Savannah Spirits

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Savannah Spirits
Leagues Continental Basketball Association
Founded 1986
History Detroit Spirits
1982–1986
Savannah Spirits
1986–1988
Tulsa Fast Breakers
1988-1991
Tulsa Zone 1991-1992
Fargo-Moorhead Fever
1992-1994
Mexico City Aztecas
1994-1995
San Diego Wildcards
1995-96
(Disbanded during season - January 5, 1996)
Arena Savannah Civic Center
Location Savannah, Georgia
President Reginald Henderson
Vice-president(s) General Manager, Robb Larson
Head coach Charley Rosen
Savannah Spirits Logo

The Savannah Spirits were a professional basketball team that played for two years in the Continental Basketball Association from 1986 to 1988, amassing a total regular season record of 42 wins and 60 losses for a total of 306.5 points. The team originally began play in the 1982-1983 season as the Detroit Spirits. The Spirits did not qualify for the postseason in their first year in Savannah, Georgia. In their second and final year in Savannah, they were eliminated by the Albany Patroons in the first round, four games to one.

After relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma and changing their name to the Tulsa Fast Breakers, the team won the 1988–89 CBA Championship under Head Coach Henry Bibby. The franchise would have a name change to the Tulsa Zone before they eventually moved again to Fargo, North Dakota. Another move would send the team to Mexico City where they became the Mexico City Aztecas and the on to San Diego. The team would fold during the 1995-1996 season while playing as the San Diego Wildcards.

Future late-night talk show host Craig Kilborn served as the team's radio play-by-play announcer. It was the first broadcasting job of his career.

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