Portland Chinooks

The Portland Chinooks was a professional men's basketball team based out of Portland, Oregon. They were charter members of the International Basketball League and began play in the league in 2004. The team was owned by local businessman Terry Emmert. They played their home games at various locations since their inception, including the Peter Stott Center, the Rose Garden, and at Eastmoreland Courts in southeast Portland. The team colors of red and black were shared with their predecessors from the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland Chinooks
LeagueIBL 2004-2014
Team historyPortland Chinooks
Based inPortland, Oregon
ArenaEastmoreland Courts
ColorsRed, black and white
OwnerTerry Emmert
Head coachTrevor Kiser
Division titles0

Emmert, who bought the team due in part to his problems with the ABA's Portland Reign, did not escape problems with the Chinooks in his attempt to bring minor league hoops to Portland. His choice to have home games played at Portland's Eastmoreland Racquet Club created a furor among members, and forced the Chinooks to find a new venue for the team's second season (this decision was also influenced by the need for a larger venue).

The team was a strong success on the court, going 14-8 to grab third in the west. Lincoln Smith (24.1 ppg) and Kenny Tate (21.8 ppg) made the league's top 25 in scoring.

For 2006, the team reportedly pursued several venues, and played their home opener at the Rose Garden on March 12. The team's scheduled venue for the 2014 season was the Eastmoreland Courts.[1]

Oregon Waves

The Oregon Waves was a team of the International Basketball League set to begin play for the 2009 season. Based in Beaverton, the Waves play at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA. The Waves are the second IBL franchise in the Portland metropolitan area after the folding of the charter IBL franchise Portland Chinooks.


Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Percentage League Division
2005 14 8 .636 5th - IBL 3rd - West Division
2006 9 11 .450 15th - IBL 9th - West Division
2007 20 7 .785 3rd - IBL 1st - West Division
Overall 43 26 .622


  1. "Portland Chinooks". IBL Teams. International Basketball League. Retrieved 10 April 2014.

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