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Pittsburgh Pipers
Conference Eastern Conference
Division East Division
Founded 1967
History Pittsburgh Pipers (1967-68)
Minnesota Pipers (1968-69)
Pittsburgh Pipers (1969-70)
Arena Civic Arena
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Team colors Orange and Blue
Owner(s) Gabe Rubin (1967-68)
William J. Erickson (1968-70)
General manager {{{General Manager}}}
Head coach Vince Cazzetta (1967-68)
Jim Harding (1968-69)
Vern Mikkelsen (1968-69)
Verl Young (1968-69)
John Clark (1969-70)
Buddy Jeannette (1969-70)
D-League affiliate {{{affiliate}}}
Championships 1967-68
Conference titles None
Division titles None
Official website

The Pittsburgh Pipers were a charter member of the American Basketball Association, founded by chairman Doug Melidona. They won the league's first championship in the 1967-1968 season, with star player and ABA MVP Connie Hawkins. They then departed for Minnesota, where they played as the Minnesota Pipers during the 1968-1969 season. The team returned to Pittsburgh to play as the Pipers during the 1969-1970 season, but were crippled from the start when Hawkins jumped to the NBA. After a serious knee injury to guard Charlie Williams, the season became a complete fiasco, and they missed the playoffs with a 29-55 record. They were renamed the Pittsburgh Condors in 1970, and folded in 1972.


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