NBA Team Timeline

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Can you name the NBA original, expansion, relocated, renamed teams?

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YearTeamTeam Type (State/Province)
1946-47Original (MA)
1946-47Original (NY)
1946-47Original (MD)
1946-47Original (PA)
1946-47Original (RI)
1946-47Original (IL)
1946-47Original (MO)
1946-47Original - Final Season (OH)
1946-47Original - Final Season (MI)
1946-47Original - Final Season (PA)
1946-47Original - Final Season (ON)
1947-48Moved from ABL (MD)
1948-49Moved from NBL (IN)
1948-49Moved from NBL - Final Season (IN)
1948-49Moved from NBL (MN)
1948-49Moved from NBL (NY)
1949-50Final Season (RI)
1949-50Merge with NBL - Final Season (IN)
1949-50Merge with NBL - Final Season (CO)
1949-50Merge with NBL - Final Season (WI)
1949-50Merge with NBL (NY)
1949-50Merge with NBL (IL)
1949-50Merge with NBL - Final Season (IA)
1949-50Merge with NBL (IN)
1950-51Final Season (IL)
1950-51Final Season (MO)
YearTeamTeam Type (State/Province)
1950-51Folded mid-season (MD)
1951-52Relocation (IL > WI)
1953-54Final Season (IN)
1954-55Folded mid-season (MD)
1955-56Relocation (WI > MO)
1957-58Relocation (IN > MI)
1957-58Relocation (NY > OH)
1960-61Relocation (MN > CA)
1961-62Expansion (IL)
1962-63Name Change (IL)
1962-63Relocation (PA > CA)
1963-64Relocation (NY > PA)
1963-64Relocation (IL > MD)
1966-67Expansion (IL)
1967-68Expansion (WA)
1967-68Expansion (CA)
1968-69Expansion (AZ)
1968-69Expansion (WI)
1968-69Relocation (MO > GA)
1970-71Expansion (OR)
1970-71Expansion (NY)
1970-71Expansion (OH)
1971-72Relocation (CA > TX)
1971-72Name Change (CA)
1972-73Relocation (OH > MO & NE)
1973-74Relocation (MD > MD)
YearTeamTeam Type (State/Province)
1974-75Name Change (MD)
1974-75Expansion (LA)
1975-76Name Change (MO)
1976-77Merge with ABA (NY)
1976-77Merge with ABA (IN)
1976-77Merge with ABA (CO)
1976-77Merge with ABA (TX)
1977-78Relocation (NY > NJ)
1978-79Relocation (NY > CA)
1979-80Relocation (LA > UT)
1980-81Expansion (TX)
1984-85Relocation (CA > CA)
1985-86Relocation (MO > CA)
1988-89Expansion (FL)
1988-89Expansion (NC)
1989-90Expansion (MN)
1980-90Expansion (FL)
1995-96Expansion (ON)
1995-96Expansion (BC)
1997-98Name Change (MD)
2001-02Relocation (BC > TN)
2002-03Relocation (NC > LA)
2004-05Expansion (NC)
2008-09Relocation (WA > OK)

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