Memphis Tams

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Level: professional
Sport: basketball
League: American Basketball Association
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Status: defunct
Years: 1972-74
Tidbits: On June 13, 1972, the team was purchased by Charles O. Finley, who also owned Major League Baseball's Oakland A's and the NHL's California Golden Seals. The winning entry in a "Rename the Team" contest was the Memphis Tams. The nickname was an acronym for Tennessee - Arkansas - Mississippi, and the logo was a tam o'shanter-style hat in white, green and gold, which were also the new team colors, shared with the Athletics and Golden Seals.

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