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Bakersfield Jam
Bakersfield Jam logo
Founded 2003
History Long Beach Jam
2003-2005 ABA
Bakersfield Jam
Arena Jam Events Center
City Bakersfield, California
Team Colors          
Head Coach Will Voigt
Owner Bakersfield Professional Sports, LLC
Championships 1 2003-2004
Division Titles 1 2003-2004
Affiliations Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers

The Bakersfield Jam is an expansion franchise of the National Basketball Association Development League (D-League) that began play in 2006-07. It plays its home games at the newly-built Jam Events Center in Bakersfield, California, United States, which had been built as their practice facility. Previously, the Jam had played their home games at the Rabobank Arena.

Founded in the new American Basketball Association (ABA) as the Long Beach Jam, it was coached in their inaugural season by Earl Cureton. Former members include Dennis Rodman, Derrick Dial, Joaquin Hawkins, Yuta Tabuse, and DerMarr Johnson. The Jam was the ABA champion in 2004.

In May 2005, the Long Beach Jam withdrew from the ABA, citing a lack of stability and structure within the league. As a result, the team applied for admission into the D-League for the 2006-07 season and relocated to Bakersfield.

In 2007, there was a contest where the fans could decide on a new name for the team. The choices were to rename the team Desperados, Roughnecks, Oilers, or keep the name Jam. On Thursday, May 17, the team announced that the team will remain the Bakersfield Jam, as that name won the poll in a landslide vote. After the contest, the Jam unveiled a new scheme for the logo. They replaced the blue to red. [1]

On April 29, 2009, it was reported that the Jam had ceased operations, citing lack of sufficient fan attendance. [2] However, on June 18, the Jam announced that they had not shut down and plan to play in the 2009-10 season, with further details to come the following day. [3]


Year-by-year record

Season League Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Long Beach Jam
2003–04 ABA 1st 24 7 .774 Won ABA Championship (Kansas City) 126-123
2004–05 ABA Red 2nd 18 10 .643 Won Quarterfinals (Las Vegas) 148-126
Lost Semifinals (Utah) 130-115
Bakersfield Jam
2006–07 D-League Western 6th 19 31 .380
Bakersfield Jam
2007–08 D-League Western 5th 11 39 .220
2008–09 D-League Western 3rd 26 24 .520 Lost Round 1 (Utah) 94-81
2009–10 D-League Western 15 28 .349
Regular season 110 149 .425
Playoffs 2 2 .500
Regular season and Playoffs combined 112 151 .426

Current roster

As of January 31, 2010.

Bakersfield Jam
Current Roster
Head Coach: Will Voigt
Associate Head Coach: Greg Minor, Mark Strickland
Athletic Trainer: Tim DiFrancesco
G 6'2 Blake Ahearn (Missouri State)
F 6'10 Keith Brumbaugh (Hillsborough C.C.)
C 6'11 Brian Butch (Wisconsin)
G 6'6 Will Daniels (Rhode Island)
C 7'0 John Edwards (Kent State)
G 6'6 Reece Gaines (Louisville)
G/F 6'6 Patrick Mutombo (Metro State (CO)
F 6'7 Rodney Webb (Florida Atlantic)
G 6'0 John Williams (Bryant)
G 6'1 Jeremy Wise (Southern Miss)

Players assigned by NBA teams

Players recalled by NBA teams

Players called up by NBA teams

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