Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1976 ABA Baltimore Claws
1975 ABA Memphis Sounds
1973-74 ABA Memphis Tams
1971-72 ABA Memphis Pros
1968-70 ABA New Orleans Buccaneers

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
1975 27-57 Lost Division Semifinals
1972 26-58 Missed Playoffs
1971 41-43 Lost Division Semifinals
1970 42-42 Missed Playoffs
1968 48-30 Lost ABA Finals

Final Seasons

Year Record Result
1976 0-0 Missed Playoffs
1975 27-57 Lost Division Semifinals
1974 21-63 Missed Playoffs
1973 24-60 Missed Playoffs
1972 26-58 Missed Playoffs

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
1975 1 / 2 Lonnie Shelton
1974 1 / 2 Scott Wedman
1973 1 / 2 Larry Finch
1972 1 / 2 David Brent
1971 1 / 7 Randy Denton

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1968-70 3 Maurice Stern
1971-72 2 Charles Cavagnaro
1973-75 2 Bob Bass
1974 1 Butch Van Breda Kolff
1975 1 Lee Silverman

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
1975 1 Kemmons Wilson
1975 1 Isaac Hayes
1973-74 2 Charles O. Finley
1972 1 Memphis Area Sports Inc
1971 1 P. W. Blake
1968-70 3 Charles Smither
1968-70 3 Maurice Stern
1968-70 3 Morton Downey, Jr.
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