• One Year as Texas Chaparrals

    The team suffered from poor attendance and general disinterest in Dallas. In fact, during the 1970 – 1971 season, the name “Dallas” was dropped in favor of “Texas” and an attempt was made to make the team a regional one, playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Convention Center, as well as Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this proved a failure and the team returned full-time to Dallas in time for the 1971 – 1972 season, splitting their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena.

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During the 1970 – 1971 season, the team became the Texas Chaparrals and an attempt was made to make the team a regional one, playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum, as well as Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this proved a failure and the team returned full-time to Dallas in time for the 1971 – 1972 season, splitting their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena.

Established
1967

City
Dallas
San Antonio

League History
1976 – Present / National Basketball Association
1967 – 1976 / American Basketball Association

Team History
1973 – Present / San Antonio Spurs
1970 – 1971 / Texas Chaparrals

1967 – 1970, 1971 – 1973 / Dallas Chaparrals

Nickname
Chaparrals – Continued to use the name from Dallas Chaparrals, named it for the Chaparral Club which is where the original owners were meeting.

Championship
NBA Championships  0
2014, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
ABA Championships  0

Arena
2005 – Present / AT&T Center
2002 – 2005 / SBC Center
1993 – 2002 / Alamodome
1973 – 1993 / HemisFair Arena

*Fort Worth*
1970 – 1971 / Tarrant County Coliseum

*Lubbock*
1970 – 1971 / Lubbock Municipal Coliseum

*Dallas*
1967 – 1973 / Dallas Memorial Auditorium

Owner
1993 – Present / Peter Holt
1988 – 1993 / Red McCombs
1973 – 1988 / Angelo Drossos

1967 – 1973 / Bob Folsom

Who is the greatest Dallas/Texas Chaparrals?

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Retired Number
00 Johnny Moore
6 Avery Johnson
12 Bruce Bowen
13 James Silas
21 Tim Duncan
32 Sean Elliott
44 George Gervin
50 David Robinson

Mascot
1983 – Present / The Coyote

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