The Oakland Oaks were a short-lived basketball team in the American Basketball Association (ABA). (Not to be confused with the Oakland Oaks baseball team, or other oaks in Oakland.) The ABA Oakland Oaks were around two seasons, 1967-68 and 1968-69, and were owned by singer and actor Pat Boone. The Oaks won the ABA championship in 1969.

The Oaks managed to sign SF Warriors player Rick Barry by offering him a six-figure salary and 15% ownership in the team.

The team was sold in 1969 and moved to Washington, D.C., where it was renamed the Washington Caps.

Teams 1

courtesy Paul Brownprogram with coach Alex Hannum, Rick Barry
courtesy Donald Lewis Janner

Coach Bruce Hale
11 Ron Franz
30 Gary Bradds
31 Steve Jones
32 Dave Lee
33 Willie Porter
55 Jim Hadnot
14 Andy Anderson
34 Levern Tart
40 Mel Peterson

Wes Bialosuknia

Coach Alex Hannum
11 Larry Brown
12 Henry Logan
14 Russ Critchfield
24 Rick Barry
30 Gary Bradds
31 Warren Armstrong
32 John Clawson
33 Ira Harge
34 Doug Moe
40 Mel Peterson
42 Jim Eakins

Links and References

  1. Oakland Oaks on Remember the ABA