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Reno Bighorns

Reno Bighorns
Reno Bighorns logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 2008
History Reno Bighorns
Arena Reno Events Center
Location Reno, Nevada
Team colors Green, Blue, Tan
Team manager Peja Stojaković
Head coach David Arseneault Jr.
Ownership Bighorns Basketball, LLC [1]
Affiliation(s) Sacramento Kings
Championships 0
Division / Conference titles 1 (2011)
Website //reno/

The Reno Bighorns are an NBA Development League team based in Reno, Nevada, that began play in the 2008–09 season. The Bighorns home game venue is the Reno Events Center. Their namesake is the desert bighorn sheep, the state animal of Nevada. Their NBA parent club is the Sacramento Kings, a hybrid affiliation beginning with the 2013–2014 season.

Two previous Reno basketball teams were named the Bighorns; one from the defunct Western Basketball Association and one from the Continental Basketball Association which played for the 1982–83 season.[2] The team colors of green, tan, and blue are designed to be an allusion to nearby Lake Tahoe.[3] The Bighorns are currently only affiliated with the Sacramento Kings, which has been with the team since its inception in 2008. Reno has previously affiliated with the New York Knicks (2008-2009), Orlando Magic (2009-2010), Golden State Warriors (2010-2011), Atlanta Hawks (2011-2012), Memphis Grizzlies (2011-2013), and the Utah Jazz (2012-2013).


  • History 1
  • Season-by-season results 2
  • Current roster 3
  • Notable Bighorns players 4
  • Affiliates 5
  • Reno Bighorns social media 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


During the 2014-15 season the Bighorns led the NBA D-League in scoring[4] and also in call-up's to the NBA with seven.[5] The performance of the team and players like Brady Heslip and Sim Bhullar garnered media attention in not only the Reno area [6] but also on a national scale with national outlets like the Dan Patrick Show[7] and CBS' The Late Late Show [8] putting a spotlight on the team. Head coach David Arseneault Jr. and his offense, called "The System"[9] were profiled by The Guardian in late February 2015 in an article that put a spotlight on the coach's innovative game plan that he helped to develop with his father at Grinnell College.[10]

Season-by-season results

Season Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason results
Reno Bighorns
2008–09 Western 4th 25 25 .500
2009–10 Western 3rd 28 22 .560 Lost Round 1 (Rio Grande Valley) 2–1
2010–11 Western 1st 34 16 .680 Won Round 1 (Erie) 2-1
Lost Semifinals (Rio Grande Valley) 0–2
2011–12 Western 7th 21 29 .420
2012–13 Western 5th 16 34 .320
2013–14 Western 3rd 27 23 .540 Lost Round 1 (Fort Wayne) 2–0
2014–15 Western 3rd 20 30 .400
Regular season 171 179 .489
Playoffs 3 7 .300

Current roster

Notable Bighorns players

Below are a selection of players who have donned a Reno Bighorns uniform and in what year they played for Reno.[11] NBA affiliates are indicated beside the year. Note that some players have played for the Bighorns in more than one season, but they are only indicated in the first year they played for Reno.

2008-2009 (Kings, Knicks) • Pat Ewing • Donte GreeneGerry McNamara • David Noel

2009-2010 (Kings, Magic) • Mo CharloEric DevendorfYaroslav KorolevD.J. Strawberry

2010-2011 (Kings, Warriors) • Nick FazekasDanny GreenJeremy LinSteve NovakPatrick O’BryantBobby SimmonsSalim StoudamireHassan Whiteside

2011-2012 (Kings, Grizzlies, Hawks) • Blake AhearnAndre EmmettDavid HarrisonDamon JonesTyler HoneycuttJosh SelbyAntoine Wright

2012-2013 (Kings, Jazz, Grizzlies) • Keyon DoolingTajuan PorterRalph Sampson III • Garrett TempleTony Wroten

2013-2014 (Kings) • Ra’Shad JamesDeQuan JonesRay McCallumMikki MooreRoyce White

2014-2015 (Kings) • Sim BhullarJordan HamiltonBrady HeslipQuincy MillerDavid StocktonDavid Wear


Former affiliates [12]

Reno Bighorns social media

You can follow the Reno Bighorns on social media by clicking on the names below or by going to the that particular and searching for the Reno Bighorns.

Facebook: Reno Bighorns

Instagram: Reno Bighorns

Twitter: @renobighorns


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External links

  • Official website
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