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The Chicago Zephyrs were a National Basketball Association team in Chicago. The franchise was founded in 1961-62 in Chicago as the Chicago Packers and were renamed the Chicago Zephyrs in 1962-63. The team moved to Baltimore as the Baltimore Bullets in 1963-64. The team moved to Lake Arbor, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, as the Capital Bullets in 1973-74, after a brief stint in College Park, Maryland to begin the season, and was renamed the Washington Bullets in 1974-75. The team was renamed the Washington Wizards in 1997-98 and moved into Washington proper during that season.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Washington Wizards National Basketball Association Capital One Arena Washington 1997-98
Capital Centre Lake Arbor, Maryland 1997-98 1997-98
Washington Bullets 1974-75 1996-97
Capital Bullets 1973-74 1973-74
Cole Field House College Park, Maryland 1973-74 1973-74
Baltimore Bullets Royal Farms Arena Baltimore 1963-64 1972-73
Chicago Zephyrs Chicago Coliseum (1899) Chicago 1962-63 1962-63
Chicago Packers International Amphitheatre 1961-62 1961-62

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Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
1962-63 25 55 28 5th in Western Division Did not qualify Chicago Coliseum (1899), Chicago (34 regular season games)
Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore (three regular season games)
Cobo Arena, Detroit (two regular season games)
Madison Square Garden (1925), Manhattan, New York (one regular season game)