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The San Diego Clippers were a National Basketball Association team in San Diego. The franchise was founded in the Basketball Association of America in Boston in 1946-47 as the Boston Celtics and joined the National Basketball Association in 1949-50 when its previous league merged with the National Basketball League. The team moved to San Diego as the San Diego Clippers in 1978-79, while the Buffalo Braves became the new Boston Celtics. The team moved to Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Clippers in 1984-85 and was renamed the LA Clippers in 2015-16.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
LA Clippers National Basketball Association STAPLES Center Los Angeles 2015-16
Los Angeles Clippers 1999-2000 2014-15
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 1984-85 1999
San Diego Clippers Pechanga Arena San Diego San Diego 1978-79 1983-84
Boston Celtics Boston Garden Boston 1949-50 1977-78
Basketball Association of America 1946-47 1948-49

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Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
National Basketball Association
1978-79 43 39 9 5th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)
1979-80 35 47 25 5th in Pacific Division
7th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)
1980-81 36 46 21 5th in Pacific Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)
1981-82 17 65 40 6th in Pacific Division
12th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)
1982-83 25 57 33 6th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)
1983-84 30 52 24 6th in Pacific Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify Pechanga Arena San Diego, San Diego (41 regular season games)