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American Basketball Association


Major league basketball circuit founded 1967, folded 1976 with four teams (the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets, and San Antonio Spurs) entering the National Basketball Association. Fondly remembered for its red white and blue basketball, a freewheeling style of play, and innovations including the three-point shot and All-Star slam-dunk contest. Not to be confused with a present-day minor league basketball circuit of the same name.

ABA teams:
Anaheim Amigos (1967-68)
Baltimore Claws (1975)
Carolina Cougars (1969-74)
Dallas Chapparals (1967-73)
Denver Nuggets (1974-76, when franchise joined the NBA)
Denver Rockets (1967-74)
Floridians (1968-72)
Houston Mavericks (1967-69)
Indiana Pacers (1967-76, when franchise joined the NBA)
Kentucky Colonels (ABA) (1967-76)
Los Angeles Stars (ABA) (1968-70)
Memphis Tams (1970-75)
Minnesota Muskies (1967-68)
Minnesota Pipers (1968-69)
New Jersey Americans (1967-68)
New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-70)
New York Americans (1967)
New York Nets (1968-76, when franchise joined the NBA)
Oakland Oaks (1967-69)
Pittsburgh Condors (1967-72)
San Antonio Spurs (1973-76, when franchise joined the NBA)
San Diego Conquistadors (ABA) (1972-75)
Spirits of St. Louis (ABA) (1974-76)
Utah Stars (ABA) (1970-75)
Virginia Squires (ABA) (1970-76)
Washington Capitals (1969-70)

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William E. Bindley
6-Oct-1940   Founder of Bindley Western Industries
Dave DeBusschere
16-Oct-1940 14-May-2003 NBA Hall of Famer
George Mikan
18-Jun-1924 1-Jun-2005 Minneapolis Lakers center

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