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Encyclopedia > Austin Toros
Austin Toros
Founded 2001
History Columbus Riverdragons
2001-2005
Austin Toros
2005-Present
Arena Austin Convention Center
City Austin, Texas
Team Colors Dusty Blue, Maroon, Dark Gold
Head Coach TBA
Owner David Kahn
Southwest Basketball, LLC
Championships none
Affiliations Boston Celtics
Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs

The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas.
The team plays home games at the Austin Convention Center. Their logo (pictured, right) is the design of a blue bull and red basketball with the State of Texas in the background, outlined in gold. Image File history File links Austin_Toros_logo. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Austin Convention Center is a 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Austin, Texas. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County  - Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... The term blue may refer any of a number of similar colours. ... The word Maroon can have the following meanings: Maroon is a color mixture composed of brown and purple. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County  - Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... Austin Convention Center is a 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Austin, Texas. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (often called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Franchise history

The Columbus Riverdragons franchise from Columbus, Georgia was awarded to the City of Austin, Texas in mid-2005 and the new name was unveiled on August 10th, 2005. The Toros began play during the 2005-2006 season. Their official colors are red, blue, and gold. The Toros name is currently the only NBA-associated team and first D-League team to possess a nickname of Spanish origin. Along with the Ashville Altitude and the Huntsville Flight sold to Southwest Basketball,LLC., the Columbus Riverdragons moved to Austin in 2005. On February 22, 2007, the Toros head coach, Dennis Johnson, died. Image File history File links Image. ... The Columbus Riverdragons are a National Basketball Development League team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County  - Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ...


Players of note

Retired numbers

Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ...

Former

Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer (b. ... Gerald Green Jr. ...

Current

Jason Jay Williams (born September 10, 1981 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player. ... White, outside of Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana in August, 2006. ... Kris Clack (born July 6, 1977) was a former basketball player for the University of Texas. ...

External links

  • Austin Toros Homepage
  • Official NBA Development League website
NBA Development League
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Expected to begin play in 2007-08: Iowa | Rio Grande Valley | Utah
Defunct/Former Teams: Asheville Altitude | Charleston Lowgators | Columbus Riverdragons | Fayetteville Patriots
Greenville Groove | Huntsville Flight | Mobile Revelers | Roanoke Dazzle
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Annual events: NBA Playoffs | NBA Finals | NBA All-Star Game | NBA All-Star Weekend | Rookie Challenge | Three-point Shootout | Skills Challenge | Shooting Stars Competition | NBA Slam Dunk Contest | NBA Draft
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  Results from FactBites:
 
News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | SPORTS (516 words)
Arkansas lost their second straight game sending their record to 7-19, while the Toros won their 8th consecutive game and continue to close the gap on the rest of the league.
Austin set the record to start the season losing their first 12 games and then the RimRockers broke that with a 15 game skid that ended on the road last Friday to Fort Worth.
Austin guard and D-League All-Star BJ Elder scored 10 of his game high 35 points in the second stanza.
News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | LOCAL NEWS (195 words)
Austin's NBA Developmental League team announced their team name, logo and color scheme over at their home stadium, the Austin Convention Center.
The Austin Toros will be robed in blue and gold along with red and white.
Toros will be on the front of the home jerseys with Austin across the chest on the road uniforms.
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