Fort Worth Flyers

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Fort Worth Flyers
Fort Worth Flyers logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2005
Folded 2007
History Fort Worth Flyers
Arena Fort Worth Convention Center
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Team colors

Light Blue, Feldspar, Brown and Navy Blue.

Head coach Sidney Moncrief
Ownership David Kahn
Southwest Basketball, LLC
Affiliation(s) Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 1 (2005-06)

The Fort Worth Flyers is a now defunct team of the NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth, Texas. They began play in the 2005-06 season. The decision was made by the NBADL to not operate this team for the 2007-08 season.

Franchise history[edit]

The team began play in 2005-06 as an expansion franchise. They were the D-League's regular season champions, finishing 28-20. However, they lost the Championship game to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds by a score of 119-108.

The following season, they finished in third place in the Eastern Division with a 29-21 record, losing the Eastern Division semifinal game to the Sioux Falls Skyforce 128-105.

The team didn't return to Fort Worth for 2007-08, as they were not able to make a profit. There is some talk of the Flyers moving to Reno, Nevada, and of the D-League placing another team in Fort Worth, citing their close proximity to the Dallas Mavericks.[1] However, this probably won't happen now that the Texas Legends, based in Frisco, are the sole affiliate for the Dallas Mavericks.

Logo design[edit]

A blue capital "F" reminiscent of a biplane over a basketball. The logo is also slightly similar to an alternate logo of the Philadelphia Flyers. The only number currently retired (#11) is that of Jose Juan Barea for his back-to-back 40 point games.

Season By Season[edit]

Season Division Regular Season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Fort Worth Flyers
2005–06 1st 28 20 .583 Won Semifinals (Roanoke) 87-78
Lost D-League Finals (Albuquerque) 119-108
2006–07 Eastern 3rd 29 21 .580 Lost Semifinals (Sioux Falls) 128-105
Regular Season Record 57 41 .582 2005–2007
Playoff Record 1 2 .333 2005–2007

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