Team Logo. The Albuquerque Thunderbirds were a team in the NBA Development League. They were the local affiliate of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. They were renamed the New Mexico Thunderbirds. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Albuquerque_Thunderbirds?oldid=9251" Categories: Former D-League teams Teams in New Mexico Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.