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NBA G League Expansion

The NBA G League will feature all-time high 28 teams during the 2019-20 season, each singly affiliated with an NBA parent club.

The league launched with eight teams in 2001-02.

The NBA G League welcomes a 28th team for the 2019-20 season in the College Park Skyhawks, affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. The New Orleans Pelicans announced an expansion team in Birmingham, Ala., which will play in Erie starting in 2019-20, and is expected to relocate to Birmingham in 2022, following the renovation of Legacy Arena.

Learn more about the changes and new teams:

Birmingham (New Orleans Pelicans): Debuts in 2022-23

 

Announced: October 24, 2018 | Official Release

Location: Erie, Pa. (starting in 2019-20), Birmingham, Ala. (estimated 2022-23)

Home Arena: Erie Insurance Arena (beginning in 2019-20), Legacy Arena (estimated 2022-23)

More Info:  News Release

Inaugural Season: 2019-2020

Affiliate: New Orleans Pelicans


College Park Skyhawks (First Season)

Announced: November 10, 2016

Location: College Park, Georgia

Arena: Gateway Center at College Park

Affiliate: Atlanta Hawks

Previous Names: Erie BayHawks (2017-present)


NBA G League Expansion History

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