Quick Answer: What NBA teams no longer exist?

Who were the original 8 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 newest NBA team?

The New Orleans Pelicans were established in 2002. The Charlotte Hornets rejoined the league in 2004, and were known as the Bobcats from 2004 to 2014.


Team Oklahoma City Thunder
Location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Founded 1967
Joined 1967
Relocated 1

How many NBA teams have changed their names?

Can You Name NBA Team Name Changes (Since 1970)

Year Change Old Team to New Team % Correct
2013 New Orleans Hornets to New Orleans Pelicans 84%
2014 Charlotte Bobcats to Charlotte Hornets 81.9%
2008 Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City Thunder 73.6%
1997 Washington Bullets to Washington Wizards 66.7%

Will San Diego ever get an NBA team?

No professional basketball teams currently play in San Diego. San Diego has never had a National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, but has hosted multiple minor league teams, including the current American Hockey League (AHL) franchise, the San Diego Gulls.

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.

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What’s the worst record in NBA history?

They were eliminated from playoff contention on March 28, 2012, after an 83–88 home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with a record of 7–41. The Bobcats clinched the worst record in NBA history, in a shortened season or otherwise, by losing 104–84 to the New York Knicks on April 26, 2012.