San Jose Lasers

The San Jose Lasers were a professional women’s basketball team that played in the American Basketball League. Their home court was the San Jose State Event Center Arena and San Jose Arena (SAP Center).

The Lasers played from 1996 to 1998. The ABL folded the same year the WNBA began play, competing directly with each other in 1998. The NBA-funded WNBA survived. Stanford and Team USA player Jennifer Azzi was the Lasers featured player.

Their owner Joe Lacob, who also owns the Warriors, was granted a WNBA expansion team in 2023. The new team will be based in San Francisco’s Chase Center.

1996-199718-22Semi-finalsSJ Event Center/ SJ ArenaABLJan Lowrey
1997-199821-23Semi-finalsSJ Event Center/ SJ ArenaABLAngela Beck
1998-19999-6Short SeasonSJ Event Center/ SJ ArenaABLAngela Beck
The San Jose Lasers played three seasons in the ABL.