New Mexico Slam

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New Mexico Slam
New Mexico Slam logo
League IBL
Founded 1999
Folded 2001
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team colors teal, orange, gray
Website (archived on December 6, 2000)

The New Mexico Slam was an American professional basketball club. The club competed in the now defunct International Basketball League, that existed from 1999 to 2001.

The Slam played their home games at Tingley Coliseum. The New Mexico State Fair Commission split parking and concession with the team 50-50 and the Slam had to pay a $2,500 per game fee.[1] Former University of New Mexico assistant coach John Whisenanc served as the team's head coach. Their logo was described by the Albuquerque Journal as "an angry iguana gripping a basketball".[2]


  1. ^ "Lease OK'd, IBL set to name team". The Albuquerque Tribune. Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 22, 1999. p. S2. 
  2. ^ Latta, Dennis (April 23, 1999). "New basketball team vow it's here to stay". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. D1.