NBA Western : Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz

NBA Western : Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz

Houston Rockets

Houston Rockeets is the American basketball team joined in the National Basketball Association. The team is based in Houston, Texas. The name of the Rockets selected in a search contest motto of San Diego when the club was still based in San Diego.  The city is home to produce the Atlas rocket used by NASA. When San Diego became the headquarters of NASA, the Rockets still retain that name although it has been moved to Houston.  Houston Rockets have won the NBA as much as 2 times, namely in 1994 and 1995, when led by Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon.

When I first joined the NBA in the year 1971/72, the Rockets took Elvin Hayes (The Big E) which is the star of the team. However, a year later, Hayes is transferred to another club.  In 1975, the Rockets reached the playoffs the first in the NBA, led by Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich forward. A year later, Moses Malone, the first incoming basketball players to professional competition (American Basketball Association-ABA) after graduating from high school, joining Houston. Along with the club, Malone became the NBA's best players and bring the Rockets to the Eastern finals for the first time in 1977.

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs are a basketball team in the National Basketball Association based in San Antonio, Texas. They have won the NBA championship 4 times, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007.


They originally named Dallas Chaparrals in the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. Later renamed the Texas Chaparrals in the season 1970-1971. In 1973 they were bought by a group of businessmen from San Antonio of 36 people, led by Angelo Drossos and Red McCombs and was named the San Antonio Spurs.


The team is starting to become one of the stronger teams in the Western Conference when the time of George Gervin, precisely in the year 1976-1985. They became a team into the playoffs and subscriptions often to win the division, but never advanced to the NBA Finals after losing to teams like the Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. After the death of Gervin, the Spurs entered the hard times and the Spurs had threatened to move the city because attendance dropped dramatically from 1985 are calculated. Spurs began to rediscover the glory in the presence of David Robinson at Spurs. Spurs come back often to the playoffs and win the division, but the Spurs could not feel the NBA Finals.

The entry of Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs really a blessing. Along with David Robinson, they form the "twin towers" are feared in the NBA. This duo managed to bring the Spurs won the NBA for the first time in 1999. This duo, plus Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs won the NBA back in 2003. After the final, Robinson retired from the NBA. However, the Spurs can still win the NBA twice, namely in 2005, 2007). With frequent Spurs won the NBA, many people assume they have established a new dynasty in the NBA.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns basketball team is the American who joined in the National Basketball Association.  The team is based in Phoenix, Arizona.  The team was founded in 1968 at a cost of two million dollar expansion. The name came out as the Phoenix Suns winner in the election process and the name of defeating several options other names, such as Scorpions, Rattlers, Thunderbirds, Wranglers, Mavericks, Mustangs and Cougars. The first season the Suns play in the NBA is the worst team this season with a 16-66 win-loss record . the best win-loss record is 62-20 Suns reached the NBA season in 1992/93 and 2004/05.

In 1987, the Suns owner Jerry Colangelo became after he led the ownership group that bought sebuat team at a price of $ 44 million.  Until 2011, the Suns have not pocketed the NBA title, but this team has a number of achievements, which is 2 degrees champion the region, six division titles, and appeared in the playoffs as much as 29 times.  Some have won awards Suns coaches and players, among them Cotton Fitzsimmons and Mark D'Antoni (Best Coach 1989 & 2005), Alvan Adams, Walter Davis, and Amare Stoudemire (Best Newcomer 1976, 1978, & 2003), and Charles Barkley, and Steve Nash (NBA Most Valuable Player 1993 and 2005).

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings basketball team is the American who joined in the National Basketball Association. The team is based in Sacramento, California.  Formerly the team is based in Rochester, New York and known as the Rochester Royals, founded in 1945 as part of National Basketball League (NBL).  In his second year competing in the NBL, Rochester won the title. A year later, moved to Rochester competitions Basketball Association of America (BAA).  In 1951, the Rochester Royals won the NBA title. Before she moved to Sacramento in 1985, this team had changed names several times , the Cincinnati Royals, the Kansas City-Omaha Kings, and the Kansas City Kings.

In the 1985/86 season, competed in the NBA Sacramento Kings for the first time using the headquarters Sacramento Sports Arena (later known as ARCO Arena the Kings) with a capacity of 10.333 seats.  Two years later, the Kings have a new stadium with a capacity of 16.517 seats are also called ARCO Arena. In season 2001 / 2, Kings reach the best seasons in the NBA with a record of winning and losing 61-21 to win the West.  Kings worst season in the NBA experienced in 2008/09 with a record of win- lost 17-65.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder is a basketball team from the city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States who are members of the National Basketball Association. Thunder is the incarnation of the team the Seattle SuperSonics are now no longer follow the NBA. The team started following the NBA season (2008-09) with the first match is against the Milwaukee Bucks (away party), where they lost by a score of 98-87.

Even though it is an incarnation of the team, they do not use symbols, colors, and logos SuperSonics. SuperSonics past history (1967-2008) will also be shared ("shared") between the Oklahoma City NBA and the new NBA team in Seattle. While players are in uniform SuperSonics last season (including players that are draft by the Sonics in the NBA Draft 2008) will play for Oklahoma City team. Management team and head coach and manage teams that take care of Oklahoma City is also taken from the Seattle Sonics.

Naming the team

NBA has given a deadline to find a new identity for Oklahoma City NBA no later than September, but the NBA expects new identity for this team will be announced in August.  Although some sources say he was close to the group of NBA owners who told reporters that the team This will be called the Oklahoma City Thunder , but the NBA gave the name of potential for this team: Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Wind, and Thunder.
Finally, on 3 September 2008, the Oklahoma City NBA officially announced by the official team called the Oklahoma City Thunder and its logo have been determined. While the jersey and mascot will be announced in late September.

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz basketball team is the American who joined in the National Basketball Association. The team is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jazz name was taken from the musical heritage of the city of Utah. Formerly the team is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and named New Orleans Jazz. NO Jazz joined the NBA in 1974 and several years of occupying the bottom position in the list of NBA teams. During joining the NBA, this club has some of the stadium, the Salt Palace, Thomas Mack Center, and the Energy Solutions Arena (Delta Arena).

In 1979, team owner of the Jazz moved to Salt Lake City. Jazz at the bottom of the list position has not changed much and the club suffered the worst season in the NBA with a winning record losing 24-58 on the season 1979/80. In the mid-1980s, the Jazz get young players John Stockton and Karl Malone. In 1994, John Stockton equal the record that assists held by NBA legend, Bob Cousy, while Karl Malone scores through the acquisition of as many as 19,000 numbers. Still in the same year, Jeff Hornacek also join the Jazz after moving from the Philadelphia 76ers. Jazz won the best season in 1996/97, when the team posted a record that win-lose for the first time 64-18 and advance to the NBA finals. After 2000, which left retired by the Jazz best players still competing in the NBA with the new stars such as Andrei Kirilenko, Carlos Boozer, and Deron Williams.

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