Northwest Division (NBA)
The Northwest Division is a division of the Western Conference in the North American Basketball League National Basketball Association (NBA) that includes five teams. The hometowns of the teams in the Northwest Division are in the sparsely populated Northwest of the USA from Oregon to Utah to Colorado , but also in Oklahoma and Minnesota , the westernmost franchise of the teams based in the Midwest .
In the NBA, the introduction of the Northwest Division had become necessary in the course of the expansion of the league: At the start of the 2004-2005 season there were too many teams in the Western Conference for only two divisions. The Pacific Division and Midwest Division teams , which were subsequently disbanded, were split between the Northwest Division and Southwest Division . In the Eastern Conference , the Southeast Division was introduced in parallel .
The following teams play in the Northwest Division :