Los Angeles Stars

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Los Angeles Stars was the name of three American Basketball Association (ABA) teams based in Los Angeles , California .

The first team to call itself Los Angelas Stars first played under the name Anaheim Amigos in the 1967/1968 season in the ABA. After moving to the metropolis of Los Angeles, they called themselves LA Stars. They played their home games from 1968 to 1970 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena . When the team moved to Salt Lake City , Utah in the fall of 1970 , it was renamed Utah Stars . They played under this name in the professional league until the ABA merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1976.

The second team, called Los Angeles Stars, began playing in the American Basketball Association , which was founded in 1999, at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood , California in the fall of 2000 . However, they only played under this name in the US professional basketball league in the 2000/2001 season. In 2001 the team moved to Anaheim , California, and was named Southern California Surf for the 2001/2002 season .

The third team, which played under the name Los Angeles Stars, began playing in the fall of 2004. In 2005, the Stars became the second men's professional team in history to be coached by a woman, DeLisha Milton-Jones. In 2005 the LA Stars were renamed Los Angeles Aftershock by the new owner . The team has played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) since the 2005/2006 season .

LA Stars Name Story:

  • Anaheim Amigos 1967-1968
  • Los Angeles Stars 1968–1970
  • Utah Stars 1970–1976
  • Los Angeles Stars 2000-2001
  • Southern California Surf 2001-2002
  • Los Angeles Stars 2004–2005

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