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National Basketball Association


Formed 1949 by the merger of the Basketball Association of America with the National Basketball League. The NBA considers its founding date to be 1946, the date of the BAA's founding.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors

Central Division
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast Division
Atlanta Hawks
Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards

Western Conference

Northwest Division
Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz

Pacific Division
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns
Sacramento Kings

Southwest Division
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs

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Founding Date:

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Chapple
c. 1954   CEO of Nextel Partners, 1998-2006
Lawrence F. O'Brien
7-Jul-1917 28-Sep-1990 Target of Watergate break-in
Steven G. Pagliuca
c. 1955   Bain Capital
David J. Stern
22-Sep-1942   Commissioner of the NBA

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