Virginia Squires

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Virginia Squires
First Season
Team History
Virginia Squires (1970-76)
Washington Caps (1969-70)
Oakland Oaks (1967-69)
American Basketball Association (1967-76)
  • Eastern Division (1970-75)
  • Western Division (1967-70)
Hampton Coliseum
Norfolk Scope
Richmond Coliseum
Old Dominion University Fieldhouse
Richmond Arena
Washington Coliseum (1969-70)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (1967-69)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Virginia Squires was a basketball team based in Norfolk, Virginia, and playing in several other Virginia cities. They were members of the American Basketball Association from 1970 to 1976.

The team originated in 1967 as the Oakland Oaks, an ABA charter franchise based in Oakland, California. They moved to Washington, D.C. as the Washington Caps in 1969 but moved to Norfolk the following year, becoming the Squires. A regional team, they played home games in Richmond, Hampton, and Roanoke as well as Norfolk. The team folded in 1976, just a month before the ABA-NBA merger.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
Oakland Oaks
1967-68 Regular Season Denver Rockets Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Regular Season Houston Mavericks Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Washington Caps
1969-70 Regular Season New Orleans Buccaneers Washington Coliseum
Regular Season Miami Floridians Washington Coliseum
Postseason Denver Rockets Washington Coliseum
Virginia Squires
1970-71 Regular Season Texas Chaparrals Hampton Coliseum
1971-72 Postseason New York Nets various
1974-75 Regular Season Indiana Pacers Hampton Coliseum
1975-76 Regular Season Spirits of St. Louis Hampton Coliseum

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1970s 1971-72 • 1972-73 • 1974-75
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