2002: Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans (moved to Oklahoma City for two seasons due to Hurricane Katrina in August 2005). 2001: Vancouver Grizzlies moved to Memphis.
1985: Kansas City Kings moved to Sacramento. 1984: San Diego Clippers moved to Los Angeles. 1979: New Orleans Jazz moved to Salt Lake City. 1978: Buffalo Braves became the San Diego Clippers. 1973: Baltimore Bullets moved to Landover, a suburb of Washington D.C., and became the Capital Bullets. Name changed to Washington Bullets in 1974. Moved to Washington D.C. in 1997 and became Washington Wizards. 1972: Cincinnati Royals moved primary home to Kansas City and a secondary home in Omaha, carrying the name Kansas City-Omaha Kings. Team ceased Omaha operations in 1975. 1971: San Diego Rockets moved to Houston. 1968: St. Louis Hawks moved to Atlanta. 1963: Syracuse Nationals became the Philadelphia 76ers. 1963: Chicago Zephyrs became the Baltimore Bullets. 1962: Philadelphia Warriors moved to San Francisco. 1960: Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles. 1957: Fort Wayne Pistons moved to Detroit 1955: Milwaukee Hawks moved to St. Louis. 1951: Tri Cities Hawks (now Quad Cities) moved to Milwaukee. By John Rohde