|Founded||1957, as Wilmington Jets|
|Arena||Rockne Hall, Allentown Central Catholic High School, Allentown, Pa.|
|Team History||Wilmington Jets
|Championships||1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976|
|Division Titles||1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980|
The Allentown Jets were a minor league basketball team that played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League (later the Eastern Basketball Association and Continental Basketball Association) from 1958 to 1981. The team was one of the most dominant franchises in CBA/Eastern League history, winning eight playoff championships and twelve division titles.
Originally formed in 1957 as the Wilmington Jets, the team relocated in 1958 to Allentown, Pennsylvania. Among the Jets' top players were center Roman "Big Daddy" Turmon, rebounder Harthorne Wingo, and 3-point specialist Brendan McCann & Bill "BO" White. The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Richard Koffenberger, who played for the team in Wilmington. The Jets had a working agreement with the New York Knicks, who sent several players to Allentown for playing time.
In 1964, the Jets played an interleague contest with the Grand Rapids Tackers of the Midwest Professional Basketball League. The Jets won 138-136, winning the only minor league "World Series of Basketball" interpromotional game ever held.
In 1979, the franchise rebranded itself as the "Lehigh Valley Jets," in an effort to greater regionalize its fanbase; however, after the 1980-81 season the Jets closed up for good.
|1958/59||EPBL||8th||Did not qualify|
|1977/78||EBA||4th, Western||Did not qualify|
- Continental Basketball Association franchise history
- Delaware Destroyers
- Delaware Stars
- First State Fusion
- Wilmington Bombers
- List of professional sports teams in Delaware
- "History of the Eastern League". Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- "History of the Continental Basketball Association". Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 6 December 2012.