original owners, unable to agree on a name for the franchise during an early...

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  • Denver Nuggets (ABA)

    The Denver Nuggets were a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association as the Denver Larks , but changed it to the Denver Rockets before the ABA's first season.==Becoming the Denver Nuggets==Bill Ringsby sold the team to San Diego businessmen Frank Goldberg and Bud Fischer in 1972. In 1974, in anticipation of moving into the NBA, and the new McNichols Arena, the franchise held a con...

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  • Virginia Squires (ABA)

    The Virginia Squires were a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association from 1970 until just before the ABA-NBA merger in 1976.

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  • San Diego Conquistadors (ABA)

    The San Diego Sails were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. Originally called the San Diego Conquistadors (popularly known as the "Q's"), they played from 1972 to 1975. As the Sails, they played an incomplete season only, beginning the 1975-1976 season but folding before its completion.

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  • San Antonio Spurs (ABA)

    The San Antonio Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of those who were involved with the San Antonio Spurs of the ABA from 1973 to 1976.

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  • Baltimore Claws (ABA)

    The Baltimore Claws was an American basketball team which was supposed to appear in the 1975-76 season in the American Basketball Association. The team collapsed before the season started, playing only three exhibition games, all losses, in its brief history.

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  • Pittsburgh Condors (ABA)

    The Pittsburgh Condors were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association. Originally called the Pittsburgh Pipers , they were a charter franchise of the ABA and captured the first league title. The team played their home games in Pittsburgh's Civic Arena.They were named the Condors for their last two seasons, 1970-71 and 1971-72.

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  • Washington Caps (ABA)

    The Washington Caps were an American Basketball Association team from 1969 through 1970. The franchise had previously been the Oakland Oaks . From 1970 through 1976 the team played as the Virginia Squires .

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  • Los Angeles Stars (ABA)

    The Los Angeles Stars were a charter member American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Southern California. They were the Amigos during their first season in Anaheim and later moved to Los Angeles to become the Stars. The team existed from 1967 to 1970, when it moved to Salt Lake City to become the Utah Stars.The Amigos were the first professional team to self-identify as being located...

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  • Anaheim Amigos (ABA)

    The Anaheim Amigos were a charter member American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Southern California. They were the Amigos during their first season in Anaheim and later moved to Los Angeles to become the Stars. The team existed from 1967 to 1970, when it moved to Salt Lake City to become the Utah Stars.The Amigos were the first professional team to self-identify as being located in...

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  • Denver Rockets (ABA)

    The Denver Rockets was founded as the Denver Larks in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA) but changed its name to Rockets before the first season.==Team creation==In 1967, one of the ABA's charter franchises was awarded to a group in Kansas City, Missouri, headed by Southern Californian businessman James Trindle. However, Trindle was unable to find a suitabl...

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  • Pittsburgh Pipers (ABA)

    The Pittsburgh Pipers were one of the ABA's inaugural franchises in 1967. The team had great success on the court, posting the league's best record during the regular season (54-24, .692) and winning the league's first ABA Championship. The Pipers were led by their star player, ABA MVP and future Hall-of-Famer Connie Hawkins, who led the ABA in scoring at 26.8 ppg. The Pipers swept through the ...

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  • Minnesota Pipers (ABA)

    The Minnesota Pipers were a professional basketball team in the original American Basketball Association. Originally called the Pittsburgh Pipers , they were a charter franchise of the ABA and captured the first league title.Despite the championship and strong attendance figures in Pittsburgh, the Pipers franchise left Pittsburgh after their 1968 ABA Championship and moved to Minnesota in 1968,...

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  • Indiana Pacers (ABA)

    The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The Pacers were first established in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA) and became a member of the NBA in 1976 as a result of the ABA–NBA merger. They...

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  • Utah Stars (ABA)

    The Utah Stars were an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.=History prior to moving to Utah (1967–1970)=The team was founded as the Anaheim Amigos , a charter member of the ABA based in Anaheim, California. They played at the Anaheim Convention Center. The team's colors were orange and black. The Anaheim Amigos were founded by Art Kim, a Hawaii native w...

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  • New Orleans Buccaneers (ABA)

    The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter member of the American Basketball Association. After three seasons in New Orleans, Louisiana the franchise moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where it became the Pros, Tams and Sounds for four years before an abortive move to Baltimore in 1975.==Origins==With the founding of the ABA on February 2, 1967 a charter franchise was awarded to a group of seven inves...

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  • Minnesota Muskies (ABA)

    The Minnesota Muskies were a member of the American Basketball Association, born with the league's creation on February 2, 1967. L.P. Shields and Fred Jefferson were the owners after paying a franchise fee of $30,000. The team then played one season in Minnesota before moving to Miami, Florida to become The Floridians . The team colors were blue and gold and games were played in the Met Center ...

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  • Miami Floridians (ABA)

    The Miami Floridians , later in their history known simply as The Floridians , were a professional basketball franchise in the original, now-defunct American Basketball Association. The Miami Floridians played in the ABA from 1968 through 1970 when they became simply The Floridians. The team had two color schemes: their original red, blue, and white, and their later black, magenta, and orange.T...

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  • Houston Mavericks (ABA)

    The Houston Mavericks were a charter member of the American Basketball Association. They played in the upstart league's first two seasons, from 1967 to 1969. Their home arena was the Sam Houston Coliseum.==Origins==The Mavericks were one of the first ABA franchises, announced on February 2, 1967 when the ABA was formed. They were owned by businessman T. C. Morrow. One of the minority partners w...

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  • Oakland Oaks (ABA)

    The Oakland Oaks were a charter member of the original American Basketball Association. Formed in February 1967 as the Oakland Americans , the team changed its name to the Oaks prior to play that fall. Playing in the ABA during the 1967-68 and 1968-69 seasons at the Oracle Arena, the team colors were green and gold. On February 2, 1967, pop singer Pat Boone, S. Kenneth Davidson and Dennis A. ...

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  • Memphis Tams (ABA)

    The purpose of this project is collect all of the Geni profiles of those who played with the Memphis franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA) from the start of the 1970-71 season to the end of the 1974-75 season.==History==The team started out as the New Orleans Buccaneers, a charter member of the ABA.===Memphis Pros (1970-1972)===On August 21, 1970, the team was sold to Mississip...

  • New Jersey Americans (ABA)

    The New Jersey Americans were a founding member of the American Basketball Association (ABA), with trucking magnate Arthur J. Brown as the owner. Brown had operated several AAU teams in and around New York City, and was viewed as an ideal pick to run the nascent league's New York franchise. The team was named the New York Americans , and Brown intended for it to play at the 69th Regiment Armory...

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  • Carolina Cougars (ABA)

    The Carolina Cougars were a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. The Cougars were originally a charter member of the ABA as the Houston Mavericks in 1967. The Mavericks moved to North Carolina in late 1969 after two unsuccessful seasons in Houston at the Sam Houston Coliseum. The Cougars' colors were green, blue, and white....

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  • New York Nets (ABA)

    The New York Nets were founded as the New York Americans , a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA). They played their games during the first season as the New Jersey Americans at the Teaneck Armory in Teaneck, New Jersey. The Americans played fairly well in their first season, tying the Kentucky Colonels for the fourth (and final) playoff spot in the Eastern Division....

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  • American Basketball Association (ABA) Champions

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who won an ABA Championship.