Clippers’ To Relocate G League Team, Rename It San Diego Clippers

Anyone who knows Los Angeles Clippers history knows about the San Diego Clippers (and perhaps the Buffalo Braves before them).Shareef Abdur-Rahim, San Diego Clippers, NBA

Well, World B. Free, Randy Smith, Swen Nater and Bill Walton won’t be back, but the San Diego Clippers will — as a G League franchise.

That’s because the Clippers will be relocating their minor-league affiliate to San Diego, the team announced.

The San Diego Clippers will move into the new Frontwave Arena and begin play there next season. The franchise is currently located in Ontario, Califonia.

The move coincides with the Clippers themselves moving out of the shared arena with the Lakers and into their own LA building next season.

“I’m thrilled to welcome fans in San Diego and the Oceanside community to the G League, which has truly never been more impactful to NBA teams than it is today,” said G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

“Bringing the Clippers G League team to Frontwave Arena through this unique partnership is exciting not only for the basketball diehards in the area, but for the players and coaches who will be able to develop their NBA-caliber skills each day.”

The Clippers began as the Buffalo Braves in 1970 and remained that way until the 1977-78 season. They moved from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1984.

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