Tag: The Pro Basketball Association

Chattanooga, TN ownership group acquires Knoxville Yellowjackets – moves team

Chattanooga, TN – The Pro Basketball Association has announced that the Knoxville Yellowjackets has been acquired in a move that will help bring pro basketball to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Antonio McMath and Preston Halbert are the principles owners of the Chattanooga Spades. 
The organization is deeply rooted in making positive change that impact lives on and off the court. “The choices you make today, produce the Change you see tomorrow, which ultimately transforms your life” #trans4ormedextreme Just BE-ST (BE-ST stands for Build, Empower, Strengthen, Transform). 
The Pro Basketball Association offers exposure to over 2 Billion homes Worldwide! Download the PBATV app today!
🔥 Roku 🔥 Amazon Fire🔥 Android 🔥 IOS🔥 YouTube: @probasketballassociation 🔥 YouTube: Triangle by 1891🔥 http://pbaplayers.com (league website with complete box score attached to the video 👀) 
💯 The Pro Basketball Association is the only league in the United States to have complete box scores, game recap, graphics artwork, large social media following, and full game video with play by play all provided by the league for every game played AND accessible on everything from your big screen TV, to your laptop, on your smart phone, or tablet or iPad. 💰 🔥 All of this adds value to the organization at less than 5% of the cost of some other leagues!!! 💰 🔥Watch the PBA your way! PBATV is available in over 2 Billion homes globally. If you want Pro – You want the Pro Basketball Association. 🏀 👍

Texas Roughriders join the PBA

Austin, TX – The Pro Basketball Association is pleased to announce a market has been awarded to the Texas Roughriders. Team ownership is no stranger to minor league basketball having owned another franchise in a different league. The Texas Roughriders Management Group will play in the Austin area.

The PBA offers exposure to over 2 Billion homes Worldwide! Download the PBATV app today!

🔥 Roku 

🔥 Amazon Fire

🔥 Android 

🔥 IOS

🔥 YouTube: @probasketballassociation 

🔥 YouTube: Triangle by 1891

🔥 http://pbaplayers.com (league website with complete box score attached to the video 👀) 

💯 The Pro Basketball Association is the only league in the United States to have complete box scores, game recap, graphics artwork, large social media following, and full game video with play by play all provided by the league for every game played AND accessible on everything from your big screen TV, to your laptop, on your smart phone, or tablet or iPad. 💰 🔥 All of this adds value to the organization at less than 5% of the cost of some other leagues!!! 💰 🔥Watch the PBA your way! PBATV is available in over 2 Billion homes globally. If you want Pro – You want the Pro Basketball Association. 🏀 👍 

Classic early season match-up in the Southeast – Knoxville defeats Mississippi 95-92

Jackson, MS – The PBA Southeast Division opener for both teams as the Jackson based Mississippi Hawks hosted the Knoxville Yellowjackets on Saturday. Both teams battled for the entire game and it came down the stretch with either having a chance to prevail but Knoxville gets the tough road victory defeating Mississippi 95-92 in a classic early season Southeast match-up.

NBA Coach Antoine Broxsie

Pro Basketball Association names current NBA Coach Antoine Broxsie as National Scouting Director of the PBA

Dallas, Texas – The Pro Basketball Association announced on Friday that Antoine Broxsie has been named the National Director of Scouting for the PBA. Broxsie is a NBA coach having worked for the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. In addition, he’s has worked as an assistant coach in the NBA G-League and is currently coaching in China with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Broxsie is a retired professional basketball player having played 16 years professionally in Countries all over the World. His connection to PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell was playing for then Coach Terrell in the Mexican league of CiBaCoPa for Fuerza Guinda Nogales in 2010 and for Cimarones de Ensenada in the Liga Nacional (LNBP) in 2007. Broxsie got his start at the Pro level playing in the World Basketball Association in 2005-2006 when Terrell was the Deputy Commissioner of the WBA.

Broxsie was a long time dominant force in leagues globally but was especially known for being a rim protector at 6’11 that could also step out on offense and knock down the jumper consistently. His ability to play above the rim as a pick and roll big man, pick and pop stretch 5, soft baby hook in the post, or face up and knock down jumpers from distance combined with his elite level rim protection made him a star for many years abroad.

These two go back a long time and know each other well. The Pro Basketball Association gives players an opportunity to show their abilities in a pro setting for scouts both foreign and domestic.

“Having someone NBA caliber like Coach Antoine Broxsie just takes the league to another level. He’ll be watching our games and scouting players and be my right hand man that can give advise on a players path whether that be the NBA Summer League, NBA G-League, NBA workouts, Overseas opportunities. This man is an incredible resource and was a terrific player but an even better person that truly gives of himself to the sport. I’m honored that he will help us with the players in the PBA.”

Pro Basketball Association Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Texas Admirals join the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association has announced that the Texas Admirals have joined the PBA for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season beginning with a league pro combine and draft in April and the 20 week season opening in May. The Admirals will be placed in the South division joining Fort Worth F.I.R.M., Texas Revelation, DFW Just Hoops, Hoop Goons and Waco Terror among the first clubs to announce their franchises in the South. The Texas Admirals are led by Ashley Robinson as owner. The Admirals, formerly of Kitsap, Washington, are a winning organization that makes a positive impact  through a Commitment to Excellence in the community, both on and off the court. They strive to set a standard of integrity, honesty and professionalism by providing high quality programs while empowering and developing the future leaders of tomorrow.

The Admirals goal is to form a successful international professional feeder program for coaches and players worldwide. The Admirals are  pioneers among minor league teams throughout the United States. They are the 2015-16 Pac NW Champions, 2016 Tacoma Pro Am Champions and the 2016 Seattle Summer League Pro Am Conference Champs. 2017 NABL West Conference Champs, 2017 Zeke-End Runner Up and 2019 United Kingdom WCBT Runner Up. The 2020 Maximum Madness Runner-up. Along with victories over the NBL, CBA, Div 2 Spain & Russia and a team that plays in the SuperLeague in Russia.

“Working with Ashley Robinson in the MBL, I learned quickly how astute this guy is in everything he does. He’s taken clubs overseas and played big time basketball in Europe and Asia as well as created a reputation for excellence in the Pacific Northwest. Having him in our league with his franchise relocating to Texas for the PBA Season puts him in a really strong South Division. We’re excited to see the Texas Admirals compete for a PBA Championship this coming season.” PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Buffalo Blaze Join the PBA

Buffalo, New York – The Pro Basketball Association is pleased to announce that the Buffalo Blaze will be joining the PBA for the Spring-Summer Season set to begin with a league combine and draft in April. The 20 week regular season will begin in May and play through August. Buffalo joins the Rochester Razorsharks as recent additions to the Pro Basketball Association. The two cities in upstate New York are natural rivals and make up two pillars of the division for the PBA in the Northeast.

Rochester Razorsharks x Buffalo Blaze Tournament

The Buffalo Blaze are dedicated to creating a championship basketball team that will bring the community together with an affordable high caliber professional sports and entertainment experience for the fans with a positive impact on the city of Buffalo.

“We’re really excited to work with Kim Corpus as CEO of the Buffalo Blaze. The team has a terrific value proposition to their fan base and really puts an emphasis on giving back to the community. Kim works with kids in the pediatric field and putting smiles on the faces of the fans on game day is something that’s truly special for everyone in the organization. Buffalo has a great team to cheer on. Please help us welcome the Buffalo Blaze to the Pro Basketball Association.” PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell

8x Champion Rochester Razorsharks join the PBA

Rochester, New York – The Pro Basketball Association has announced that the Rochester Razorsharks have joined the PBA for the upcoming 2021 Spring-Summer Season. The Razorsharks are a professional basketball team founded in 2005 as a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA). They remained in the ABA until 2007, leaving the league to become founding members of the Premiere Basketball League (PBL). The RazorSharks have won eight championships to date – the 2006 ABA championship and PBL titles in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Chief Executive Officer Jen Moore has also accepted a position as Regional Director and will help oversee team operations and management for the division.

“The Rochester Razorsharks are a proven winner and an established franchise with a strong fan base, sponsorship, and a management staff headed by Jen Moore that makes them an instant contender for the PBA Championship. Her background and experience immediately checked so many boxes for the PBA and will really be a great asset to all organizations in that region of the Country. We’re excited to partner with her and Rochester and are looking forward to an incredible 2021 Season.” Pro Basketball Association Commissioner – Chris Terrell

Waco Terror join the PBA

The Pro Basketball Association is pleased to announce that the Waco Terror will have their franchise in the PBA for 2021 Spring-Summer Season. The Waco Terror was established in 2015 as an independent basketball team managed by Owner and Head Coach William Hill. The Terror pride themselves on putting a positive and competitive product on the court. 

Coach Hill: “We are glad to be joining the PBA and look forward to playing at a high level with a solid league of teams”. 

The franchise in Waco now makes the 5th team announced for the PBA as the association has announced Texas Revelation, DFW Just Hoops, Hoop Goon, The F.I.R.M., and now the Waco Terror all in the last 6 days (as of this post) since the league launched on Saturday 12/12/20 with news of its 20 week Pro Basketball Association beginning in May. More info is available by visiting us on the web at www.PBAplayers.com

Bayi Handy named Director of International Scouting – Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia

The PBA is proud to announce The Handy Agency and managing director Bayi Handy as the Director of International Scouting – Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia region.  The Handy Agency has provided Professional placement, Endorsements, Consulting, Scouting, Marketing, Entertainment, and Basketball development throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand. In addition Bayi has scouted The Asian Pacific Cup in Singapore for U19 and U15 players which featured talented young players all across Asia but also worked with rising stars in Australia such as Thon Maker (Cleveland Cavs), Kuany Kuany (Univ of Cal-Berkeley), Machar Mayor (Collingwood Big V), and Deng Adel (Perth Wildcats)

His Signing Day Shootout Camps held in Orlando, Florida has become one of the Elite Pro Combines held in The United States which has attracted several GMs, Scouts and Coaches from all over the world to sign players to professional contracts. Jermaine Beal (Perth Wildcats),  Andre Ingram (LA Lakers) Tommy Hamilton IV (Cairns Marlins), Caleb Patterson (MNBL – Asia), Daniel Camps (Diamond Valley NBL1), Joshua Keyes (VBA Asia), and  Antwon Warren (Japan) are just a few of many deals which The Handy Agency have negotiated in these regions. 

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F.I.R.M. Joins the PBA

Fort Worth, TX – The F.I.R.M. has placed their franchise in the Pro Basketball Association for the 2021 Spring-Summer Season. Don Waters and the F.I.R.M. have a storied history in the DFW area as one of most successful basketball organizations for many years now. Mr. Waters and company put a terrific product on the court and make a big difference in the community with their non-profit organization.

PBA Commissioner Chris Terrell: “Don Waters and the F.I.R.M. are regarded as the top club in the area by many. If you’re in Texas and are familiar with the Pro Basketball circuit and Summer Pro-Ams, and Money tournaments; these guys seem to win everything. Some of the very best athletes have come thru their organization over the years. Don Waters, David Waters, and Andrew Mack – Coaches, Oliver Miller and Darrell Waters were the original pros that laid the foundation for many others to follow including Chuck Guy and Wolf Rabb. They’re legends in their own right and the high level play of pros like that and the leadership from the Waters family makes their joining the PBA a really big deal. We’re excited about it and know they’ll be a team that can compete at the highest level.”