American Basketball Association Rosters

1967-68   1968-69   1969-70   1970-71   1971-72   1972-73   1973-74   1974-75   1975-76


1967-68

Anaheim Amigos
Dallas Chaps
Denver Rockets
Houston Mavericks
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Minnesota Muskies
New Jersey Americans
New Orleans Bucs
Oakland Oaks
Pittsburgh Pipers

1968-69

Dallas Chaps
Denver Rockets
Houston Mavericks
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Los Angeles Stars
Miami Floridians
Minnesota Pipers
New York Nets
New Orleans Bucs
Oakland Oaks

1969-70

Carolina Cougars
Dallas Chaps
Denver Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Los Angeles Stars
Miami Floridians
New York Nets
New Orleans Bucs
Pittsburgh Pipers
Washington Capitols

1970-71

Carolina Cougars
Denver Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Memphis Pros
Miami Floridians
New York Nets
Pittsburgh Condors
Texas Chaps
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires

1971-72

Carolina Cougars
Dallas Chaps
Denver Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Memphis Pros
Miami Floridians
New York Nets
Pittsburgh Condors
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires

1972-73
Carolina Cougars
Dallas Chaps
Denver Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Memphis Tams
Miami Floridians
New York Nets
San Diego Conquistadors
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires

1973-74
Carolina Cougars
Denver Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Memphis Tams
New York Nets
San Antonio Spurs
San Diego Conquistadors
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires

1974-75

Denver Nuggets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
Memphis Sounds
New York Nets
San Antonio Spurs
San Diego Conquistadors
St. Louis Spirits
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires

1975-76

Baltimore Claws
Denver Nuggets
Indiana Pacers
Kentucky Colonels
New York Nets
San Antonio Spurs
San Diego Sails
St. Louis Spirits
Utah Stars
Virginia Squires
   
Methodology: I used a number of sources to identify a player's numbers and his statistics.
For statistics, I used the following resources.  Sometimes the information conflicted.  When they did this is how I rank the data
1. Game films.
2. Home team's programs-My assumption is the home team is pretty reliable on it's own roster.  Hopefully that's not a false assumption.
3. Media guide-I used these mainly for players who were on the roster, but didn't make it into a game.  They are not that reliable for general numbers.  Media guides were put out before the season.  As players got cut, players would switch their numbers.
4. Road programs-Road programs in the early years of the league were prone to misspellings and number errors.
5.
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/ This is an incredible website.
6. Photographs-This is a chicken and egg problem. You need to know the number to identify the player.  You also need to know the jersey style to accurately identify the year.  Over time you recognize both and can be reasonably accurate.

Sometimes a player wore 2 different numbers in a year.  In that case, I separate the numbers with a comma, e.g. "10,20."  It was not uncommon for a player to really have 2 numbers in a year.  However, my sense is most of the times it is a bookkeeping error and not a real number change.  One of the two numbers is right.