Portland Chinooks

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Portland Chinooks
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Founded 2004
League IBL 2004-present
Team history Portland Chinooks
2004-present
Arena Eastmoreland Courts
Based in Portland, Oregon
Colors Red, black and white
              
Owner(s) Terry Emmert
Head coach Trevor Kiser
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Website http://www.ibl.com/portland_chinooks

The Portland Chinooks are a professional men's basketball team based out of Portland, Oregon. They are charter members of the International Basketball League and began play in the league in 2004. The team is owned by local businessman Terry Emmert. They have played their home games at various locations since their inception, including the Peter Stott Center and the Rose Garden, with home games currently at Eastmoreland Courts in southeast Portland. The team colors of red and black are shared with their predecessors from the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers.

Emmert, who bought the team due in part to his problems with the ABA's Portland Reign, did not escape problems with the Chinooks in his attempt to bring minor league hoops to Portland. His choice to have home games played at Portland's Eastmoreland Racquet Club created a furor among members, and forced the Chinooks to find a new venue for the team's second season (this decision was also influenced by the need for a larger venue).

The team was a strong success on the court, going 14-8 to grab third in the west. Lincoln Smith (24.1 ppg) and Kenny Tate (21.8 ppg) made the league's top 25 in scoring.

For 2006, the team reportedly pursued several venues, and played their home opener at the Rose Garden on March 12. The team's scheduled venue for the 2014 season are the Eastmoreland Courts.[1]

Oregon Waves[edit]

The Oregon Waves are a team of the International Basketball League set to begin play for the 2009 season. Based in Beaverton, the Waves play at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA. The Waves are the second IBL franchise in the Portland metropolitan area after the folding of the charter IBL franchise Portland Chinooks.

Standings[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage League Division
2005 14 8 .636 5th - IBL 3rd - West Division
2006 9 11 .450 15th - IBL 9th - West Division
2007 20 7 .785 3rd - IBL 1st - West Division
Overall 43 26 .622

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portland Chinooks". IBL Teams. International Basketball League. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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