• Amigos Team Formation

    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 were 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 lost the very first ABA game to Oakland, 132-129. They finished their first season with 25 wins and 53 losses, good for fifth place in the Western Division but not good enough to make the playoffs.

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The team was founded as the Anaheim Amigos, a charter member of the ABA based in Anaheim, California.

Established
1967

City
Anaheim
– Los Angeles – Salt Lake City

League History
1967 – 1976 / American Basketball Association

Team History
1970 – 1975 / Utah Stars
1968 – 1970 / Los Angeles Stars
1967 – 1968 / Anaheim Amigos

Nickname
Amigos – The Anaheim team's nickname is Amigos which means “Friends” in the language of Spanish.

Championship
ABA Championships  0
1971

Who is the greatest Anaheim Amigos?

Arena
*Utah*
1970 – 1975 / Salt Palace

*Los Angeles*
1968 – 1970 / Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

*Anaheim*
1967 – 1968 / Anaheim Convention Center

Owner
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

Coaches
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

*Blue is this team’s history

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