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The Virginia Squires were an American Basketball Association team in Norfolk, Virginia. 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
1970-71 55 29 0 1st in Eastern Division Defeated New York Nets 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Kentucky Colonels 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (16 regular season games + three postseason games)
Old Dominion University Fieldhouse, Norfolk, Virginia (17 regular season games + one postseason game)
Richmond Arena, Richmond, Virginia (four regular season games + two postseason games)
Salem Civic Center, Salem, Virginia (four regular season games)
Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York (one regular season game)
1971-72 45 39 23 2nd in Eastern Division Defeated Floridians 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by New York Nets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia (15 regular season games + three postseason games)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (13 regular season games + two postseason games)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (10 regular season games + one postseason games)
Berglund Center, Roanoke, Virginia (four regular season games)
1972-73 42* 42 15 3rd in Eastern Division Defeated by Kentucky Colonels 4-1 (best-of-seven) Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia (17 regular season games + one postseason games)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (13 regular season games + one postseason game)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (11 regular season games)
1973-74 28 56 27 4th in Eastern Division Defeated by New York Nets 4-1 (best-of-seven) Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia (25 regular season games + one postseason game)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (14 regular season games + one postseason game)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (three regular season games)
1974-75 15 69 43 5th in Eastern Division Did not qualify Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia (23 regular season games)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (19 regular season games)
1975-76 15 68 44.5 7th Did not qualify Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia (25 regular season games)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia (11 regular season games)
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (six regular season games)

* Total includes one forfeit win over Denver Rockets.