The San Jose Jammers were an American basketball team based in San Jose, California that was a member of the Continental Basketball Association. In 1991, the team became the Bakersfield Jammers. The team was created by former Oakland A's executive Fred Kuenzi through a CBA basketball league expansion. Although Fred was initially named as team spokesman and introduced as the teams first general manager, he had previous commitments that prohibited him from remaining on in that capacity. He served as a team consultant. Fred obtained capitol investment funding by bringing in former assemblyman Dominic Cortese as majority owner. The Jammers' inaugural roster included high scoring guards Freddie Banks (Las Vegas Silver Streaks) and Butch Hays, forward David Boone, and center Casey Crawford.