The Detroit Hoops are a professional basketball team that plays in the American Basketball Association. The Hoops are based in Detroit, Michigan and were created in the 2008-2009 season. The team plays in the Mid-Central Division of the ABA.

The Hoops play their home games at the Ernest T. Fieldhouse.


  • Owner(s) - Gerald Watson II
  • Head Coach - Gerald Watson II
  • Assistant Coach(es) - None



The Detroit Hoops were created as an ABA team that replaced the defection of the Detroit Wheels to the Premier Basketball League (where they would change their name to the Panthers - and fold in 2009). The franchise was bought by Gerald Watson II, would wanted to see the ABA return to the city of Detroit. The Hoops have created a diverse team of players who have college and pro level experience outside of North America, and are one of the longest-lasting ABA teams.

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit


In their inaugural season in the ABA, the Detroit Hoops went 0-6, last in the Northeast division and a sour start to an up-and-coming team.


In their second season in the ABA, the Hoops not only migrated to the North Central Division, but also came from a no-win season to a mediocre, but respectable, 6-5 record, one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the league, and placed 5th overall in the division. However, they missed the playoffs.


In their third season, the Hoops were limited to the numbers of games they could play, and finished with a 1-2 record, last in the North Central Division.


Before the season, the Hoops were ranked 31st nationally in the ABA Power Rankings, and lived-up to their position. In their fourth ABA season, the Hoops moved to the Mid-Central Division and recorded a 5-4 season, good for 2nd place in the division, but missed the play-offs.


In their fifth season in the ABA, the Hoops had one of their best seasons, going 8-2 en route to 3rd place in the Mid-Central Division and their first play-off appearance. However, the team took a devastating loss to the Chicago Steam in the first round, ending their season.


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