San Diego Conquistadors

Country United States United States
City San Diego
Founded 1972

The team San Diego Conquistadors existed for 3 seasons starting from the 1972-73 season up to the 1974-75 season. The team colors were yellow and red.

In the 1972-73 season the home arena of the team was Peterson (San Diego State) Gymnasium which had a capacity of 3200 while in the 1973-74 season the home arena was Golden Hall and in the 1974-75 season the home arena was the San Diego Sports Arena which had a capacity of 14400.

For every year of its existence the team had a different coach. In 1972-73 it was K.C. Jones while in 1973-74 it was Wilt Chamberlain and in 1974-75 the coaches were Alex Groza and Beryl Shipley.

In the 1972-73 season the Conquistadors had a record of 30 wins and 54 losses and it reached the playoffs. In the Western Division semifinals the Conquistadors had to play against Utah Stars and this series was won by the Stars by a score of 4-0.

In the 1973-74 season the Conquistadors had a score of 37 wins and 47 losses and it again reached the playoffs. For the fourth place there was a one game playoff against the Denver Rockets which the Conquistadors won by 131-111. Then the Conquistadors had to play the Western Division semifinals against the Utah Stars and this series was won by the Stars by a score of 4-2.

In the 1974-75 season the Conquistadors had a record of 31 wins and 53 losses and it attained the fifth place in the Western Division. Due to this the team missed the playoffs.

In the year 1975-76 the Conquistadors was bought by Frank Goldberg and the teamed was now named as the San Diego Sails.

Major achievements

San Diego Conquistadors attained the fourth place in the Western Division in the 1972-73 as well as 1973-74 season.

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