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The Washington Caps were an American Basketball Association team in Washington. 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
1969-70 44 40 7 3rd in Western Division Defeated by Denver Rockets 4-3 (best-of-seven) Uline Arena, Washington (31 regular season games + three postseason games)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles (six regular season games)
Selland Arena, Fresno, California (two regular season games)
Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas (one regular season game)
Denver Coliseum, Denver (one regular season game)
Reid Gymnasium, Cullowhee, North Carolina (one regular season game)