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The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association's officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. Known until summer 2005 as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the D-League started with eight teams in the fall of 2001. In March 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern announced a plan to expand the D-League to fifteen teams and develop it into a true minor league farm system, with two NBA teams sharing each D-League team. For 2006-07, the league will have 12 teams, with each D-League team being affiliated with between 1 and 3 NBA teams. Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... A basketball game at Edwards Air Force Base Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points on one another by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... 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. ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ... The farm system is a slang term used in baseball to refer to the systematic control or ownership of minor league baseball clubs by major league teams, who move players from the lowest to the highest classification as they gain experience and enjoy success at each level. ...


The league began play as the NBDL in the 2001-2002 season; the original eight franchises were all located in the southeastern United States (specifically in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia). Some of these teams were purchased by private owners and relocated — at the same time the league's name was changed — in the summer of 2005 in a bid to appeal to more fans nationwide. As a result, franchises were established in or moved to Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma. In 2006, the D-League is taking an even further westward direction, as in February the Bakersfield Jam announced their entry into the league, being the first team from California. Two months later, the league announced that four teams from the Continental Basketball Association were joining the league: the Dakota Wizards, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, and a team originally slated for CBA expansion, the Colorado 14ers.[1][2] A few days after that, the league announced that Anaheim, California, would be getting a team.[3] One week after that, they announced that the Los Angeles Lakers have purchased a team, making them the first NBA team to own a D-League team.[4] The westward expansion and box office struggles have led to the closing of the NBA-owned Roanoke Dazzle[5] and Fayetteville Patriots.[6] The Florida Flame have suspended operations due to arena scheduling difficulties (but hope to return in 2007-08).[7] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 560 miles (901 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq mi (135,775 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Bakersfield Jam are an expansion franchise of the NBA D-League that will begin play in 2006-07. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Dakota Wizards are a basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Idaho Stampede are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2006-07. ... Flag Seal Location Location within Orange County, California Government Country State County United States California Orange Mayor Curt Pringle Geographical characteristics Area     City 50. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Roanoke Dazzle are a NBA Development League team based in Roanoke, Virginia . ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ...


Many former NBA draftees and waived players participated in the league's inaugural season. Soon, NBA teams began signing successful players from the NBDL. Some of the more successful NBA players who have played in the NBDL/D-League include Rafer Alston, Chris Andersen, Devin Brown, Bobby Simmons, Marcus Fizer, and Mateen Cleaves. Rafer Jamel Alston, a. ... Chris Andersen (born July 7, 1978 in Long Beach, California) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an NBA basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz. ... Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980) in Chicago, IL) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University before being selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. ... Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer (b. ... Mateen Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional basketball player most recently playing for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Cleaves led the Michigan State basketball team to a national championship in 2000 and won the Most Outstanding Player award. ...

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2006-07 NBA Development League Teams and their NBA affiliations

Eastern Division

Image File history File links Rimrockerslogo_release05072. ... The Arkansas RimRockers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in North Little Rock. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Miami Heat is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Image File history File links Austin_Toros_logo. ... The Austin Toros is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 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 Dakota Wizards are a basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Image File history File links Logo of the new Fort Worth Flyers of the NBDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Fort Worth Flyers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a National Basketball Association team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Tulsa 66ers is the name of a NBA Development League team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The New York Knickerbockers, or Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ...

Western Division

Image File history File links Albuquerque_Thunderbirds_log. ... The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Anaheim Arsenal have joined the NBA D-League as an expansion team for the 2006-2007 season. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Image File history File links Bakersfield_180. ... The Bakersfield Jam are an expansion franchise of the NBA D-League that will begin play in 2006-07. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2006-07. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Image File history File links Istampede. ... The Idaho Stampede are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Utah Jazz is a National Basketball Association team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Los Angeles D-Fenders are a team in the NBA Development League. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

Inactive for 2006-07 season

Image File history File links FL_Flame. ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ...

Defunct Teams

The Asheville Altitude are an NBA Development League team based in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Oil Capital of the World, Americas Most Beautiful City, T-Town Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country State Counties United States Oklahoma Tulsa County Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area    - City 483. ... The Charleston Lowgators were a National Basketball Development League team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. ... South Fort Myers is an unincorporated area of Lee County, Florida. ... The Columbus Riverdragons are a National Basketball Development League team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Government County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Geographical characteristics Area 669. ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Greenville Groove were a National Basketball Development League team based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Huntsville Flight are a National Basketball Development League team based in Huntsville, Alabama. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Duke City Location Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates , Government Country State County United States New Mexico Bernalillo Founded 1706 Mayor Martin Chavez Geographical characteristics Area     City 469. ... The Mobile Revelers were a National Basketball Development League team based in Mobile, Alabama. ... The Roanoke Dazzle are a NBA Development League team based in Roanoke, Virginia . ...

Champions

  • 2001-2002 Greenville Groove 2-0 (Best of three) North Charleston Lowgators
  • 2002-2003 Mobile Revelers 2-1 (Best of three) Fayetteville Patriots
  • 2003-2004 Asheville Altitude 108-106 (OT) Huntsville Flight
  • 2004-2005 Asheville Altitude 90-67 Columbus Riverdragons
  • 2005-2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds 119-108 Fort Worth Flyers

Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ...

NBA Development League MVPs

Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an NBA basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz. ... Tierre Brown (born June 3, 1979 in Iowa, Louisiana) is a professional basketball player currently with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the NBA Development League. ... Matthew Carroll (born August 28, 1980 in Horsham, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA. Carroll is 66 (1. ... Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer (b. ...

References

  1. ^ "FOUR TEAMS TO LEAVE CBA FOR NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE", Continental Basketball Association, 2006-04-06. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  2. ^ "NBA Development League Expands To Four Cities", NBA.com, 2006-04-06. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  3. ^ "NBA Development League Expands To Anaheim", NBA.com, 2006-04-11. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  4. ^ Sheridan, Chris. "NBA approves Lakers' ownership of D-League team", ESPN, 2006-04-19. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  5. ^ "D-League Will No Longer Operate Roanoke Dazzle", NBA.com, 2006-05-01. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  6. ^ "D-League Will No Longer Operate In Fayetteville", NBA.com, 2006-05-02. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  7. ^ "12 teams to comprise NBA Development League in 2007-08", 2006-05-08. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.

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External links

  • Official D-League website
NBA Development League
Albuquerque Thunderbirds | Anaheim Arsenal | Arkansas RimRockers | Austin Toros | Bakersfield Jam | Colorado 14ers
Dakota Wizards | Fort Worth Flyers | Idaho Stampede | Los Angeles D-Fenders | Sioux Falls Skyforce | Tulsa 66ers
Suspended operations: Florida Flame
Defunct/Former Teams: Asheville Altitude | Charleston Lowgators | Columbus Riverdragons | Fayetteville Patriots
Greenville Groove | Huntsville Flight | Mobile Revelers | Roanoke Dazzle

 
 

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