The 2001-2002 ABA Season is the second season of the American Basketball Association and the last season of the ABA before the league took a year-off for reorganization. The 2001-2002 season saw five of last season's teams fold before the season started. Four other teams joined the league before the season, bringing the grand total of teams to seven. 

The season began play in November of 2001 and ended in March 2002 with the Kansas City Knights winning the championship after beating the Southern California Surf in the finals.


  • In the season's playoffs, as the league only had seven teams, gave a bye to the second round to the Kansas City Knights.
  • Of the original eight teams that started the ABA's inaugural season, only three would return to play: the Kansas City Knights, the Detroit Dogs, and the Indiana Legends.

Regular SeasonEdit

With the conclusion of the 2001-2002 season, the Kansas City Knights held the league's best record at 35-5, while the Las Vegas Slam held the league's worst record at 7-20.

The seven teams that competed during the 2001-2002 season were the Kansas City Knights, the Southern California Surf, the Phoenix Eclipse, the Detroit Dogs, the Indiana Legends, the Las Vegas Slam, and the Kentucky Pro Cats.

Regular Season StandingsEdit

Team Wins Losses Winning Percentage
Kansas City Knights 35 5 .865
Southern California Surf 23 14 .622
Phoenix Eclipse 19 15 .559
Detroit Dogs 11 17 .393
Kentucky Pro Cats 12 21 .363
Indiana Legends 10 22 .313
Las Vegas Slam 7 20 .259

Playoff StandingsEdit

Round OneEdit

Teams Score
Southern California Surf 124
Kentucky Pro Cats


Teams Score
Phoenix Eclipse 112
Detroit Dogs 97
Teams Score
Kansas City Knights (bye)
Teams Score
Indiana Legends 94
Las Vegas Slam 115

Round TwoEdit

Teams Score
Southern California Surf 93
Phoenix Eclipse 90
Teams Score
Kansas City Knights 110
Las Vegas Slam 101

ABA FinalsEdit

Teams Score
Southern California Surf 113
Kansas City Knights 118




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