Bakersfield Jam

The Bakersfield Jam are a basketball team of the NBA Development League, which is native to Bakersfield ( California). The Home Hall of Jam is since 2009 the Dignity Health Event Center. It also serves as a training facility for the.


Already from 1989 to 1992 there was a CBA franchise named San Jose Jammers, as Bakersfield Jammers played in the season 1991/92 in Bakersfield. At the end of this season, the Jammers were set, however.

Today's Jam were added to the 2006/2007 season new in the NBA Development League. Previously, the league had announced that in Bakersfield a new franchise should be located. For the 2007/2008 season the fans were able to vote if the team is to receive a new name. The choice was between the names: Bakersfield Desperados, Bakersfield Roughnecks, Bakersfield Oilers or continue Bakersfield Jam. The fans decided to that the name Bakersfield Jam should continue to have existed.

Because of the small fan base in Bakersfield there have been rumors that the jam would set the game mode. But these were promptly denied by the leadership of the team.

With only 420 seats, the Jam playing in the smallest hall in the league. The Jam Events Center was built in 2009 has since been training and venue of the Jam. Previously, the Jam wore their games in the much larger Rabobank Arena. Due to the relatively small fan base the jam can save up to $ 500,000 per season by his own admission. 2012, the nonprofit hospital group Dignity Health has been title sponsor of the small hall.

Since its creation were the Jam " farm team " of different clubs in the NBA. Since 2011, they are the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks assigned for termination and assignment of players.

Known player

  • Germany Dennis Schröder
  • United States Qyntel Woods
  • United States Jamison Brewer
  • Kosta Perovic of Serbia

Assignments of NBA clubs

  • Los Angeles Lakers (2010-2011)
  • Phoenix Suns ( since 2011 )
  • Toronto Raptors ( since 2011 )
  • Atlanta Hawks ( since 2011 )