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. Isaacs previously played with an all-black touring squad (the Washington Bears), while Brown and Clayton were alumni of the Harlem Globetrotters. 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. 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). [7] Several of its teams briefly joined the now-defunct International Basketball League. The Flint (Michigan) Fuze join as an expansion team. 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. [19] The Florida Flight moved to the newly formed Florida Basketball Association, and the Miami Stars and Palm Beach Titans went with them.[20]. 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. 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). 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. 1978-79 Continental Basketball Association Standings. The official site of the National Basketball Association. [1] The league is headquartered in Florida. NBA/CBA relations grew tense again in 1982, when the CBA added the Detroit Spirits franchise to their league roster. Box Score. 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. [5], Before the 1984–85 season Ducker announced that the CBA had signed a cable television contract with Black Entertainment Television (BET).[6]. By the 1967-68 season, the Eastern League lost many of its players when the upstart American Basketball Association formed. 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. 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. 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. Kauffman remained the League's legal counsel for two years. 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. The salary cap was adjusted to reflect the increased games. Sometimes rules adopted by the CBA on an experimental basis later became permanent in that league and were adopted by other levels of basketball as well; others remained unique to the CBA. Kauffman executed a plan to bring the Anchorage Northern Knights into the league beginning with the 1977-78 season. 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. 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). Thomas' reasoning is that by reducing the number of veterans in the league, there will be more young players available for NBA teams. 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Basketball Coaches Without Boundaries celebrates its 21st year of Youth Basketball Summer League, Summer Basketball Instructional Camp and various social programs for the youth and Families of Frederick County. The CBA teams, in turn, would receive compensation for each 10-day contract. 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. Thomas chooses not to sell. Follow the action on NBA scores, schedules, stats, news, Team and Player news. Posted Tue, Jan 28 2020. 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. 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. The AL and NL refused to budge and this prompted William Shea and others to press for the new league. 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. All three rims broke away from the backboard and snapped back in place. The CBA's first commissioner was Harry Rudolph (father of NBA referee Mendy Rudolph). 3 Tinora at Continental 7:30 PMDec. The CBA then began binding individual NBA teams to a form contract, permitting those teams to sign CBA players to 10-day contracts. 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 24, 1999: He announces salary cuts in the CBA. The establishment of the Anchorage franchise garnered national media attention, including a feature story in Sports Illustrated. The CBA, receiving no compensation from the NBA for these signings, filed a lawsuit against the NBA. In an interesting twist, Lange went on to coach the Philadelphia Spirit in the USBL. [18] The Fayetteville Crossover then announced their move to this league as well. 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. 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. 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. Covid-19 and Little League Baseball. 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. Carolina Cougarz - Fayetteville, North Carolina. 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. Continental Little League has opened registration for the 2021 season! 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. The league is headquartered in Florida. [2] It billed itself as the "World's Oldest Professional Basketball League"; its founding pre-dated the founding of the National Basketball Association by two months. If the NBA team liked the player, the team could re-sign him to a second 10-day contract. [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]. In August 1999, the CBA's teams were purchased by an investment group led by former NBA star Isiah Thomas. With tryouts in cities nationwide, the promotion gained the league national attention on the NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight, in Sports Illustrated and other media. The league's original name was the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League and it fielded six franchises - five in Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Allentown, Lancaster and Reading… 5A/4A Continental (Colorado) Basketball Standings. 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. 2018 Continental League – All League Team. Centennial Conference 563 College Avenue W-560. [2], In 2009, Dennis Truax, who was previously affiliated with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), was named the first commissioner of the CBL. Shortly after this announcement, the CBL announced the addition of the Port City Sharks as a replacement for the Wildcats in Savannah, Georgia. The league championship in 2010 was to be decided by a single elimination tournament in June. View 5A/4A Continental's standings for the 19-20 season. 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. A player cannot foul out of the game; after a player's sixth personal foul, the opposing team receives an automatic free throw. info@cblafrica.net (01) 6326275 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 1978-79 season was the Continental Basketball Association's 1st, and 8 teams competed in the league that year. [20] As for the NBA draft, players had to renounce their college eligibility if they wanted to declare early. Frederick Keys Primary Logo on Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - SportsLogos.Net. [34], This article is about the league known as the Continental Basketball Association after 1978. 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. 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. Background For most of the 1980′s and 1990′s, the Continental Basketball Association was … [12][13] On March 28, 2011, the Heartland Prowl announced they had left the ABA to join the CBL. 1978-79 Continental Basketball Association League Leaders. The winner was Don Mattingly (no relation to the New York Yankee baseball player), representing the Evansville (Indiana) Thunder. During the 1980s and 1990s, the NBA's relationship with the CBA grew to the point where dozens of former CBA stars found their way onto NBA rosters, including Tim Legler (Omaha Racers), Mario Elie (Albany Patroons), and John Starks (Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets). At the end of the 2005–2006 season, three current and one expansion CBA franchise jumped to the NBDL. Originally named the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League, the Continental Basketball Association was founded on April 23, 1946. [20] This allowed the CBA teams to have a wider selection of players: the selection criteria were the same as the NBA draft. The Port City Sharks failed to play the complete schedule and were replaced in later games by travel teams. June 28, 2000: Thomas is offered the head coaching job of the NBA's Indiana Pacers. [3] On February 16, 2010, the Carolina Cougarz became the second team to join the CBL. [6] On March 5, 2010, the Birmingham Steel joined the league. Thomas embarked on a 30-year career as a special education teacher. 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. 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. 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. We are excited to offer multiple league programs to accommodate county and state guidelines in 2021. Women's Continental League Cup: Man City progress despite shootout loss to Man Utd Last updated on 19 November 2020 19 November 2020 . ALBANY A strange and unsettling basketball season came to a premature end Sunday night, and with it perhaps an entire league. 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. The 2008–2009 season began with only four teams, instead of the expected five. [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. Also during this time, the CBA created a series of halftime promotions. 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. [4] On February 18, 2010, the Savannah Wildcats became the third team in the CBL. Mitchell Wiggins, who was suspended by the NBA for cocaine use, was one of the first players signed in the CBA under the new rule that was implemented in conjunction with the NBA and NBA Players Association.[13]. 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. March 2000: The NBA offers Thomas $11 million plus a percentage of the profits for the CBA. 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. June 1987: The CBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend the season to 54 games. [1], On November 2, 2009, the Wilmington Sea Dawgs were the first team to announce joining the league. The youth basketball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 years old. This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 01:31. In July 2010 the Florida Flight moved from the WBA to the CBL. 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. 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. 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. That would soon lead to the beginning of the end for the CBA. The Eastern League became a haven for players who wanted to play professionally, but were barred from the NBA because of academic restrictions. 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. The amazing Continental Basketball Association was a United States based professional basketball minor league from 1946 to 2009. [1] However, after the removal of the Gwizzlies, the schedule and playoff structure were truncated and adjusted. 8 Fairview at Continental 7:30 PMDec. Two of fourteen contestants were successful. In 1980, the CBA became the official development league of the NBA.[12]. The Continental Basketball League (CBL) was a men's basketball minor league in the United States that began play in April 2010. [14] In the announcement of the Prowl, the absence of the Carolina Cougarz as a listed team coupled with their removal from the CBL website indicated that they had folded. 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. In April 2011, the Gainesville Galaxy joined. 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. 1 Columbus Grove at Continental 7:30 PMDec. After a few seasons, however, the NBA and EPBL resumed exhibition games in the 1950s (including a 1956 matchup in which the NBA's Syracuse Nationals lost to the EPBL's Wilkes-Barre Barons at Wilkes-Barre's home court). 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. In 2012, the Raleigh Rough Riders were added to the league. Our full safety plan is here, with special guidelines geared towards having a … This rule (which was designed to encourage drives to the hoop) caused more confusion than scoring, and was quickly abandoned. 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. 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. [10] The maneuver was not enough. [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. The contest was won by a NJ high school basketball coach, Bill Lange, who won the Philadelphia regional contest and then went on to win the national tryout. 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. The league used this method to calculate division standings from its implementation in 1983 until the league's end in 2009. The Rochester Zeniths won the 1978-79 CBA championship. 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 league planned to return in the spring of 2013, but a lack of teams prevented that. After Darryl Dawkins shattered two basketball backboards during his 1979–80 NBA season, the CBA implemented a collapsible hinged rim. The Continental Basketball League (CBL) was a men's basketball minor league in the United States that began play in April 2010. OurSports Central provides coverage of the following Continental Basketball League teams: Birmingham Sabers - Birmingham, Alabama. 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) 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]. In 2011, the league once again played just a championship game, this time between the winner of the North Division, the Cary Invasion and the South runner-up, the Florida Flight, which was won by the Invasion, 131-101. CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE. [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 1987 the CBA announced that they would allow teams to sign players banned for drug use by the NBA. 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. A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical … Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@sentinelcolorado… 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. Five former CBA team owners repurchase their franchises and join the rival. That year, Brendan McCann of the Allentown Jets led the league with 31 three-pointers. Although the NBA played exhibition games with the Eastern League during the late 1940s and early 1950s the exhibition games ceased in 1954, when the Eastern League signed several college basketball players involved in point-shaving gambling scandals during their college years (including Jack Molinas, Sherman White, Floyd Layne and Al Roth). [11] In September 2010, the Miami Stars and Palm Beach Titans joined. In 1979, the NBA signed four players from the newly renamed CBA. Allentown Jets (20-21) - Roster | Statistics. 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. 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. On this day, Thomas signs a letter of intent to sell the CBA to the NBA Players' Association. In 1948, the league was renamed the Eastern Professional Basketball League. Lancaster, PA 17603 Ph 1.717.358.4463 Privacy Policy 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). 2017-18 Continental League Boys All Conference Team 1st Team: 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. 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