Merger talks with the NBA were already underway, but a major stumbling block was the presence of the Caps in Washington. Baltimore Bullets owner Abe Pollin wanted to move his team to Washington but did not want the Caps there. The other ABA owners persuaded Foreman to move the Caps for the second time in as many seasons. Foreman decided ...
While the trades may have provided enough short-term financing to keep the Squires in business, the loss of so much talent angered the fans. The Squires’ attendance fell through the floor and never recovered. The Squires’ final two seasons in the ABA were forgettable as losses mounted and popular coach Al Bianchi was fired. The 1974 – 1975 and 1975 ...
History of the Squires
The Virginia Squires were a basketball team based in Norfolk, Virginia, and played in several other Virginia cities. They were members of the American Basketball Association from 1970 to 1976.
The team originated in 1967 as the Oakland Oaks, an ABA charter franchise based in Oakland, California. They moved to Washington, D.C. as the Washington Caps in 1969 but moved to Norfolk the following year, becoming the Squires. A regional team, they played home games in Richmond, Hampton, and Roanoke as well as Norfolk. The team folded in 1976, just a month before the ABA–NBA merger.
Oakland – Washington D.C. – Norfolk
1967 – 1976 / American Basketball Association
1970 – 1976 / Virginia Squires
1969 – 1970 / Washington Caps
1967 – 1969 / Oakland Oaks
Squires – A person of high social standing who owns and lives on an estate in a rural area, the chief landowner in such an area.
ABA Championships 0
1971 – 1976 / Norfolk Scope
1970 – 1976 / Hampton Coliseum
1970 – 1976 / Richmond Coliseum
1971 – 1976 / Roanoke Civic Center
1969 – 1970 / Washington Coliseum
1967 – 1969 / Oakland Arena
1970 – 1976 / Earl Foreman
1967 – 1969 / Pat Boone
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1975 – 1976 / Bill Musselman
1970 – 1975 / Al Bianchi
1968 – 1969 / Alex Hannum
1967 – 1968 / Bruce Hale
*Blue is this team’s history