The team was founded as the Anaheim Amigos, a charter member of the ABA-based in Anaheim, California. They played at the Anaheim Convention Center. The team’s colors were orange and black. The Anaheim Amigos was founded by Art Kim, a Hawaii native who had long been active in basketball as a player, Amateur Athletic Union administrator, and owner. The Amigos ...
History of the Amigos
The Anaheim Amigos/Los Angeles Stars/Utah Stars were a charter member American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Southern California. They were the Amigos during their first season in Anaheim and later moved to Los Angeles to become the Stars. The team existed from 1967 to 1976. In 1970, it moved from southern California to Utah.
The Amigos were the first professional team in any sport to bill themselves as representing the city of Anaheim and were the only team to do so until the National Hockey League's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim began to play in 1993. The California Angels of Major League Baseball played at Anaheim Stadium during the Amigos' existence, but they would not use "Anaheim" in their name until 1997.
Anaheim – Los Angeles – Salt Lake City
1967 – 1976 / American Basketball Association
1970 – 1975 / Utah Stars
1968 – 1970 / Los Angeles Stars
1967 – 1968 / Anaheim Amigos
Amigos – The Anaheim team's nickname is Amigos which means “Friends” in the language of Spanish.
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1970 – 1975 / Salt Palace
1968 – 1970 / Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
1967 – 1968 / Anaheim Convention Center
1975 / Snellen M. Johnson and Lyle E. Johnson
1974 – 1975 / James A. Collier
1970 – 1975 / Bill Daniels
1968 – 1970 / Jim Kirst
1967 – 1968 / Art Kim
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1975 / Tom Nissalke
1974 – 1975 / Bucky Buckwalter & Tom Nissalke
1973 – 1974 / Joe Mullaney
1971 – 1973 / LaDell Andersen
1969 – 1971 / Bill Sharman
1967 / Al Brightman/Harry Dinnel
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