New Jersey Nets

15 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,New Jersey Nets

The New Jersey Nets began their existence in the American Basketball Association (ABA) as the New Jersey Americans. They only spent one season (1967-68) under that name before becoming the New York Nets. The Nets moved to New Jersey in 1977, after they joined the NBA as part of the merger. The Nets now play […]

Charlotte Bobcats

11 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in Charlotte Bobcats,NBA

The Charlotte Bobcats are the NBA’s newest team, founded in 2004. The team was established after the city’s previous NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, departed the city for New Orleans, La., and the Western Conference. The Bobcats play their home games at Time Warner Cable Arena. Their head coach is Larry Brown, and their general […]

Orlando Magic

10 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic is one of the fastest rising teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They boast one of the league’s best big men in Slam Dunk champion Dwight Howard, and they are coming fresh off a 52-win season. The Magic play their home games at the Amway Arena. Their head coach is Stan Van […]

Miami Heat

09 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in Miami Heat,NBA

Given the Miami Heat’s recent struggles, it’s difficult to believe the team won an NBA championship just two seasons ago. Since then, a shoulder injury to star guard Dwayne Wade and the Shaquille O’Neal trade have helped turn a champion into a lottery team. The Miami Heat play their home games at the American Airlines […]

Oklahoma City Thunder

08 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,Oklahoma City Thunder

Technically speaking, the Oklahoma City Thunder are the newest team in the NBA. Until 2008, they were known as the Seattle SuperSonics. In a hotly contested move, owner Clay Bennett bought out the SuperSonics’ lease with Seattle’s Key Arena, and moved the team to Oklahoma City. The Thunder will play their home games at the […]

Sacramento Kings

08 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings’ journey has taken them across the continental United States, beginning in Rochester, New York as the Rochester Royals. Since 1957, they have moved to Cincinnati and Kansas City before settling in Sacramento in 1985. They play their home games at the ARCO Arena. Their general manager is former NBA player Geoff Petrie, […]

Portland Trail Blazers

08 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers joined the National Basketball Association in 1970.  They play their home games at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, and are the state’s only major professional sports franchise. Their head coach is former NBA player Nate McMillan, and their owner is Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Early Years The early years of […]

Denver Nuggets

07 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in Denver Nuggets,NBA

The Denver Nuggets first existed in the American Basketball Association, as the Denver Rockets. The ABA went under in 1976, and Denver was one of the four teams assimilated into the NBA. The Denver team name was changed to the Nuggets because Houston already had the Rockets. The team now plays its home games at […]

Phoenix Suns

07 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in NBA,Phoenix Suns

For a team that always seems to be around at playoff time, the Phoenix Suns have precious little to show for it. Despite being one of the NBA’s most successful regular-season teams (and one of the most entertaining to watch), the Suns have yet to win an NBA title. The Suns, who play their home […]

Memphis Grizzlies

07 Oct 2008 by O'Dell Isaac II in Memphis Grizzlies,NBA,Oklahoma City Thunder

The Memphis Grizzlies were born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1995. They, along with the Toronto Raptors, were part of both a National Basketball Association (NBA) expansion effort and an endeavor to spread professional hoops past its U.S. borders. While basketball seems to have taken hold in Toronto, it did not succeed in Vancover, and […]

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