Dayton Wings Basketball Team

From Ohio History Central

The Dayton Wings was a professional basketball team in Dayton, Ohio. The team played in the World Basketball League (WBL), which formed in 1987 as the International Basketball Association. The league consisted of teams from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The organization also limited players to being no taller than six foot five inches, although officials raised the height by two inches in 1992. The Dayton Wings’s home games occurred in the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

The Dayton Wings performed well during its two seasons (1991-1992) of existence. In the 1991 season, the Wings finished first in the WBL’s Southern Division. The squad proceeded to win the league championship in the playoffs. In the next season, the Wings finished with the best record in the league, but the WBL disbanded before the playoffs occurred. The WBL collapsed principally due to a lack of fan support.

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