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Western Basketball Association (1978-1979)

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The Western Basketball Association was a minor league basketball circuit with franchises in Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Washington. The league lasted for just a single season in the winter of 1978-79. The Tucson Gunners defeated the Reno Bighorns to win the league’s only championship series in April 1979.

Following the 1978-79 campaign, the WBA announced plans to merge with the rival Continental Basketball Association (CBA) to form a new loop called the United Basketball Association. However, all of the WBA clubs during the summer of 1979 so the CBA simply continued on under its original name.

Western Basketball Association Franchise List

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November 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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