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The Kentucky Colonels

The Kentucky Colonels

The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the league's nine years. The name is derived from the historic Kentucky colonels. The Colonels won the most games and had the highest winning percentage of any franchise in the league's history, but the team did not join the NBA in the 1976 ABA-NBA merger. The Colonels were based in Freedom Hall for their final six seasons beginning with the 1970–71 schedule, having played the previous three seasons at the downtown Louisville Convention Center (now known as The Gardens).