Evansville Thunder

The Evansville Thunder were a professional basketball team who played in Evansville, Indiana, from 1984 to 1986. The team was a member of the Continental Basketball Association and played at Roberts Municipal Stadium. Evansville had previous experience with professional basketball when it was home to the Evansville Agogans of the National Professional Basketball League from 1950 to 1951. The Thunder hired soon-to-be Utah Jazz head coach and University of Evansville alumnus Jerry Sloan to coach the team in 1984, but Sloan left to become an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz prior to coaching any Thunder games.

Evansville Thunder
Evansville Thunder logo
LeagueCBA
Founded1984
Folded1986
CapacityRoberts Municipal Stadium
LocationEvansville, Indiana
Team colorsred, tan, white
              

All-time rosterEdit

Sources[1][2]

Season-by-season standingsEdit

Season W L Win% QW Pts. Division Place CBA Playoffs Head Coach Ref
1984–85 23 25 .479 95.5 164.5 Western 2nd First round: Lost to the Detroit Spirits, 3–1 Gary Mazza (7–16) [1]
Wayne Boultinghouse (4–4)
Roger Brown (12–5)
1985–86 25 23 .521 97.5 170.5 Western 2nd First round: Lost to the Cincinnati Slammers, 3–2 Roger Brown (20–20) [2]
David Ellenstein (5–3)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1984-85 Evansville Thunder Roster". statscrew.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "1985-86 Evansville Thunder Roster". statscrew.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018.