• Move to Memphis – Pros

    On August 21, 1970, the team was sold to Mississippi businessman P. W. Blake. Ten days later, he moved the team to Memphis and changed its name to the Memphis Pros, reportedly because the already purchased ‘Bucs’ uniforms could easily be converted to ‘Pros’ uniforms at little expense.

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The Memphis Pros were an American professional sports franchise that played in Memphis, Tennessee from 1970 until 1972 as a member of the American Basketball Association.

Established
1967

City
New Orleans – Memphis Baltimore

League History
1967 – 1975 / American Basketball Association

Team History
1975 / Baltimore Claws (Only Played three exhibition Game)
1974 – 1975 / Memphis Sounds
1972 – 1974 / Memphis Tams
1970 – 1972 / Memphis Pros
1967 – 1970 / New Orleans Buccaneers

Nickname
Pros – Name changed reportedly because the already purchased ‘Bucs’ uniforms could easily be converted to ‘Pros’ uniforms at little expense.

Championship
ABA Championships  0

Who is the greatest Memphis Pros?

Arena
*Emmitsburg, Maryland (Baltimore)*
1975 / St. Mary’s College

*Memphis*
1970 – 1975 / Mid-South Coliseum

*New Orleans*
1969 – 1970 / Tulane Gym
1967 – 1969 / Loyola Field House

Owner
1975 / American Basketball Association Office
1972 – 1975 / Charles O. Finley
1970 – 1972 / P. W. Blake
1967 – 1970 / Morton Downey, Jr., Charles G. Smither and 5 other Owners

Coaches
1974 – 1975 / Joe Mullaney
1972 – 1973 / Bob Bass
1967 – 1972 / Babe McCarthy

*Blue is this team’s history

Pros History Comments

 

 

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