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  • Notable Lithuanian sportspeople

    Notable Lithuanian sportspeople is a project made to honour Lithuanian athletes, sports referees, doctors and coaches who have attained or helped to attain for sportsmen outstanding achievements in sports. Categories: Top 10 winners of national and internatonal tournaments National, continental or World record holders Only public or MP profiles may be part of the project. Sources:...

  • Notable Sportspeople Portal

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If a relevant sub-project already exists for an individual's sport, please add them to that sub-project and not this portal. Sports Auto Racing Fast & Furious Indianapolis 500 NASCAR National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame Baseball Main project: Baseball National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Negro League Baseball Notable people in baseball

  • Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

    The Phoenix Mercury is a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; it is one of the eight original franchises. The team is owned by Robert Sarver, who also owns the Mercury's NBA counterpart, the Phoenix Suns.The Mercury has...

  • College Basketball Coaches

    This project is for anyone who has coached, including at the assistant and associate levels, at the collegiate level. NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and other college-level associations are all welcome, as are both men's and women's coaches.

  • Denver Nuggets (NBA)

    The Denver Nuggets are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets are a member of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team 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. It change...

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  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)

    The Women's National Basketball Association ( WNBA ) is a professional basketball league in the United States. It currently is composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA). League play started in 1997; the regular season is currently played from June to September with the All Star game being played mi...

  • BC Valga (Basketball)

    BC Valga, also known as Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits after its title sponsor, is an Estonian professional basketball club founded in 2001. They play in the Estonian League and the Latvian League.The team plays its home games at Valga Sports Hall.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Western Conference Northwest Division. The team plays its home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate is the Oklahoma City Blue, which is owned by the Thunder. The Thu...

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  • New York Knicks (NBA)

    The New York Knickerbockers commonly referred to as the Knicks , are an American professional basketball team based in New York City. The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, located in the borough of Manhattan. They are one of two NBA teams located...

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  • Detroit Pistons (NBA)

    The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Eastern Conference Central Division. The team plays its home games at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons in 1941, a membe...

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  • San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

    The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the N...

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  • Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)

    The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded in 1968 as an expansion team, and played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl was the long-time owner of the team, with John...

  • Atlanta Hawks (NBA)

    The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The Hawks play their home games at Philips Arena.The team's origins can be traced to the establishment of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1946, a member of the National Basketball Leagu...

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  • Washington Bullets (NBA)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the Washington Bullets of the National Basketball League.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

    The Philadephia 76ers (also commonly known as the Sixers ) are an American professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals , they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, and one...

  • Houston Rockets (NBA)

    The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in downtown Houston. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles. The team ...

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  • Buffalo Braves (NBA)

    The Buffalo Braves were an American professional basketball franchise based in Buffalo, New York. The Braves played in the Atlantic Division of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1970 until 1978. In 1978, Braves owner pJohn Y. Brown] swapped franchises with then-Boston Celtics owner Irv Levin, who then moved the team to San Diego, California, where it was renamed the San Diego Clipp...

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  • National Basketball Association (NBA)

    This is a project for those who have been involved with the NBA. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketba...

  • 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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  • New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)

    The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans are a member club of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays their home games in the Smoothie King Center (formerly known as the New Orleans Arena).The Pelicans were established as the New Orleans Hornets in the...

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  • New Orleans Hornets (NBA)

    History of the New Orleans Hornets =The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans are a member club of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays their home games in the Smoothie King Center (formerly known as the New Orleans Arena).The Pelicans were establish...

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  • Chicago Packers (NBA)

    Team creationThe team now known as the Washington Wizards began playing as the Chicago Packers in 1961, as the first modern expansion team in NBA history. After only one year, they changed their name to the Chicago Zephyrs . In 1963 the franchise moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and became the Baltimore Bullets , taking their name from a 1940s–'50s Baltimore Bullets BAA/NBA franchise and playing h...

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  • Boston Celtics (NBA)

    The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 and one of eight NBA teams (out of 23 total teams) to survive the league's first decade, the team is owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC. The Cel...

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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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  • Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers , also known as the Cavs , are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The Cavaliers are the only remaining charter member of the division (all the other Central Division teams joined later from the now-defunct Mi...

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  • Cincinnati Royals (NBA)

    The Cincinnati_Royals ==In April 1957, the Harrison brothers moved the Rochester Royals to Cincinnati. This move followed a well-received regular season game played at Cincinnati Gardens on February 1, 1957. The change of venue had been said to have been suggested by Jack Twyman and Dave Piontek, who were two of several roster players on the new Royals from that region. Cincinnati, which had a ...

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  • Chicago Bulls (NBA)

    The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team play their home games at the United Center, an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL...

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  • Syracuse Nationals (NBA)

    1946–63: Syracuse Nationals =In 1946, Italian immigrant Daniel Biasone sent a $5,000 check to the National Basketball League offices in Chicago, and the Syracuse Nationals became the largely Midwest-based league's easternmost team, based in the Upstate New York city of Syracuse.[4] The Syracuse Nationals began play in the NBL in the same year professional basketball was finally gaining some leg...

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  • Utah Jazz (NBA)

    The Utah Jazz is an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City. The franchise began play in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz , based in New ...

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  • Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

    The team now known as the Washington Wizards began playing as the Chicago Packers in 1961, as the first modern expansion team in NBA history. After only one year, they changed their name to the Chicago Zephyrs . In 1963 the franchise moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and became the Baltimore Bullets , taking their name from a 1940s–'50s Baltimore Bullets BAA/NBA franchise and playing home games at ...

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  • Harlem Globetrotters

    Harlem Globetrotters Please add geni profiles associated with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team to the project. Must be set to "public." About From The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories. Brother Bones's whistled ve...

  • New Jersey Nets (NBA)

    History of the New Jersey Nets =The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in New York City. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at the Barclays Center, located in the borough of Brooklyn. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; t...

  • Golden State Warriors (NBA)

    The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The team was established in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (B...

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  • Indiana Pacers (NBA)

    The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are members of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Pacers were first established in 1967 as members of the American Basketball Association (ABA) and became members of the NBA in 1976 as a result of the ABA-NBA merger. They play their home games ...

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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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  • Charlotte Hornets (NBA)

    The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are members of the Southeast Division in the league's Eastern Conference. The team is largely owned by former NBA player Michael Jordan, who acquired controlling interest in the team in 2010. The Hornets play their home games at ...

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  • Olympic medalists in basketball

    Olympic medalists in basketball This is a project about Olympic medalists in basketball, subproject and part of umbrella Olypmic Medal Winners and Sport Portal This project page is about of all basketball players: mens and womens (international), who were awarded with a gold, silver or bronze medal, on the tournament in basketball on the Olympic games. < BACK to Olypmic Medal Winners Pl...

  • Hrvatski košarkaši / Croatian basketball players

    Hrvatski košarkaši / Croatian basketball players Mans and Womans Lists from wikipedia Hrvatski košarkaši, Hr Hrvatski košarkaški savez (HKS) / Croatian Basketball Federation (CBF) , Official website Hrvatski košarkaški savez (HKS) / Croatian Basketball Federation (CBF) , from wikipedia Croatian basketball players Croatian men's basketball players National Basketball Associatio...

  • Basketball Club - Split

    KK Split je hrvatski košarkaški klub iz Splita. Trenutačno se natječe u Hrvatskoj ligi i Kupu Krešimira Ćosića. Hr | En | De | Fr K.K. Split , Official website K.K. Split CO, povijest trofeja [ Splitska košarka slavi 50 godina ...], article 70 godina košarkaškog kluba Split, u kući slave splitskog sporta , article

  • 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 Diego Clippers (NBA)

    History of the San Diego Clippers =The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Clippers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA, the Los Angel...

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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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  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Champions

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who have won a championship in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) .

  • Seattle Storm (WNBA)

    The Seattle Storm is a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2000 season began. The team is owned by Force 10 Hoops LLC, which is composed of three Seattle businesswomen: Dawn Trudeau, Lisa Brummel, and Ginny Gilder.The Storm has qualified for the WNBA Pl...

  • New York Liberty (WNBA)

    The New York Liberty is a professional basketball team based in New York City, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in 1997 and is one of the eight original franchises of the league. The team is owned by The Madison Square Garden Company, who also owns the Liberty's National Basketball Association (NBA) counterpart, the Ne...

  • Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

    The Detroit Pistons' franchise was founded as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons , a National Basketball League (NBL) team, playing in the gym of North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Owners Fred Zollner and his sister Janet's Zollner Corporation was a foundry, manufacturing pistons, primarily for car, truck and locomotive engines. Fred Zollner, who currently owns a professional softball t...

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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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  • Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA)

    The Sacramento Monarchs were a basketball team based in Sacramento, California. They played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 until folding on November 20, 2009. They played their home games at ARCO Arena.The Monarchs were one of the WNBA's eight original franchises and were noted early on for standout players Ticha Penicheiro, Ruthie Bolton and Yolanda Griffith. T...

  • 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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  • Portland Fire (WNBA)

    The Portland Fire was a professional basketball team in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in Portland, Oregon that joined the league in 2000 as the counterpart to the NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers. They played their games at the Rose Garden Arena. The team folded after the 2002 season, after just three seasons in the league. They were the only WNBA team that had nev...

  • 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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  • Utah Starzz (WNBA)

    The Utah Starzz were a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They began play in the 1997 WNBA season as one of the league's eight original teams. The Starzz relocated, in 2003, to San Antonio where the team became the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Starzz was the sister team to the NBA's Utah Jazz.==Franchise History==One of the eight original WNBA te...

  • Phoenix Suns (NBA)

    The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division, and are the only team in their division not to be based in California. Since 1992, the Suns have played their home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.The S...

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  • San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA)

    The San Antonio Silver Stars are a professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), now known as the San Antonio Stars . The team was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; the team moved to San Antonio before the 2003 season. The team is owned by Peter Hol...

  • Houston Comets (WNBA)

    The Houston Comets were a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Houston, Texas, United States. Formed in 1997, the team was one of the original eight WNBA teams and won the first four championships of the league's existence. The Comets were the first dynasty of the WNBA and won more championships than any other team in the WNBA. The team was folded and disbanded by the le...

  • San Antonio Stars (WNBA)

    The San Antonio Stars are a professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; the team moved to San Antonio before the 2003 season. The team is owned by Peter Holt, who also owns the Stars' NBA counterpart,...

  • San Diego Rockets (NBA)

    History of the San Diego Rockets =The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the Toyota Center, located in downtown Houston. The Rockets have won two NBA championships and four We...

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  • Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

    The Dallas Mavericks (often referred to as the Mavs ) are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).According to a 2016 Forbes magazine report, they are the ninth most valuable basketball franchise in the NBA, valued at approximately $1.4 billion.As of the 201...

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  • Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)

    The Portland Trail Blazers , commonly known as the Blazers , are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. The team played its home games in the Memorial Coliseum before moving to Moda Center in 1995 (called the Rose Garden unti...

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  • Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)

    The Seattle SuperSonics (commonly known as the Sonics ) were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. They played in the Pacific and Northwest Divisions of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1967 until 2008. After the 2007–08 season ended, the team relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and now plays as the Oklahoma City Thunder .Sam Schulman owned the t...

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  • New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA)

    History of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets =After Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005, and caused extensive damage to the New Orleans Arena, the New Orleans Hornets (now known as the New Orleans Pelicans ) of the National Basketball Association (NBA) were unable to play any home games there for the entire 2005–06 season. They temporarily...

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  • Denver Nuggets (1948–50) (NBA)

    The Denver Nuggets were a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets joined the National Basketball League (NBL) for the 1948–49 season, and then joined the National Basketball Association when the NBL was absorbed by the Basketball Association of America to create the NBA for the 1949–50 season. The Nuggets were the first major professional sports franchise in Colorado...

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  • New Orleans Jazz (NBA)

    History of the New Orleans Jazz =The Utah Jazz is an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. Since 1991, the team has played its home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City. The franchise began play in 1974 as the...

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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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  • St. Louis Bombers (NBA)

    The St. louis Bombers were a National Basketball Association team based in St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1946. The team ceased operations in 1950.==Franchise History==The St. Louis Bombers were originally part of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. The BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949 to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 1950, th...

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  • Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

    The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are members of the Pacific Division of the league's Western Conference. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basket...

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  • Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)

    History of the Minneapolis Lakers =The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are members of the Pacific Division of the league's Western Conference. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sp...

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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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  • Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

    The Atlanta Dream is a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2008 WNBA season began. The team is owned by Dream Too LLC, which is composed of two Atlanta businesswomen: Mary Brock, and Kelly Loeffler. Like some other WNBA teams, the Dream is not affiliated with an NB...

  • Chicago Stags (NBA)

    The Chicago Stags were a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois.==Franchise History==The Chicago Stags were founded in 1946 and folded in 1950. During their short history, they were able to acquire the draft rights to a young Bob Cousy in a trade with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (although he never played a game for them). When the Stags folded, a dispersal draft was held ...

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  • Chicago Sky (WNBA)

    The Chicago Sky is a professional basketball team based in Rosemont, Illinois, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2006 WNBA season began. It is owned by Michael J. Alter (principal owner) and Margaret Stender (minority owner).Like some other WNBA teams, the Sky is not affiliated with an NBA counterpart, althou...

  • 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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  • Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. Founded in 1989, the team is owned by Glen Taylor. The Timberwolves play their home games at Target Center, their home since 1990.Like most expansion...

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  • Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)

    History of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks =The origins of the Atlanta Hawks can be traced to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks franchise, which was founded in 1946. The Blackhawks were a member of the National Basketball League. They played home games at Wharton Field House, a 6,000-seat arena located in Moline, Illinois, which at that time was part of an area then known as the "Tri-Cities": Moline, Rock Is...

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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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  • Detroit Shock (WNBA)

    The Detroit Shock was a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They were the 2003, 2006, and 2008 WNBA champions.Debuting in 1998, it was one of the league's first expansion franchises. It was also the first WNBA expansion franchise to win a WNBA Championship. The team was the sister team of the Detroit Pistons and from 2002 to the 2009 season was c...

  • Cleveland Rockers (WNBA)

    The Cleveland Rockers was a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Cleveland, Ohio, that played from 1997 until 2003. The Rockers were one of the original eight franchises of the WNBA, which started in 1997. The owner was Gordon Gund, who at the time also owned the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. In September 2003, Gund announced that his Gund Arena Company would no longer oper...

  • Tulsa Shock (WNBA)

    The Tulsa Shock were a professional basketball team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Detroit, Michigan before the 1998 WNBA season began; the team moved to Tulsa before the 2010 season. The team was owned by Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC, which is led by Bill Cameron and David Box. On July 20, 2015, ...

  • Dallas Wings (WNBA)

    The Dallas Wings are a professional basketball team based in Arlington, Texas. The Wings play in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Detroit, Michigan before the 1998 WNBA season began; the team moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma before the 2010 season; then moved to Dallas prior to the start of the 2016 season. The team is owned by an own...

  • Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)

    The Indianapolis Olympians were a founding National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. They were founded in 1949 and folded in 1953. Their home arena was Butler Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University--now known as Hinkle Fieldhouse.==Franchise history==The Olympians were founded in 1949 to replace the Indianapolis Jets. The Olympians were led by University ...

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  • Indiana Fever (WNBA)

    The Indiana Fever is a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the inaugural 2000 season began. The team is owned by Herb Simon, who also owns the Fever's NBA counterpart, the Indiana Pacers, and Simon Malls.The Fever has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in th...

  • 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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  • Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

    The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The Grizzlies play their home games at FedExForum. The team is owned by Robert Pera. The Grizzlies are the only team in the major professional North American spor...

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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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  • Miami Heat (NBA)

    The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. They play their home games at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. The team owner is Micky Arison, who also owns cruise-ship giant Carnival Corporation. The team president an...

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  • Orlando Magic (NBA)

    The Orlando Magic is an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The franchise was established in 1989 as an expansion franchise, and such notable NBA stars as Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, St...

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  • St. Louis Hawks (NBA)

    History of the St. Louis Hawks =The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The Hawks play their home games at Philips Arena.The team's origins can be traced to the establishment of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1946, a member ...

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  • Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)

    History of the Milwaukee Hawks=The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The Hawks play their home games at Philips Arena.The team's origins can be traced to the establishment of the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1946, a member o...

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  • Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)

    This project is for those who played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball League.==History of the franchise==The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are members of the Southeast Division in the league's Eastern Conference. The team is largely owned by f...

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  • Charlotte Sting (WNBA)

    The Charlotte Sting was a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the league's eight original teams. The team folded on January 3, 2007.The Sting was originally the sister organization of the Charlotte Hornets, until that NBA team relocated to New Orleans in 2002. Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, ...

  • Orlando Miracle (WNBA)

    The Orlando Miracle was a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Orlando, Florida. They began play in the 1999 WNBA season. The Miracle relocated, in 2003, to Uncasville, Connecticut where the team became the Connecticut Sun . The Miracle was a sister team to the NBA's Orlando Magic.

  • 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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