• One Year Name: Capital Bullets

    The Capital Bullets franchise has had a history filled with hall of famers and all star players, but the franchise has never really been a powerhouse. Even with incredible players, and good coaching, the team has always fallen short to the legendary teams of their time.

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In February 1973, the team announced its pending move 30 miles southwest to the Capital Centre in Landover, a Washington, D.C. suburb, and became the Capital Bullets.

The next season, the team drafted Kevin Porter, and they moved to a city near Washington D.C.

Established
1961

City
Chicago – Baltimore – Washington D.C.

League History
1961 – Present / National Basketball Association

Team History
1997 – Present / Washington Wizards
1974 – 1997 / Washington Bullets
1973 – 1974 / Capital Bullets
1963 – 1973 / Baltimore Bullets
1962 – 1963 / Chicago Zephyrs
1961 – 1962 / Chicago Packers

Nickname
Bullets – Heading to Baltimore where they paid tribute to the city’s first NBA team named the Bullets, who got their name because they played in an armory.

Championship
NBA Championships  0
1978

Arena
2018 - Present / Capital One Arena
2007 – 2017 / Verizon Center
1997 – 2006 / MCI Center
1994 – 1997 / US Airways Arena
1973 – 1993 / Capital Centre

*Baltimore*
1963 – 1973 / Baltimore Civic Center

*Chicago*
1962 – 1963 / Chicago Coliseum
1961 – 1962 / International Amphitheatre

Owner
2010 – Present / Ted Leonsis
2009 – 2010 / Estate of Abe Pollin and Ted Leonsis
1999 – 2009 / Abe Pollin and Ted Leonsis
1964 – 1999 / Abe Pollin

1961 – 1964 / David Trager

Who is the greatest Capital Bullets?

Retired Number
10 Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
11 Elvin Hayes
25 Gus Johnson
41 Wes Unseld

Mascot
1997 – Present / G Wiz
Unknown / G Man

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