How many NBA teams were there in the 50s and 60s?
The 1960–61 NBA season was the 15th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 3rd straight NBA title, beating the St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.
|1960–61 NBA season|
|Number of teams||8|
|Top draft pick||Oscar Robertson|
What were the 11 original NBA teams?
On June 6, 1946, the BAA or the Basketball Association of America was born and 11 franchises comprised the new professional basketball league: Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington formed the East Division and Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and St. Louis the West Division.
What is the youngest NBA team?
Rebuilding franchise the Oklahoma City Thunder are the youngest team in the league, holding a slim lead over the Memphis Grizzlies and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
How many teams did Bill Russell play for?
Russell played in an era where there were fewer NBA teams—about 10. While some may argue that each team had more concentrated talent, the level of talent does not compare to that of today’s game.
Did Vancouver have an NBA team?
They were part of the Midwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|History||Vancouver Grizzlies 1995–2001 Memphis Grizzlies 2001–present|
|Arena||General Motors Place|
|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Team colors||Turquoise, bronze, red, black|
Why did Hornets move to New Orleans?
Due to the devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina upon the communities of southeastern Louisiana, the Hornets franchise temporarily relocated their operations to Oklahoma City in 2005–06 and 2006–07. During this time, the franchise was known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.