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The Oakland Oaks were an American Basketball Association team in Oakland, California. The franchise was founded in 1967-68 in Oakland, California as the Oakland Americans but were renamed the Oakland Oaks prior to commencing play. The franchise moved to Washington in 1969-70 as the Washington Caps and moved again to Norfolk, Virginia in 1970-71 as the Virginia Squires. The franchise folded after the 1975-76 season.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Virginia Squires American Basketball Association Scope Arena Norfolk, Virginia 1971-72 1975-76
Old Dominion University Fieldhouse 1970-71 1970-71
Washington Caps Uline Arena Washington 1969-70 1969-70
Oakland Oaks Oakland Arena Oakland, California 1967-68 1968-69
Oakland Americans 1967-68 DNP

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Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
American Basketball Association
1967-68 22 56 26 6th in Western Division Did not qualify Oakland Arena, Oakland, California (18 regular season games)
Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, California (11 regular season games)
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Richmond, California (two regular season games)
San Jose Civic, San José, California (two regular season games)
Selland Arena, Fresno, California (two regular season games)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon (two regular season games)
Sacramento Charter High School Gym, Sacramento, California (one regular season games)
Titan Gym, Fullerton, California (one regular season game)
1968-69 60 18 0 1st in Western Division Defeated Denver Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated New Orleans Buccaneers 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Indiana Pacers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Oakland Arena, Oakland, California (32 regular season games + nine regular season games)
Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, California (six regular season games)
San Jose Civic, San José, California (one regular season game)