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Encyclopedia > Bakersfield Jam
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Bakersfield Jam
Founded 2003
History Long Beach Jam
2003-2005 ABA
Bakersfield Jam
2006-Present
Arena Rabobank Arena
City Bakersfield, California
Team Colors Powder Blue, Navy Blue, and Gold
Head Coach Jim Harrick
Owner Bakersfield Professional Sports, LLC
Championships 1 2004 (in ABA as Long Beach Jam)
Affiliations Golden State Warriors
Sacramento Kings


The Bakersfield Jam are an expansion franchise of the National Basketball Association Development League that will begin play in 2006-07. They will play their home games at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California, United States. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The Long Beach Jam, an expansion team in the new American Basketball Association, were coached in their inaugural season by Earl Cureton. ... Image File history File links Bakersfield_180. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Long Beach Jam, an expansion team in the new American Basketball Association, were coached in their inaugural season by Earl Cureton. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... Rabobank Arena Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The Long Beach Jam, an expansion team in the new American Basketball Association, were coached in their inaugural season by Earl Cureton. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, CA . ... The Sacramento Princesses are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... 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. ... Rabobank Arena Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Franchise history

The Bakersfield Jam were the first expansion team in 2006 for the NBA Development League. The new team was announced on February 15, 2006, by Howard Perez and NBA commissioner David Stern. It is owned and operated by Bakersfield Professional Sports, LLC, which includes businessmen Ben and Angelica Perez of Bakersfield, as well as Tet Yamashita and Steve Chase of Los Angeles. The Long Beach Jam moved to Bakersfield in February 15, 2006. The Bakersfield Jam (Long Beach Jam) won their 1st American Basketball Association championship in 2004. Along with the Arkansas Rimrockers, the Bakersfield/Long Beach Jam is the second ABA team to move to the NBDL. 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. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... David Stern David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is a Jewish American lawyer and has been the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1984. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Nickname: The International City (on flag), Friendly City (in Latin on citys seal), or the LBC Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Bob Foster Area    - City 170. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The Arkansas RimRockers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in North Little Rock. ...


Past players of note

Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey) is a professional basketball player best known for his defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times. ... DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980 in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player currently with the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2000 NBA Draft. ... Daron Mookie Blaylock (born March 20, 1967 in Garland, Texas) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1967), better known as Master P, is an entrepreneur, businessman, marketing expert and rap artist. ...

External links

  • Bakersfield Jam Website
  • Long Beach Jam Website
NBA Development League
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