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Boston Celtics Logo
1947-1949 3
Founded in 1946 as one of the league's original eight teams, the Celtics play their home games at TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins. The Celtics are regarded ...
Fort Wayne Pistons Logo
1949-1949 1
The team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in 1941, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL), where it won two NBL championships: in 1944 and 1945. The Pisto...
Philadelphia Warriors Logo
1947-1949 3 1
Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, the Warriors moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the city's name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. The club plays its h...
Minneapolis Lakers Logo
1949-1949 1 1
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the M...
New York Knicks Logo
1947-1949 3
Alongside the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of two original NBA teams still located in its original city. The team, established by Ned Irish in 1946, was one of the founding members of the Baske...
Rochester Royals Logo
1949-1949 1
The franchise began with the Rochester Seagrams (a semi-professional team) from Rochester, New York, that formed in 1923 and hosted a number of teams there over the next 20 years. They joined the Nati...
Baltimore Bullets Logo
1948-1949 2 1
Competed in the American Basketball League (1944–1947), the Basketball Association of America (1947–1949), and the National Basketball Association (1949–1954)
Chicago Stags Logo
1947-1949 3
In the BAA's inaugural year, the Chicago Stags were placed in the Western Division, and after 60 games were tied with the St. Louis Bombers at 38–22 each. A tiebreaker game between the two teams on Ma...
Providence Steamrollers Logo
The Steamrollers were one of the original eleven NBA franchises (when the league was called the Basketball Association of America). The franchise posted an all-time record of 46–122 (.274) before fold...
St. Louis Bombers Logo
1947-1949 3
The St. Louis Bombers were originally part of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. The BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949 to become the National Basketball A...
Indianapolis Jets Logo
1949-1949 1
In 1931 Frank Kautsky, an Indianapolis grocer, formed a professional basketball team and named it the Indianapolis Kautskys. After playing in the Midwest Basketball Conference (1932–33) and the Nation...
Washington Capitols Logo
1947-1949 3
The Capitols were founded in 1946 as a charter BAA team; it became a charter NBA team in 1949. It was one of seven teams that quickly left the NBA: The NBA contracted after the 1949-1950 season, losin...
Cleveland Rebels - Logo
1947-1947 1
The Rebels were an inaugural franchise in the BAA's first season. The team went 30–30, finishing 3rd in the Western Division and losing in the first round of the playoffs, two games to one to the New ...
Detroit Falcons - Logo
1947-1947 1
The Detroit Falcons were a Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the National Basketball Association) team based in Detroit. It played in the inaugural 1946–47 season and folded soon after ...
Pittsburgh Ironmen - Logo
1947-1947 1
The Pittsburgh Ironmen were a charter member of the Basketball Association of America (a forerunner of the National Basketball Association). The team was based in Pittsburgh and played at Duquesne Gar...
Toronto Huskies - Logo
1947-1947 1
In 1946, a group of owners and operators of some of the larger arenas in America held a meeting in New York, to establish the Basketball Association of America (now the NBA). The majority of the would...

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