The Info List - Washington Capitols

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The WASHINGTON CAPITOLS were a charter Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
) team based in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
The team was coached from 1946 to 1949 by NBA Hall of Famer Red Auerbach
Red Auerbach

The team was founded in 1946 as a charter BAA team; it became a charter NBA team in 1949. It folded on January 9, 1951 (with a 10–25 record). The team would try to make a comeback in the 1951–52 season in the American Basketball League , but the team would once again fold during the month of January there. The home arena was Uline Arena in Washington, capacity 7,500. The teams wore green and white. The NBA returned to the Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
area in 1973 , when the Baltimore Bullets became the Capital Bullets.


* 1 Franchise history * 2 Leading scorers by season * 3 Coaches and others * 4 Season-by-season records * 5 References * 6 External links


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The Capitols' 81.7 win percentage in the BAA's inaugural season was the highest in the NBA until surpassed by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966–67.

The Washington Capitols are also noteworthy for two long win streaks during their short history. In 1946, the Capitols won 17 straight games — a single season streak that remained the NBA's longest until 1969. The 15–0 start of the 1948–49 team was the best in NBA history until the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
broke it in 2015–16 by starting 24-0, though the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
had previously tied the Capitols' record in 1993–94 .

* NBA Championships: None * Divisional Championships: Regular Season: 2 (1946–47 and 1948–49 ) ; playoffs (1947 , 1948 tie-breaker, 1949 , 1950 )


* Bill Sharman (leading scorer in the 1951 season) *