Allentown Jets

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Allentown JetsAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_0_0
LeaguesAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_1_0 EPBL (1958–1970)

EBA (1970–78) CBA (1978–1981)Allentown Jets_cell_0_1_1

FoundedAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_2_0 1957 (as Wilmington Jets)Allentown Jets_cell_0_2_1
FoldedAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_3_0 1981Allentown Jets_cell_0_3_1
HistoryAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_4_0 Wilmington Jets (1957–58)

Allentown Jets (1958–1979) Lehigh Valley Jets (1979–1981)Allentown Jets_cell_0_4_1

ArenaAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_5_0 Rockne HallAllentown Jets_cell_0_5_1
LocationAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_6_0 Allentown, PennsylvaniaAllentown Jets_cell_0_6_1
Team colorsAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_7_0 blue, orange, whiteAllentown Jets_cell_0_7_1
ChampionshipsAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_8_0 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976Allentown Jets_cell_0_8_1
Division titlesAllentown Jets_header_cell_0_9_0 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980Allentown Jets_cell_0_9_1

The Allentown Jets were a minor league basketball team that played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League (later the Eastern Basketball Association and Continental Basketball Association) from 1958 to 1981. Allentown Jets_sentence_0

The team was one of the most successful franchises in CBA/Eastern League history, winning eight playoff championships and 12 division titles. Allentown Jets_sentence_1

Originally formed in 1957 as the Wilmington Jets, the team relocated in 1958 to Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown Jets_sentence_2

Among the Jets' top players were center Roman "Big Daddy" Turmon, Ray Scott NBA player and coach, scorer-rebounder Harthorne Wingo, 3-point specialist Brendan McCann, and Bill "BO" White. Allentown Jets_sentence_3

The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Richard Koffenberger, who played for the team in Wilmington. Allentown Jets_sentence_4

The Jets had a working agreement with the New York Knicks, who sent several players to Allentown for playing time. Allentown Jets_sentence_5

Scott was the fourth player picked in the US in the 1961 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, the Jets PR maestro, Johnny Kimock navigated this successful transition making the Jets one of the elite EBL teams. Allentown Jets_sentence_6

In 1964, the Jets played an interleague contest with the Grand Rapids Tackers of the Midwest Professional Basketball League. Allentown Jets_sentence_7

The Jets won 138–136, winning the only minor league "World Series of Basketball" interpromotional game ever held. Allentown Jets_sentence_8

In 1979, the franchise rebranded itself as the "Lehigh Valley Jets," in an effort to greater regionalize its fanbase; however, after the 1980–81 season the Jets closed up for good. Allentown Jets_sentence_9

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YearAllentown Jets_header_cell_1_0_0 LeagueAllentown Jets_header_cell_1_0_1 Reg. SeasonAllentown Jets_header_cell_1_0_2 PlayoffsAllentown Jets_header_cell_1_0_3
1958/59Allentown Jets_cell_1_1_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_1_1 8thAllentown Jets_cell_1_1_2 Did not qualifyAllentown Jets_cell_1_1_3
1959/60Allentown Jets_cell_1_2_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_2_1 3rdAllentown Jets_cell_1_2_2 SemifinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_2_3
1960/61Allentown Jets_cell_1_3_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_3_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_3_2 FinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_3_3
1961/62Allentown Jets_cell_1_4_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_4_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_4_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_4_3
1962/63Allentown Jets_cell_1_5_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_5_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_5_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_5_3
1963/64Allentown Jets_cell_1_6_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_6_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_6_2 SemifinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_6_3
1964/65Allentown Jets_cell_1_7_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_7_1 4thAllentown Jets_cell_1_7_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_7_3
1965/66Allentown Jets_cell_1_8_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_8_1 3rd, EasternAllentown Jets_cell_1_8_2 QuarterfinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_8_3
1966/67Allentown Jets_cell_1_9_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_9_1 2nd, WesternAllentown Jets_cell_1_9_2 SemifinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_9_3
1967/68Allentown Jets_cell_1_10_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_10_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_10_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_10_3
1968/69Allentown Jets_cell_1_11_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_11_1 3rd, WesternAllentown Jets_cell_1_11_2 QuarterfinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_11_3
1969/70Allentown Jets_cell_1_12_0 EPBLAllentown Jets_cell_1_12_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_12_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_12_3
1970/71Allentown Jets_cell_1_13_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_13_1 2nd, SouthernAllentown Jets_cell_1_13_2 SemifinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_13_3
1971/72Allentown Jets_cell_1_14_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_14_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_14_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_14_3
1972/73Allentown Jets_cell_1_15_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_15_1 4thAllentown Jets_cell_1_15_2 QuarterfinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_15_3
1973/74Allentown Jets_cell_1_16_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_16_1 1st, WesternAllentown Jets_cell_1_16_2 FinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_16_3
1974/75Allentown Jets_cell_1_17_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_17_1 2ndAllentown Jets_cell_1_17_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_17_3
1975/76Allentown Jets_cell_1_18_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_18_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_18_2 ChampionsAllentown Jets_cell_1_18_3
1976/77Allentown Jets_cell_1_19_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_19_1 1stAllentown Jets_cell_1_19_2 FinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_19_3
1977/78Allentown Jets_cell_1_20_0 EBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_20_1 4th, WesternAllentown Jets_cell_1_20_2 Did not qualifyAllentown Jets_cell_1_20_3
1978/79Allentown Jets_cell_1_21_0 CBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_21_1 2nd, SouthernAllentown Jets_cell_1_21_2 SemifinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_21_3
1979/80Allentown Jets_cell_1_22_0 CBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_22_1 1st, SouthernAllentown Jets_cell_1_22_2 QuarterfinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_22_3
1980/81Allentown Jets_cell_1_23_0 CBAAllentown Jets_cell_1_23_1 4th, EasternAllentown Jets_cell_1_23_2 QuarterfinalsAllentown Jets_cell_1_23_3


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