The Washington GreenHawks are a defunct professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The team was created during the 2004-2005 season.

The GreenHawks play their home games at the Frank R. Williams Center.


  • Owner(s) - Tom Doyle
  • Head Coach(es) - Falando Johnson
  • Assistant Coach(es) - None


The Washington GreenHawks were created in the 2004-2005 season as an ABA franchise, then going by the name Maryland Nighthawks.The Nighthawks were a successful franchise, and in their third season (2006-2007) the team's owner, Tom Doyle, was elected league COO.

However, during the controversial 2006-2007 season, Doyle was fired from his position after attempting to overthrow league CEO Joe Newman. Afterwards, Doyle moved the Nighthawks to the newly created Premier Basketball League, where the team would spend most of it's time in.

In the 2009-2010 season, the Nighthawks changed their name to the Maryland GreenHawks.

In the 2010-2011 season, the GreenHawks moved to Washington, D.C. and moved to the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League, changing their name to the Washington GreenHawks. However, the team folded in the first two weeks of the league's season.

The GreenHawks are famous for signing 7'8" Chinese player Sun Ming Ming. Ming Ming is the tallest person to ever play professional basketball for any team in the U.S.

Season-by-Season RecordEdit


In their first season in the ABA, the GreenHawks, then the Nighthawks, went 15-9 but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Bellevue Blackhawks.


In their second season in the ABA, the Nighthawks went 25-10 but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the SoCal Legends.


In their third - and last - season in the ABA, the Nighthawks went 13-16 and missed the playoffs.