Bakersfield Jam

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Bakersfield Jam
Bakersfield Jam logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2006
History Bakersfield Jam
2006–present
Arena Dignity Health Event Center
Location Bakersfield, California
Team colors Red, Blue
         
Head coach Will Voigt
Ownership Bakersfield Professional Sports, LLC
Affiliation(s) Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Clippers
Phoenix Suns
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 1 (2012-13)
Website www.nba.com/dleague/bakersfield/

The Bakersfield Jam is an American basketball team currently playing in the National Basketball Association Development League (D-League) that began play in 2006-07. It plays its home games at the Dignity Health Event Center in Bakersfield, California, United States, which had been built as their practice facility. Previously, the Jam had played their home games at the Rabobank Arena.

In 2007, there was a contest where the fans could decide on a new name for the team. The choices were to rename the team Desperados, Roughnecks, Oilers, or keep the name Jam. On Thursday, May 17, the team announced that the team will remain the Bakersfield Jam, as that name won the poll in a landslide vote. After the contest, the Jam unveiled a new scheme for the logo. They replaced the blue to red.[1]

On April 29, 2009, it was reported that the Jam had ceased operations, citing lack of sufficient fan attendance.[2] However, on June 18, the Jam announced that they had not shut down and plan to play in the 2009-10 season, with further details to come the following day.[3]

Year-by-year record[edit]

Season League Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Bakersfield Jam
2006–07 D-League Western 6th 19 31 .380
Bakersfield Jam
2007–08 D-League Western 5th 11 39 .220
2008–09 D-League Western 3rd 26 24 .520 Lost Round 1 (Utah) 0-1
2009–10 D-League Western 8th 17 33 .340
2010–11 D-League Western 4th 29 21 .580 Lost Round 1 (Rio Grande Valley) 2–1
2011–12 D-League Western 3rd 28 22 .560 Won Round 1 (Dakota) 2-0
Lost Semifinals (Los Angeles) 0-2
2012–13 D-League Western 1st 36 14 .720 Lost Round 1 (Austin) 0-2
2013–14 D-League Western 5th 24 26 .480
Regular season 190 210 .475
Playoffs 3 7 .300
Regular season and Playoffs combined 193 217 .471

Current roster[edit]

Bakersfield Jam roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 15 United States Baptist, Billy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1987–08–19 Quincy College
G 23 United States Cummings, Markeith 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–12–21 Kennesaw State
F/C 33 Nigeria Diogu, Ike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1983–09–11 Arizona State
G 5 United States Harris, Terrel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1987–08–10 Oklahoma State
F 24 United States Horner, Dennis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–02–05 North Carolina State
F/C 34 Sudan Koshwal, Mac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–10–19 DePaul
F 7 United States Major, Renaldo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1982–05–07 Fresno State
G 11 United States McNeal, Jerel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1987–06–01 Marquette
F 21 United States O'Brien, Jake 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–06–03 Temple
F 32 United States Thomas, Doug 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1983–09–20 Iowa
G 9 United States Wise, Jeremy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1986–03–13 Southern Mississippi
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • John Bryant
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Shaun Mirza

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2014–04–12

Doug Richard CSW

Players assigned by NBA teams[edit]

Players recalled by NBA teams[edit]

Players called up by NBA teams[edit]

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