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Continental Basketball Association (CBA) Previous Teams

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Continental Basketball Association (CBA) Previous Teams

The Continental Basketball Association, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2001, started up again in November, 2001.

Old Press Release:

The CBA will tip-off its 56th consecutive season on November 16, 2001. A combination of seven teams from the CBA and the International Basketball Association (IBA), including three franchises with more than 10 years of history in the CBA, will compete in the 2001-2002 season. All of those teams are also committed to play in the 2002-2003 season.

Hunter said that final negotiations are underway with owners in four markets, whose teams also may launch play this season. Agreements are finalized with franchises in Gary, Indiana; Grand Rapids and Flint, Michigan; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rockford, Illinois; and Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota. Negotiations continue with owners in Boise; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and La Crosse, Wisconsin, but CBA officials said play may not begin in those markets until next year.

The CBA, which will be based in Boise, suspended operations in February and five teams later joined the International Basketball League. The move came two years after NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas agreed to buy the league for $9 million. He paid half up front, but never paid the rest of the fee.

The league was restarted Nov 2001. Some of the teams listed below were slated to be in the league after various reorganizations through 2001, but may not have actually been in the league when restarted.

Dakota Wizards
Bismarck Civic Center
601 E. Sweet Ave. Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701.258.2255 Fax: 701.255.7967
Gary Steelheads
1 Genesis Center Plaza
Gary, IN 46402
Phone: 219.882.4222 Fax: 219.882.4667
Great Lakes Storm
Birch Run Expo Center
11600 North Beyer Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415
Phone: 989.624.4665 Fax: 989.624.5002
Grand Rapid Hoops
The Delta Plex Entertainment & Expo Center
2500 Turner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Phone: 616.559.7936 Fax: 616.559.7935
Idaho Stampede
1412 W. Idaho St., Suite 240
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208.388.4667 Fax: 208.388.3845
Rockford Lightning
P.O. Box 6386
3660 Publishers Drive, Rockford, IL 61109
Phone: 815.874.4232 Fax: 815.874.3421
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Sky’s The Limit, LLC
2101 West 41st Street, Suite 39
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.332.0605 Fax: 605.332.2305
Connecticut Pride
Team Established 1982
Location: 21 Waterville Road Avon, CT 06001
Phone: (860) 678-8156 Fax: (860) 674-2639
Team Colors Purple & Hunter Green
Fort Wayne Fury
Location: 5310 Merchandise Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: (219) 471-3879 Fax: (219) 471-9716
Arena: Memorial Coliseum (6,723)
La Crosse Bobcats
Location: 112 South 5th Street La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 796-2600 Fax: (608) 796-2614
Arena: La Crosse Center (6,091)
Quad City Thunder
Location: 1614 Second Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 788-2255 Fax: (309) 786-4519
Arena: The Mark of the Quad Cities
Fargo-Moorhead Beez
3309 Feichtner
Suite E
Fargo, ND 58103
Flint Fuze
3501 Lapeer Rd.
IMA Sports Arena
Flint, MI 48503
Saskatchewan Hawks
900-606 Spadina
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K3HI