Washington Wizards Logo – Washington Wizards is a professional team of basketball of the NBA based in the capital of the United States, Washington, DC. The Wizards, known until 1997 as the Bullets won the NBA championship in 1978, finishing runner-up in addition the following season. Since its founding in 1961, the franchise has gone through three cities: Chicago, Baltimore and Washington. His pitch is, from 1997, the Verizon Center, Hall with capacity for 20,173 spectators. Moreover, considered by many best player ever, Michael Jordan, one played for between 2001 and 2003.
The team now known as the Wizards began his career in the 1961-62 season as the Chicago Packers. The following season they changed their name to the Zephyrs. And the next they moved to Baltimore, Maryland, becoming the Baltimore Bullets, no relation to the old franchise Bullets decades of the 40 and 50. In his first year in Baltimore, finished in fourth place in the NL West.
Before the 1964-65 season, the Bullets won a great success transferring to Terry Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry and Wali Jones, players who helped make Bullets for the first time reached the playoffs, beating St. Louis Hawks in the first round 3-1, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals of the Western Conference 4-2.