Spirits of St Louis Hoodie

Spirits of St Louis Hoodie

  • $44.99

Team Info

The Spirits of St Louis played 2 seasons in the ABA from 1974-76. Hall of famer Rod Thorn served as head coach for one season and Bob Costas as the play by play announcer. After a successful first season, the team struggled in its second year and rarely drew crowds of even 1,000 people. The team moved to Salt Lake City in 1976 to become the Utah Rockies when the ABA-NBA merger was announced. When the Rockies were not included in the merger, the owners refused to take the NBA's $3 million buyout. To move the merger along, the teams that merged into the NBA agreed to pay 1/7 of their television revenue to the Spirits' former owners in a deal that lasted 35 years until a $500 million buyout in 2014. 

Notable Players

  • Moses Malone (Hall of Fame)
  • Maurice Lucas
  • Marvin Barnes
  • Ron Boone
  • Don Chaney
    Product Info
    • 50% Cotton 50% Polyester Heavyweight Sweatshirt
    • Classic Fit

    This product is an historical representation of the defunct team in the description. The product is in no way affiliated with any existing team, league or other organization.

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