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Encyclopedia > Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Founded 2001
History Huntsville Flight
2001-2005
Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2005-Present
Arena Tingley Coliseum
City Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Colors Orange and Black
Head Coach Michael Cooper
Owner David Kahn
Southwest Basketball, LLC
Championships 1 (2006)
Division Title None
Affiliations Phoenix Suns ("local" affiliate), Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers

The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Their NBA affiliates are the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, and Utah Jazz. The games are broadcast in Albuquerque on 96.3 KBZU, produced by Roberto Gonzales.
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Franchise history

The team was established in Huntsville, Alabama in 2001 as a founding member of the NBDL, the affiliate minor league of the NBA. The team ended its tenure in Alabama at the conclusion of the 2005 season after finishing 3rd in the overall NBDL standings at 27-21. They became the Albuquerque Thunderbirds the following season. In 2006, the team also won the D-League Championship game over the Fort Worth Flyers in their first year of existence in Albuquerque. They are directly affiliated with NBA teams the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Seattle Supersonics, and the Utah Jazz. In the 2006-2007 season, along with the Tulsa 66ers (formerly the Asheville Altitude), the Austin Toros (formerly the Columbus Riverdragons), and the Florida Flame (formerly the Charleston Lowgators), who are not playing for the 2006-2007 season. The Albuquerque Thunderbirds (formerly the Huntsville Flight) are playing in their sixth season in the National Basketball Association Development League. Image File history File links Image. ... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Government  - Mayor Loretta Spencer Area  - City 174. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is about the largest city of New Mexico. ...


Players of note

Basketball Hall of Famers:

The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...

Not to be forgotten:

Yuta Tabuse (田臥勇太 Tabuse Yuta, born October 5, 1980 in Japan) is an NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers. ...

Current Roster

Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Current Roster
Head Coach: Michael Cooper
Associate Head Coach: Joe Harge
Athletic Trainer: Michael Douglas
0 G 5'10 Flag of United States Tony Bland (Boston College '03)
5 G 6'1 Flag of United States Troy Bell (Boston College '03)
7 F 6'8 Flag of United States TJ Cummings (UCLA '04)
11 C 7'1 Flag of Greece Andreas Glyniadakis (Greece)
13 F 6'8 Flag of United States Brandon Robinson (Auburn '05)
15 F 6'8 Flag of United States Jamaal Thomas (Angelo State '02)
21 F, C 6'10 Flag of United States Marcus Douthit (Providence '04)
45 G 5'10 Flag of United States Steven Barber (Texas-Arlington '02)
50 G 6'4 Flag of United States Manual Navarez (New Mexico '02)

Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently assistant coach of the NBAs Denver Nuggets, and a former NBA player who spent his entire playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthony David (Tony) Bland (21 September 1970 - 3 March 1993) was a supporter of Liverpool football club injured in the Hillsborough disaster. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Troy Devon Bell (born November 10, 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional basketball player formerly of the NBAs Memphis Grizzlies. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Terry (TJ) Cummings Jr (born Aug 31, 1981) is a basketball player for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for UCLA. The Bruin mens and womens teams participate in NCAA Division I-A as part of the Pacific Ten Conference. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Andreas Glyniadakis (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 21, 1981 in Hania, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. A 71 center, Glyniadakis was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (58th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Auburn Tigers is the name given to several sports teams of Auburn University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Angelo State University was created as Angelo State College in 1965 by an act of the 58th Session of the Texas Legislature in 1963. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the states capital city. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Texas at Arlington, usually referred to as UT Arlington or UTA, is a nationally recognized comprehensive doctoral/research university classified by Carnegie as Research University - High Activity . ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) established basketball as a varsity sport in 1899, but it wasnt until 1920 when they hired a new basketball coach. ...

External links

  • Albuquerque Thunderbirds Homepage
  • Official NBA Development League website
NBA Development League
East Division: Arkansas RimRockers | Austin Toros | Dakota Wizards | Fort Worth Flyers | Sioux Falls Skyforce | Tulsa 66ers
West Division: Albuquerque Thunderbirds | Anaheim Arsenal | Bakersfield Jam | Colorado 14ers | Idaho Stampede | Los Angeles D-Fenders
Suspended operations: Florida Flame
Expected to begin play in 2007-08: Fort Wayne | Iowa | Rio Grande Valley | Utah Flash
Defunct/Former Teams: Asheville Altitude | Charleston Lowgators | Columbus Riverdragons | Fayetteville Patriots
Greenville Groove | Huntsville Flight | Mobile Revelers | Roanoke Dazzle
National Basketball Association (2006–07)
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic: Boston Celtics - New Jersey Nets - New York Knicks - Philadelphia 76ers - Toronto Raptors Northwest: Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Portland Trail Blazers - Seattle SuperSonics - Utah Jazz
Central: Chicago Bulls - Cleveland Cavaliers - Detroit Pistons - Indiana Pacers - Milwaukee Bucks Pacific: Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Clippers - Los Angeles Lakers - Phoenix Suns - Sacramento Kings
Southeast: Atlanta Hawks - Charlotte Bobcats - Miami Heat - Orlando Magic - Washington Wizards Southwest: Dallas Mavericks - Houston Rockets - Memphis Grizzlies - NO/Okla City Hornets - San Antonio Spurs
Miscellaneous
Annual events: Playoffs - Finals - All-Star Game - All-Star Weekend - Rookie Challenge - Three-point Shootout - Skills Challenge - Shooting Stars Competition - Slam Dunk Contest - Draft
Other: Current team rosters - Dress code - Salary Cap - Arenas - D-League - WNBA - WNBA Finals - Europe Live Tour - Larry O'Brien Trophy - 50th Anniversary All-Time Team

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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4307 words)
New Albuquerque quickly became a tidy southwestern town which by 1900 boasted a population of 8,000 inhabitants and all the modern amenities including an electric street railway connecting Old Town, New Town, and the recently established UNM campus on the East Mesa.
Albuquerque is geographically divided into four quadrants which are officially part of the mailing address.
The City of Albuquerque engulfs the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and borders Corrales in the northwest valley.
Albuquerque, Afonso de - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Albuquerque, Afonso de (139 words)
In 1515 the king of Portugal recalled him, putting Albuquerque's personal enemy Lopes Soares in his place.
He died at sea on the way home when his ship Flor del Mar was lost between Malaysia and India.
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