Washington Wizards

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2nd in Southeast

  • FOUNDED

    1961 as the Chicago Packers
  • CONFERENCE

    EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • DIVISION

    Southeast
  • ARENA

    Capital One Arena
  • ARENA CAPACITY

    20,356
  • LOCATION

    Washington, DC
  • GOVERNOR

    Ted Leonsis
  • PRESIDENT

    Peter Biche
  • GENERAL MANAGER

    Tommy Sheppard

MAJOR AWARDS

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1978

DIVISION TITLES

8

CONFERENCE TITLES

4
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TEAM HISTORY

The Washington Wizards are an NBA basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at the Capital One Arena, in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.


The franchise was established in 1961 as the Chicago Packers based in Chicago, Illinois, and were...

The Washington Wizards are an NBA basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at the Capital One Arena, in the Chinatown neighborhoo...

1961 as the Chicago Packers

Abe Pollin

10/19/1961 vs. the New York Knicks (L 103-120)

Walt Bellamy

Jim Pollard

18-62

International Amphitheatre

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