Women's Continental League Cup: Man City progress despite shootout loss to Man Utd Last updated on 19 November 2020 19 November 2020 . The most successful was the "1 Million Dollar CBA Supershot". The All-Continental League girls basketball first and second teams for the 2019-20 season, as voted on by league coaches, including selections from Regis Jesuit. Over the years it would add franchises in several other Pennsylvania cities, including Williamsport, Scranton, and Sunbury, as well as teams in New Jersey (Trenton, Camden, Asbury Park), Connecticut (New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport), Delaware (Wilmington) and Massachusetts (Springfield). The Continental Basketball League is a Pan-African sport league modelled after the NBA and Euroleague with the vision of creating opportunities in the sports industry by capturing the rich entertainment culture of Africans to promote sports tourism. The average salary of $1,500 per week will be reduced to $1,100, with rookies getting $800. The salary cap was adjusted to reflect the increased games. Shortly after this announcement, the CBL announced the addition of the Port City Sharks as a replacement for the Wildcats in Savannah, Georgia. When Thomas graduated from Maryland State in 1965 he had a chance to play in the Continental Football League, but chose not to. AURORA | Selections from Regis Jesuit and others from Castle View, Chaparral, Douglas County, Heritage, Highlands Ranch, Legend, Mountain Vista, Ponderosa, Rock Canyon and ThunderRidge on the All-Continental League first and second teams for the 2019-20 boys basketball season: Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. CBA franchises usually selected players who had the higher chance to sign for them instead of signing overseas or in the NBA, even though some teams used their picks in the later rounds to select players who were likely to be drafted in the NBA, in the event these players were cut in the preseason. Our full safety plan is here, with special guidelines geared towards having a … [10] The maneuver was not enough. [4] The NBA announced they would adopt a similar model before the 1981–82 season. From 1984 to 1986, "The 1 Million Dollar CBA Supershot" offered a $1,000,000 annuity prize for a fan selected at random at halftime who made a 3/4-court shot. The winner was Don Mattingly (no relation to the New York Yankee baseball player), representing the Evansville (Indiana) Thunder. The CBA teams, in turn, would receive compensation for each 10-day contract. The Continental Basketball League (CBL) was a men's basketball minor league in the United States that began play in April 2010. Team standings were determined by the number of points, rather than win-loss percentage. Under the 10-day-contract rule, a player was signed at the pro rata league minimum salary (as stipulated in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement) for 10 days. In addition to six returning franchises the CBA added three expansion teams – the Oklahoma Cavalry, the Rio Grande Valley Silverados and East Kentucky Miners; the Atlanta Krunk joined the league after sitting out the 2006–07 season. Even though Ray Scott had left the University of Portland two months after his matriculation, the NBA could not sign Scott to a contract until Scott's class graduated. The 2008–2009 season began with only four teams, instead of the expected five. [2], In 2009, Dennis Truax, who was previously affiliated with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), was named the first commissioner of the CBL. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs and the Cary Invasion announced the formation of the Tobacco Road Basketball League and their membership therein, thus leaving the CBL. Lancaster, PA 17603 Ph 1.717.358.4463 Privacy Policy By the 1967-68 season, the Eastern League lost many of its players when the upstart American Basketball Association formed. [4] On February 18, 2010, the Savannah Wildcats became the third team in the CBL. The ABA continued to siphon off NBA and Eastern League players, leaving the Eastern League with only six teams in 1972 and four teams in 1975. The CBA's first commissioner was Harry Rudolph (father of NBA referee Mendy Rudolph). Shea, with the help of several other wealthy aficionados, organized to establish the Continental League with eight teams, one in New York and another in Toronto—hence the continental moniker. [24] In 1997, Lamar Odom, then a highly recruited high school prospect, was given the opportunity to enter the CBA draft and choose the team he wanted to play for, reversing the traditional drafting process;[33] Odom, however, decided not to hire an agent and opted to play in college. Five former CBA team owners repurchase their franchises and join the rival. In an interesting twist, Lange went on to coach the Philadelphia Spirit in the USBL. Season standings were changed from a win-loss percentage, to the "7 Point System". [3] The league was renamed the Continental Basketball Association the following season, eventually leading to expansion across the country. A variation of this rule (using an arc rather than a box) would be adopted by the NBA in 2002, however, and later adopted by the, For a few years in the early 1980s the CBA offered a. Drucker also created a series of high-profile, big-money promotions that attracted increased attendance, league sponsorship and media interest. The league also removed the Miami Stars and the Palm Beach Titans from the team list for the 2011 season. June 1987: The CBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend the season to 54 games. The 1978-79 season was the Continental Basketball Association's 1st, and 8 teams competed in the league that year. Drucker (son of Norm Drucker, another top NBA referee) continued his 12-year association with the CBA until 1986 as Commissioner and general counsel. The league obtained eight new franchises (for a total of ten) for the 2006 season. The AL and NL refused to budge and this prompted William Shea and others to press for the new league. Colonial League (1947-1950) Continental Basketball Association (1978-2009) Continental Football League (1965-1969) Continental Indoor Soccer League (1993-1997) Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League (1987-1988) East Coast Hockey League / ECHL (1988-Today) Eastern Basketball Association (1970-1978) Eastern Hockey League (1954-1973) Allentown Jets (20-21) - Roster | Statistics. For the independent Continental League that started play in 2007, click here The Continental League was a proposed league that had its beginnings in 1958. No one won the (insured) prize, but the shot attracted national media coverage for the league in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and The Sporting News. If you or a member of your family is interested in being a part of the City’s youth basketball program, contact your Zone Coordinator for general information or your League Director for specific league information. The Continental varsity basketball team lost Tuesday's neutral non-conference game against Wayne Trace (Haviland, OH) by a score of 41-28. In 1980, the CBA became the official development league of the NBA.[12]. No official explanation was given why the winner of the South Division, the Heartland Prowl, did not play in the game. Summer 2000: After 20 years of using the CBA as its developmental league, the NBA announces it will form its own minor-league feeder system, creating the, October 2, 2000: Thomas places the league into a. February 8, 2001: The CBA suspends play midway through the 2000-2001 season. The suit was settled and in exchange for the right to sign any player at any time, the NBA paid the CBA $115,000; it also paid the CBA $80,000 to help develop NBA referees at CBA games. The playoffs became a one game championship between the first and second place teams, the Sea Dawgs and Wildcats respectively, which was won by the Wildcats 96-86 in overtime. From 1978 through 1986, CBA commissioner Jim Drucker created several new rules to raise fan interest, which were then adopted by the league: The CBA established a draft in 1985, following the reduction operated that year by the NBA to its draft which brought it from 10 rounds to 7. The Eastern League also signed 7-foot center Bill Spivey, the former University of Kentucky standout who was accused of point-shaving (although Spivey was acquitted of all charges, the NBA still banned him from the league for life). November 2001: The CBA reorganizes for the 2001-02 season as former CBA franchises in Rockford, Gary, Grand Rapids and Sioux Falls merge with the smaller International Basketball Association (IBA), which has franchises in Bismarck (Dakota Wizards), Fargo (Fargo-Moorhead Beez) and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan Hawks). The Continental Basketball Association, with … Four fans were successful and a tie-breaker determined the winner, who drove home with the new $17,000 personal luxury car. If the NBA team liked the player, the team could re-sign him to a second 10-day contract. During the 2006-07 season no players were called up from the CBA to the NBA, ending a streak of over 30 seasons of at least one call-up per year. 1 Columbus Grove at Continental 7:30 PMDec. In August 1999, the CBA's teams were purchased by an investment group led by former NBA star Isiah Thomas. The Port City Sharks failed to play the complete schedule and were replaced in later games by travel teams. Posted Tue, Jan 28 2020. ContinentalDec. [11] Now, the league stays defunct.[1]. 1978-79 Continental Basketball Association League Leaders. CLEMSON, S.C. -- — Aamir Simms scored 16 points, Al-Amir Dawes and John Newman III each added 12, and Clemson beat Maryland 67-51 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Only the ABA-NBA merger in June 1976 kept the Eastern League alive, as an influx of players from defunct ABA teams joined the league. Over the course of the next 18 months, Thomas was faced with a plethora of business troubles, losing the league’s partnership with the NBA and ultimately abandoning the league into a blind trust that left teams unable to meet payroll or pay bills. [20] As for the NBA draft, players had to renounce their college eligibility if they wanted to declare early. Kauffman remained the League's legal counsel for two years. During each game, seven points are awarded—three for winning the game, and one point for each quarter in which a team outscored their opponent. As a result, a winning team would wind up with four to seven points in the standings, while a losing team could collect from zero to three points. Pittsburgh Piranhas (1994) Pittsburgh Xplosion (2006 - 2007) Puerto Rico Coquis (1983 - 1984) Quad City Thunder (1987 - 2000) Rapid City Thrillers (1987 - 1994) Reno Bighorns (1982) Rio Grande Valley Silverados (2007) Rochester Flyers (1987 - 1988) Rochester Renegade (1992 - 1993) The former South Shore League Player of the Year was named a SSL All-Star for a third time and became the first player in program history to score 1,000 career points. 8 Fairview at Continental 7:30 PMDec. Since NBA rules forbid a coach from owning his own league (as it would be a conflict of interest), Thomas is obliged to sell the CBA. Covid-19 and Little League Baseball. The official site of the National Basketball Association. OurSports Central provides coverage of the following Continental Basketball League teams: Birmingham Sabers - Birmingham, Alabama. During the 1946-47 Eastern League season, the Hazleton Mountaineers had three African-American players on their roster during the season – Bill Brown, Zack Clayton and John Isaacs. After the league's 1985 All-Star Game in Casper, Wyoming, the CBA invited fans to make a paper airplane from the centerfold of their game program (each identified with a unique serial number) and attempt to throw the paper airplane through the moon roof of a new Ford Thunderbird parked mid-court. Kauffman kept the league name because he felt having a team in the Eastern league from Alaska might get the league additional notice and recognition. The Rochester Zeniths won the 1978-79 CBA championship. [5] and the Georgia Gwizzlies left the ABA to become the fourth. CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE. [7], Two weeks into the 2010 season, the Steel left the league for the World Basketball Association (WBA)[8] and was replaced by the Birmingham Sabers[9] On 1 June 2010, the Georgia Gwizzlies were removed from the league for failure to meet operating standards, after having missed games against Birmingham and Wilmington[10]. March 2000: The NBA offers Thomas $11 million plus a percentage of the profits for the CBA. Players such as Lavern "Jelly" Tart, Willie Somerset, Art Heyman and Walt Simon (all of whom were all-stars in the Eastern League a year before) were now in ABA uniforms. 1978-79 Continental Basketball Association Standings. The league also instituted a series of novel rule changes including sudden-death overtime, a no foul-out rule and a change in the way league standings were determined. Under the "7-Point System", seven points were awarded each game: three points for winning a game and one point for every quarter a team won. [1], On November 2, 2009, the Wilmington Sea Dawgs were the first team to announce joining the league. After putting up impressive numbers this season in the NBA Development League, Linganore grad Joe Alexander has landed a spot with one of the Euroleague’s most successful teams. The combined-ownership plan was unsuccessful and by 2001, the CBA had declared bankruptcy and ceased operations (folded on February 8, 2001 without managing to complete the 2000–01 season). 3 Tinora at Continental 7:30 PMDec. [1] Gary Perry, an owner of the Augusta Groove when it was in the Premier Basketball League (PBL), was named the first director of basketball operations. Unidentified college basketball players were asked to try to break the rims and the three strongest designs were chosen for a trial run in the CBA. The CBA followed largely the same basketball rules as does the NBA and most other professional leagues. Isaacs previously played with an all-black touring squad (the Washington Bears), while Brown and Clayton were alumni of the Harlem Globetrotters. [1] However, after the removal of the Gwizzlies, the schedule and playoff structure were truncated and adjusted. During Drucker's term the league expanded from 8 to 14 teams, landed its first national TV contract and saw franchise values increase from $5,000 to $500,000. How it all went wrong when Larry Lavin mixed minor-league basketball and cocaine in West Philadelphia by Frank Fitzpatrick , Updated: February 16, 2020 Larry Lavin, shown here incarcerated in a Minnesota medical facility in 2002, tried to make minor-league basketball viable in Philadelphia. As a response to the moves by the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles and the New York Giants to San Francisco, William Shea proposed a new league to bring a second team to New York. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@sentinelcolorado… Since the Spirits played in the same city as the NBA's Pistons, the NBA did not renew its year-to-year agreement with the CBA. The establishment of the Anchorage franchise garnered national media attention, including a feature story in Sports Illustrated. On this day, Thomas signs a letter of intent to sell the CBA to the NBA Players' Association. Carolina Cougarz - Fayetteville, North Carolina. The CBA often billed itself as the "World's Oldest Pro Basketball League," since its founding on April 23, 1946, pre-dated by two months, the founding of the National Basketball Association. The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) (also known as the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League, the Eastern Professional Basketball League, and the Eastern Basketball Association) was a men's professional basketball minor league in the United States from 1946 to 2009.[1]. Continental Little League has opened registration for the 2021 season! The EPBL, however, could sign him and Scott played 77 games for the Allentown Jets before later joining the NBA's Detroit Pistons. From the section Women's Football [5], Before the 1984–85 season Ducker announced that the CBA had signed a cable television contract with Black Entertainment Television (BET).[6]. [30] Some teams also used their picks for publicity: for example, Cheryl Miller, a female player who played for USC in college, was selected by the Rockford Lightning with the 57th pick in the 1986 CBA draft;[31][32] in the 1994 CBA draft Mexican soccer player Jorge Campos was drafted by the Mexico Aztecas, despite his ineligibility. August 3, 1999: Former NBA star Isiah Thomas purchases the CBA (the entire league including all the teams and its marketing entity, CBA Properties) for $10 million. Some examples include Nick Van Exel (1993, Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA and Rapid City Thrillers of the CBA),[22][23] Dontonio Wingfield (1994, Seattle SuperSonics and Rapid City Thrillers),[24][25] Stephen Jackson (1997, Phoenix Suns and La Crosse Bobcats),[26][27] Jason Hart (2000, Milwaukee Bucks and Idaho Stampede);[28][29] and several others. The NBA would send several players to the Eastern League for extra playing time, and for several seasons two Eastern League teams would play the opening game of a New Year's Eve doubleheader at Madison Square Garden (with the NBA playing the nightcap game). June 28, 2000: Thomas is offered the head coaching job of the NBA's Indiana Pacers. We are excited to offer multiple league programs to accommodate county and state guidelines in 2021. Thomas chooses not to sell. Box Score. As picked by the Continental League coaches. The Continental League of Professional Baseball Clubs (known as the Continental League or CL) was a proposed third major league for baseball in the United States and Canada, announced in 1959 and scheduled to begin play in the 1961 season. Link", "History of the Continental Basketball Association", "Dennis Truax named CBA Deputy Commissioner", Continental Basketball Association on FunWhileItLasted.net, FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Continental_Basketball_Association&oldid=995257978, Defunct professional sports leagues in the United States, Articles with dead external links from January 2017, Articles needing additional references from May 2019, All articles needing additional references, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The design was chosen from 10 prototypes that were set up in a New York City high school gymnasium in the summer of 1980. October 7, 1999: Sale of the CBA to Thomas is finalized. [7] Several of its teams briefly joined the now-defunct International Basketball League. The Pittsburgh Xplosion folded under unclear circumstances, and the league scheduled games against American Basketball Association (ABA) teams for the first month of the season in an attempt to stay solvent. Two of fourteen contestants were successful. The amazing Continental Basketball Association was a United States based professional basketball minor league from 1946 to 2009. In 1948, the league was renamed the Eastern Professional Basketball League. November 16, 2001: The first game in the history of the National Basketball Developmental League is played. Thomas embarked on a 30-year career as a special education teacher. Originally named the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League, the Continental Basketball Association was founded on April 23, 1946. The CBA's 2007–08 season began with 10 franchises, the greatest number of teams to start a CBA season since the 2000–01 season. That year, Brendan McCann of the Allentown Jets led the league with 31 three-pointers. With Eye Toward N.B.A. [19] The Florida Flight moved to the newly formed Florida Basketball Association, and the Miami Stars and Palm Beach Titans went with them.[20]. The CBA then began binding individual NBA teams to a form contract, permitting those teams to sign CBA players to 10-day contracts. 2017-18 Continental League Boys All Conference Team 1st Team: [17] Before the 2011 season was to start, the owners of the Savannah Wildcats announced the team would be sitting out the season due to a family matter affecting the owners' ability to lead the team. A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical … For the 1970-71 season the league rebranded itself the Eastern Basketball Association, operating both as a professional northeastern regional league and as an unofficial feeder system to the NBA and ABA. In 2001, the NBA formed its own minor league, the National Basketball Development League (the NBDL or "D-League"). This rule (which was designed to encourage drives to the hoop) caused more confusion than scoring, and was quickly abandoned. In 1979, the NBA signed four players from the newly renamed CBA. Frederick Keys Primary Logo on Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - SportsLogos.Net. [12][13] On March 28, 2011, the Heartland Prowl announced they had left the ABA to join the CBL. Kauffman executed a plan to bring the Anchorage Northern Knights into the league beginning with the 1977-78 season. After the second 10-day contract expired, the team had to either return the player to his CBA team or sign him for the balance of the NBA regular season. [3] On February 16, 2010, the Carolina Cougarz became the second team to join the CBL. In that contest, 14 contestants were selected (one from each city), and the person making the longest shot was awarded a $1,000,000 zero-coupon bond. info@cblafrica.net (01) 6326275 During the 1984–85 season, that rule was modified so that victory went to the first team to, During the 1981–82 season, the CBA created a 6 by 5 feet (1.8 m × 1.5 m) "no call box"—an area in front of the baskets in which any contact in the box between offensive and defensive players was to be an automatic defensive foul. Follow the action on NBA scores, schedules, stats, news, Team and Player news. In April 2011, the Gainesville Galaxy joined. At the end of the 2005–2006 season, three current and one expansion CBA franchise jumped to the NBDL. Background For most of the 1980′s and 1990′s, the Continental Basketball Association was … During the 1955-56 season, the Hazleton Hawks Eastern League team was the first integrated professional league franchise with an all-black starting lineup: Tom Hemans, Jesse Arnelle, Fletcher Johnson, Sherman White and Floyd Lane. In 2012, the Raleigh Rough Riders were added to the league. On February 2, 2009, the league announced a halt to operations, turning a scheduled series between the Albany Patroons and Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry into the league-championship series. October 1985: A contest was held by the CBA to find a fan to be a, October 21, 1985: The CBA announced they would keep statistics on. [21] While initially the draft was limited to players who were not drafted in the NBA,[20] this later changed, and on several occasions players were drafted by both the NBA and the CBA. In 1985, the CBA followed with the "Ton-of-Money Free Throw", which featured a prize of 2,000 pounds (910 kg) of pennies ($5,000) if a randomly selected fan could make one free throw. [21] However, the 2012 season was never played. S ertoma Off-Street Basketball League, of Frederick, is a non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing the youth of our community a quality basketball program. 5A/4A Continental (Colorado) Basketball Standings. Centennial Conference 563 College Avenue W-560. Steve A. Kauffman, currently a basketball agent, succeeded Rudolph as Commissioner in 1975. During the 1982–83 and 1983–84 seasons, overtime games were decided by the team that scored the first three points in overtime. During the early years of the CBA (when it was known as the EPBL), the league's relationship with the NBA was frosty at best. For an earlier league, see, Continental Basketball Association (1969–1974), Learn how and when to remove this template message, Continental Basketball Association franchise history, Continental Basketball Association statistical leaders, List of Continental Basketball Association All-Star Games, List of Continental Basketball Association award winners and successful alumni, List of Continental Basketball Association champions, List of developmental and minor sports leagues, "Local semi-pro basketball team made of ex-Zags imagined > Spokane Journal of Business", "Black Entertainment Television to Broadcast CBA Games", "A Look Back Through Key Moments In NBA G League History", "PRO BASKETBALL; Thomas Buys Control Of C.B.A. The CBA, receiving no compensation from the NBA for these signings, filed a lawsuit against the NBA. The league fielded six franchises – five in Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Allentown, Lancaster, and Reading) – with a sixth team in New York (Binghamton, which moved in mid-season to Pottsville, Pennsylvania). Sertoma will keep the welfare of its participants free of any adult ambition or personal glory and will promote the ideals of youth sports regardless of race, religion, gender or national origin. In 1984, the league created the "CBA Sportscaster Contest" to select a color commentator for its weekly game of the week televised on BET. [16] Sometime between April and early May, the Fayetteville Crossover was added. 1st Floor, Architect’s Place 2 Adowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria. February 24, 2001: The CBA declares bankruptcy. [18] The Fayetteville Crossover then announced their move to this league as well. The Continental Basketball League (CBL) was a men's basketball minor league in the United States that began play in April 2010. The Flint (Michigan) Fuze join as an expansion team. The CBA also sent qualified coaches to the NBA, including Phil Jackson (Albany Patroons), Bill Musselman (Tampa Bay Thrillers), Eric Musselman (Rapid City Thrillers), Flip Saunders (LaCrosse Catbirds) and George Karl (Montana Golden Nuggets). 10 Continental at Hol The Eastern League became a haven for players who wanted to play professionally, but were barred from the NBA because of academic restrictions. Below is a timeline of Thomas' ownership of the CBA: In fall 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the International Basketball Association and purchased the assets of the defunct CBA (including its name, logo and records) from the bankruptcy trustee and resumed operations as the CBA, assuming the former league's identity and history. The Atlanta Krunk Wolverines and Vancouver Dragons deferred their participation until the 2007–2008 season and the Utah Eagles folded on January 25, 2007. 2018 Continental League – All League Team. Thomas pays $5 million up front, agreeing to make four additional payments to the CBA's former team owners for the remainder of the debt. [11] In September 2010, the Miami Stars and Palm Beach Titans joined. This made for at least some fan interest even in the late stages of games that were otherwise blowouts; the trailing team could still get a standings point by winning the final quarter, especially if the team that was leading chose to rest some or all of its starters. Although three-point plays during the 1960s were few and far between, the Eastern League developed several scorers who used the three-point shot to their advantage. The next year, the league featured the "Easy Street Shootout". Because the 1961-63 American Basketball League used a three-point scoring line, the Eastern League added a three-point line for its 1964-65 season. See History of Continental Basketball League Teams, History of Continental Basketball League Teams, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Continental_Basketball_League&oldid=963947131, Defunct professional sports leagues in the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 June 2020, at 18:20. He says that the league will now operate as a single-owner entity, and the CBA will continue to be the official developmental league of the NBA. [6] On March 5, 2010, the Birmingham Steel joined the league. [20] This allowed the CBA teams to have a wider selection of players: the selection criteria were the same as the NBA draft. In July 2010 the Florida Flight moved from the WBA to the CBL. This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 01:31. The all-black Dayton Rens competed in the 1948-49 National Basketball League. Also during this time, the CBA created a series of halftime promotions. 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