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New Team Regions and Names

January 21, 2014 - , (4 Comments)

As I described in my previous post, Basketball GM needed some new cities and team names. Thanks to your great suggestions, we narrowed it down to a short survey that got over 100 responses (thank you to featherfooted for setting it up). You can view the final survey results here.

However, as the commissioner of the league, I decided to make a few minor executive decisions:

  • Voters picked the New York Skyline over the Bankers by just one vote, but I went with Bankers because I like it a lot better.
  • Voters picked the Atlanta Peaches over the Gold Club by just five votes, but I went with Gold Club because I like it a lot better.
  • Voters picked the San Francisco Hippies over the Entrepreneurs or the Venture Capitalists, but I think that was mainly because the latter two options are similar and they split the vote. So I went with Venture Capitalists (even though it’s kind of too long).
  • Voters picked Symphonies for the name of the Seattle team, but I changed it to Symphony because I think the singular form sounds better.

In total, that leaves these new teams:

  • Atlantic: Boston Massacre, Montreal Mounties, New York City Bankers, Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, Toronto Beavers
  • Central: Chicago Whirlwinds, Cincinnati Riots, Cleveland Curses, Detroit Muscle, Pittsburgh Rivers
  • Southeast: Atlanta Gold Club, Baltimore Crabs, Miami Cyclones, Tampa Turtles, Washington Monuments
  • Southwest: Dallas Snipers, Houston Apollos, Mexico City Aztecs, Phoenix Vultures, St. Louis Spirits
  • Northwest: Denver High, Minneapolis Blizzards, Portland Roses, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Whalers
  • Pacific: Las Vegas Blue Chips, Los Angeles Earthquakes, Sacramento Gold Rush, San Diego Pandas, San Francisco Venture Capitalists

Before you ridicule my abuse of power, I should say that I also wanted to pick the Boston Three Party and Toronto Cosmopolitans, but they didn’t even come close to winning and I couldn’t bring myself to so blatantly rig the outcome.

The new team names are live now (only in new leagues). Please let me know if there are any problems. Thank you!


  1. I just want to start off by expressing my gratitude toward this amazing game that I discovered only about a week ago…It was so great! the main reason I enjoyed it is because of how realistic this game was! I finally found a game with actual managing techniques and REAL NBA cities…now just a short week after that was ruined! I strongly dislike your new realignment of NBA cities and team names, however i realize this is your game to tweak, and my opinion in all honestly probably means nothing to you. I have tried to play the game after your changes and its just not the same. I deeply hope one day you deiced to bring back the original format.

    -former satisfied player.

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 23, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

  2. If you just want the old teams, that’s actually still possible. Right after you start a league, go to Tools > Edit Team Info and you’ll see a file with the old teams that you can use to overwrite all the teams in the league.

    Comment by Basketball GM Commissioner — January 23, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

  3. wow! really? that’s amazing!! thank you so much for creating this game by the way!

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 24, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

  4. i had no idea you could custom edit teams, and do a fantasy draft! this is amazing!!! thank you so much again!! I love this game!

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 24, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

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