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
         
General manager Bubba Barrage
Head coach Nate Bjorkgren
Ownership Bakersfield Professional Sports, LLC
Affiliation(s) Phoenix Suns (as of 2014-15)
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 1 (2012-13)
Website www.nba.com/dleague/bakersfield/

The Bakersfield Jam are an American basketball team that plays 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]

On April 30, 2014, it was reported that the Jam would enter a hybrid operation with the Phoenix Suns. Not only would that lead to the Suns having exclusive collaborations with the team, but it would also allow the Jam to operate under their own management in the process. On May 9, it was confirmed that the Suns and the Jam would agree to working under a hybrid affiliation.[4] Four days later, the Jam completed their transition by allowing Suns scout Bubba Barrage to be the team's newest general manager and letting Nate Bjorkgren coach the Jam in place of Will Voigt.[5]

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 Baptist, Billy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1987–08–19 Quincy College
G 23 Cummings, Markeith 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–12–21 Kennesaw State
G 5 Harris, Terrel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1987–08–10 Oklahoma State
F 24 Horner, Dennis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–02–05 North Carolina State
F/C 34 Koshwal, Mac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–10–19 DePaul
F 7 Major, Renaldo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1982–05–07 Fresno State
G 11 McNeal, Jerel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1987–06–01 Marquette
F 21 O'Brien, Jake 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–06–03 Temple
F 32 Thomas, Doug 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1983–09–20 Iowa
G 9 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: 2014–05–13

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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