Sports Teams

Oakland sports teams include the NBA's Golden State Warriors basketball team; baseball's famed Oakland Athletics and the National Football League's Oakland Raiders. The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum are home to all three teams. The complex features the 62,500-seat Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is the home of the Oakland Raiders and the Oakland Athletics. The Oracle Arena is home to the Golden State Warriors, and was recently renovated to create a 19,200-seat arena. In addition to baseball, basketball and football, The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex hosts a variety of Oakland sports events throughout the year including soccer. The Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum are located at 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA. Telephone: 510-569-2121.

Golden State Warriors Basketball Team. The Golden State Warriors Basketball Team of the National Basketball Association is based in Oakland, California and competes in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors Basketball Team has captured two NBA championship titles. The most recent one came from their home court of the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The Golden State Warriors NBA championships were in 1956 and, most recently, in 1975. For more details on the Golden State Warriors tickets, visit www.nba.com/warriors.

Oakland Athletics. Oakland is also home to great baseball action with the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland A's are a Major League Baseball team that competes in the American League's Western Division. Dating back to 1901, the Oakland A's began swinging as the Philadelphia Athletics. Later, the Athletics were moved to Kansas City in 1955, where they were known as the Kansas City Athletics. Then in 1968 the Athletics were transferred to their ultimate home in the city of Oakland, California where they would take on their current name, the Oakland Athletics. For more details on Oakland A's schedules and tickets, visit the A's website at www.athletics.mlb.com. Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders boast the best winning percentage in professional football since 1963. The Oakland Raiders are also the only team in the National Football League or the American Football League to play in the Super Bowl in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The Oakland Raiders Football team reigns supreme as one of the National Football League's top franchises, having captured three Super Bowl titles. For more information on Oakland Raiders football team schedules, history and tickets, visit www.raiders.com.

Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are a professional American Football team in the NFL based in the city of Oakland, California. They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League. The Raiders began play in 1960 as the eighth charter member of the American Football League, where they won one championship and three division titles. The team joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL merger. Since joining the NFL, the Raiders have won twelve division titles and three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII), and have appeared in two other Super Bowls. Thirteen former players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Head Coach: Tom Cable

The Oakland Raiders named Tom Cable the team's head coach on Feb. 4, 2009. Cable had served as the interim head coach after Lane Kiffin was fired four games into the 2008 season.

In 2007, Cable coached a Raiders offensive line that contributed to the "Silver and Black" finishing sixth in the NFL in rushing. Cable, 43, spent the 2006 season as offensive line coach for Atlanta, where he tutored a unit that helped the Falcons lead the NFL in rushing. Cable joined the team as the Raiders offensive line coach in 2007. From 2004-05, Cable was both the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA, where he helped develop one of the most productive offensive units in the nation.

Cable coordinated a UCLA offense that averaged 431 yards in total offense per game while earning 10 wins and a bowl berth in 2005. The Bruins improved their total offense by over 1,000 yards, averaging 410 yards per game, under Cable in 2004.

Cable was head coach of the University of Idaho from 2001-03. During his tenure at Idaho, his teams averaged 424.1 yards of total offense per game. Cable also spent two years at the University of Colorado. In 1998, he served as the offensive line coach and the following year was promoted to offensive coordinator. Under his direction, the offense was ranked 14th in the nation in 1999, averaging 424.9 yards per game. He spent six seasons (1992-97) as offensive line coach at the University of California, where he tutored four first-team All-Pac-10 selections, including Jeremy Newberry, who joined the Raiders in 2007. Cable began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as a graduate assistant at Idaho in 1987 and 1988. He was a graduate assistant at San Diego State in 1989, defensive line coach at Cal State Fullerton in 1990 and offensive line at UNLV in 1991. The Merced, California native played four years at Idaho, three as a starting guard, and spent one season with the Indianapolis Colts before beginning his coaching career. Cable has three children, Amanda, Alexander and Zachery.

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