The Oakland Oaks become charter members of the
newly organized American Basketball Association
Rick Barry is signed away from the NBA for a
multi-year contract reportedly worth $225,000
A California court rules that Barry's former NBA team can activate their option clause thus preventing him to suit up for the entire 1967-68 season
The Oaks play the Anaheim Amigos in the ABA's first game, winning a close one 132-129.
Pre-Virginia Squires Timeline: The Oakland Oaks 1967-1969
First season of the ABA ends with the Oaks in last place in the Western Division 26 games behind the league leading New Orleans Buccaneers.
Oaks trade three players for Doug Moe and Larry Brown. Sign Warren Armstrong, Jim Eakins and Henry Logan to rookie contracts
Rick Barry finally suits up in an Oakland uniform as the Oaks take on the Indiana Pacers on the road; would serve only half an injury plagued season.
Larry Brown, Doug Moe and Rick Barry play in the ABA's second annual All-Star game.
1968-69 regular season ends with the Oaks taking the Western Division by 14 games over the New Orleans Buccaneers. Barry leads league in scoring. Oaks would go on to win the ABA Championship by besting the Denver Rockets, New Orleans Buccaneers and finally the Indiana Pacers.
The Oaks are purchased by Washington DC lawyer Earl Foreman after the Bank of America threatens foreclosure on $1.2 million dollar loan to the team
Open the 1969-70 ABA season in the Western Division,
formally the home of the Oakland Oaks and are restricted
to their proposed schedule. First game at the Washington
Coliseum against New Orleans; Caps prevail 110-104.
Barry and Armstrong selected to play in All-Star Game. Both
see only limited play during the regular season due to injuries
Finish the regular season 44-40 and seven games behind the league leading Denver Rockets. Lose to the Rockets in playoffs 4 games to 2.
Timeline History: The Virginia Squires 1970-1976
Pre-Virginia Squires Timeline: The Washington Caps 1969-1970
Owner Earl Foreman announces in Williamsburg that
the Caps will relocate and become the Virginia Squires.
Sports Illustrated issue is published with Rick Barry in
Squires uniform on cover. Makes a number of negative
remarks about the state of Virginia.
Squires sell Rick Barry to the New York Nets for a reported $200,000 and a draft pick.
Squires open the season with a win
over the visiting Pittsburgh Condors
at the Old Dominion University fieldhouse.
Squires send Charlie Scott, George Carter and Neil Johnson to the ABA All-Star Game. Coach Al Bianchi guides the East squad to a win; 126-122
Regular season ends with the Squires 11 games up on the Kentucky
Colonels. Take the Nets in the first round but upset by the Colonels in second.
Owner Earl Foreman signs UMASS underclassman Julius Erving to a four-year contract
Squires guard Mike Barrett agrees to surgery for an injured wrist and will miss the entire 71-72 season
Julius Erving plays in first pro game (exhibition)
against the Kentucky Colonels and scores 30 points.
Squires open 71-72 season on the road beating the
Carolina Cougars 118-114. Julius Erving scores 21
in his regular season pro debut.
Charlie Scott and Julius Erving play in ABA All-Star
game. Both Squires scored 20 points and contributed
to the East's 142-115 blowout.
Charlie Scott announces that he considers his contract with the Squires null and void. He eventually jumps to the NBA Phoenix Suns.
Squires end the '71-'72 season in second place in the Eastern Division, 23 games behind the Colonels. Sweep Floridians; lose to the Nets in playoffs.