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Encyclopedia > NBA Development League
NBA Development League
Sport Basketball
Founded 2001
No. of teams 14
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Dakota Wizards
TV partner(s) NBA TV
Official website NBA.com/dleague

The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association's officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. Known until summer 2005 as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the D-League started with eight teams in the fall of 2001. In March 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern announced a plan to expand the D-League to fifteen teams and develop it into a true minor league farm system, with two NBA teams sharing each D-League team. In 2006-07, the league had 12 teams, with each D-League team being affiliated with between 1 and 3 NBA teams. This article is about the sport. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ... The farm system is a slang term used in baseball to refer to the systematic control or ownership of minor league baseball clubs by major league teams, who move players from the lowest to the highest classification as they gain experience and enjoy success at each level. ...

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History

Alternate logo, 2006-present

The league began play as the NBDL in the 2001-2002 season; the original eight franchises were all located in the southeastern United States (specifically in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia). Some of these teams were purchased by private owners and relocated — at the same time the league's name was changed — in the summer of 2005 in a bid to appeal to more fans nationwide. As a result, franchises were established in or moved to Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma. In February of 2006, the D-League expanded to California for the first time with the addition of the Bakersfield Jam. Two months later, the league announced that four teams from the Continental Basketball Association were joining the league: the Dakota Wizards, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, and a team originally slated for CBA expansion, the Colorado 14ers.[1][2] A few days after that, the league announced that Anaheim, California, would be getting a team.[3] One week after that, they announced that the Los Angeles Lakers have purchased a team, making them the first NBA team to own a D-League team.[4] The westward expansion and box office struggles have led to the closing of the NBA-owned Roanoke Dazzle[5] and Fayetteville Patriots.[6] The Florida Flame have suspended operations due to arena scheduling difficulties. [7] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... It has been suggested that Long Beach Jam be merged into this article or section. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Idaho Stampede are an American basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team in the NBA Development League which began play in 2006-07. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Roanoke Dazzle are a NBA Development League team based in Roanoke, Virginia . ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ...


Future Expansion

The league has targeted the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas for a potential expansion location, for the 2008-09 season.[8] The Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in owning a team in Southern Ontario by 2009-10.[9] The Manchester Millrats, of the American Basketball Association, formed with a long-term goal of joining the D-League, have opened preliminary talks with the NBA about a partnership with the Boston Celtics. If a D-League team does come to Manchester, NH, They would play at the Verizon Wireless Arena[10]. I In early 2008, a group of investors began to pursue a team for Portland, Maine between 2008 and 2009.[11] Location within the state of Texas County Collin County  - Mayor Mike Simpson Area    - City 181. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... The Manchester Millrats are a 2007 expansion team in the American Basketball Association based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. ... The Verizon Wireless Arena is an indoor events arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and seats over 10,000 for hockey and over 11,000 for basketball and concerts. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...


The NBA is also looking to get some D-League franchises in the East for its Eastern teams. Other possibilities in the East for D-League teams include Toledo, Ohio[12], Harlem, New York; Youngstown, Ohio; and Trenton, New Jersey. [13] Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Founded 1833 Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Youngstown most notably refers to the city of Youngstown, Ohio in the United States to the northeast of the state of Ohio See: Youngstown, Rust Belt, Mideast, and Downtown Youngstown. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Trenton is the name of several places in Canada and the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...



The league hopes to have at least 16 teams before the 2009-10 season.


Successful NBA Call-Ups

Many former NBA draftees and waived players have participated in the D-League. Some of the D-League players that have gone on to successful NBA careers include Jose Juan Barea, Guillermo Diaz, Chris Andersen, Kelenna Azubuike, Matt Barnes, Devin Brown, Matt Carroll, Mikki Moore, Jamario Moon. and Bobby Simmons. José Juan Barea (born June 26, 1984 in Mayagüez) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. ... Guillermo Diaz (born March 4, 1985 in San Juan) is Puerto Rican professional basketball player. ... Chris Andersen (born July 7, 1978 in Long Beach, California) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Kelenna David Azubuike (born December 16, 1983 in London, England, UK) is an English professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Golden State Warriors. ... Matt Kelly Barnes (born March 9, 1980 in Santa Clara, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Golden State Warriors. ... Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah[1]) is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the New Orleans Hornets. ... Matthew Carroll (born August 28, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a basketballer for the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA. He is 6 ft 6 in (1. ... Clinton Renard Mikki Moore[1] (born November 4, 1975 in Orangeburg, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player, currently with the NBAs Sacramento Kings. ... Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980, in Goodwater, Alabama) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Toronto Raptors. ... Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980) in Chicago, IL) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University before being selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. ...


Special events

The NBADL held its first all-star game February 17, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was part of the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. As with the NBA's showcase game, a fan vote determined the starting lineup for each team. The East won 114 to 100, with Pops Mensah-Bonsu named the game's MVP.[14] is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 39-story hotel casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by MGM Mirage. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Nana Papa Yaw Mensah-Bonsu, generally known as Pops Mensah-Bonsu (born September 7, 1983 in London), is a British basketball player and former star at the George Washington University in the Atlantic 10 Conference. ...


The second game was on February 16, 2008 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Blue team beat the Red team, 117-99 and Jeremy Richardson was the MVP.[15] is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a collection of buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Jeremy Terrell Richardson (born February 11, 1983 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks. ...


The league also stages an annual D-League Showcase in which all of the league's teams play each other in a "carnival" format. In 2007, it took place on January 15-17 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2008, it took place on January 14-17 in Boise, Idaho. Nickname: Motto: Gateway to the Plains Location in Minnehaha County and the state of South Dakota Counties (metropolitan area) Government  - Mayor Dave Munson Area  - City 178. ... Boise redirects here. ...


Player allocations

Players for D-League teams do not sign contracts with the individual teams, but with the league itself. D-League team rosters consist of a total of 12 players, 10 (or fewer) being D-League players and 2 (or more) NBA players. The rosters are made up in a number of ways - the previous years' players, players taken in the D-League draft, allocation players (meaning players who are assigned to a team with which they have a local connection, such as a University of Texas player being assigned to the Austin Toros), NBA team assignments, and local tryouts. Each NBA team can assign two first or second year players to its affiliated D-League team. If more than two NBA players are assigned to a team, the team must reduce the number of D-League players to keep the total roster size to 12. Each team also has local tryouts and one player from the tryouts is assigned to the team. NCAA Tournament Final Four 1943, 1947, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1994, 1995 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1933, 1939, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995 Big 12 Conference: 1999, 2006 The Texas Longhorns... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ...


NBA teams can call up players as many times as they choose, but a player can only be sent down to the D-League three times in a season.[16]


2007-08 NBA Development League Teams

(Teams listed with 2007-08 NBA affiliates) [1]

NBA Development League
Central Division
Team City NBA Affiliates
Dakota Wizards Bismarck, ND Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Fort Wayne, IN Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers
Iowa Energy Des Moines, IA Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat
Sioux Falls Skyforce Sioux Falls, SD Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Timberwolves.
Southwest Division
Team City NBA Affiliates
Albuquerque Thunderbirds Albuquerque, NM Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns.
Austin Toros Austin, TX San Antonio Spurs
Colorado 14ers Broomfield, CO Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Hidalgo, TX Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets
Tulsa 66ers Tulsa, OK Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks
West Division
Team City NBA Affiliates
Anaheim Arsenal Anaheim, CA Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic
Bakersfield Jam Bakersfield, CA Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings
Idaho Stampede Boise, ID Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics
Los Angeles D-Fenders Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Lakers
Utah Flash Orem, UT Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz

The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Iowa Energy are a team of the NBA Development League. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team in the NBA Development League which began play in 2006-07. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are a team of the NBA Development League to begin play in 2007. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Tulsa 66ers is the name of a NBA Development League team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The Anaheim Arsenal have joined the NBA D-League as an expansion team for the 2006-2007 season. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... It has been suggested that Long Beach Jam be merged into this article or section. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Idaho Stampede are an American basketball team that play in the NBA Development League. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Los Angeles D-Fenders are a team in the NBA Development League. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Utah Flash are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

Scheduled to Begin Play in 2008-09

  • Reno, Nevada - will play at Reno Events Center [17]

The Reno Events Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Reno, Nevada. ...

Inactive teams

The Arkansas RimRockers is the name of the NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in North Little Rock. ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... The Fort Worth Flyers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth, Texas. ...

Defunct teams

The Asheville Altitude are an NBA Development League team based in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The Tulsa 66ers is the name of a NBA Development League team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The Charleston Lowgators were a National Basketball Development League team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Florida Flame is a NBA Development League team based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... The Columbus Riverdragons are a National Basketball Development League team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Greenville Groove were a National Basketball Development League team based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Huntsville Flight are a National Basketball Development League team based in Huntsville, Alabama. ... The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. ... The Mobile Revelers were a National Basketball Development League team based in Mobile, Alabama. ... The Roanoke Dazzle are a NBA Development League team based in Roanoke, Virginia . ...

Champions

Season Winner Score Runner-up
2001-2002 Greenville Groove 81-63, 75-68 North Charleston Lowgators
2002-2003 Mobile Revelers 92-82, 71-77, 75-72 Fayetteville Patriots
2003-2004 Asheville Altitude 108-106 (OT)[18] Huntsville Flight
2004-2005 Asheville Altitude 90-67[19] Columbus Riverdragons
2005-2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds 119-108[20] Fort Worth Flyers
2006-2007 Dakota Wizards 129-121 (OT) Colorado 14ers

Note: In the 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 seasons, the Championship was a best of three game series. The Greenville Groove were a National Basketball Development League team based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The North Charleston Lowgators were a National Basketball Development League team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Mobile Revelers were a National Basketball Development League team based in Mobile, Alabama. ... The Fayetteville Patriots are a National Basketball Development League team based in . ... The Asheville Altitude are an NBA Development League team based in Asheville, North Carolina. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... The Huntsville Flight are a National Basketball Development League team based in Huntsville, Alabama. ... The Asheville Altitude are an NBA Development League team based in Asheville, North Carolina. ... The Columbus Riverdragons are a National Basketball Development League team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. ... The Fort Worth Flyers is the name of a NBA Development League minor league basketball expansion team based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... The Dakota Wizards are an American basketball team in the NBA Development League (D-League). ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team in the NBA Development League which began play in 2006-07. ...


NBA Development League MVPs

Ansu Sesay playing for Eldo Napoli Ansu Martin Sesay (born July 29, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah[1]) is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the New Orleans Hornets. ... Tierre Brown (born June 3, 1979 in Iowa, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player who played most recently with Fortitudo Bologna, in Italys Serie A. Brown graduated from McNeese State University and began his career with the NBAs Houston Rockets in 2001 when they signed him. ... Matthew Carroll (born August 28, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player for the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA. Carroll is 6 ft 6 in (1. ... Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer (born August 10, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player. ... Randy Livingston (born April 2, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player who signed with the NBAs Seattle SuperSonics in March of 2007. ...

References

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  2. ^ "NBA Development League Expands To Four Cities", NBA.com, 2006-04-06. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  3. ^ "NBA Development League Expands To Anaheim", NBA.com, 2006-04-11. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  4. ^ Sheridan, Chris. "NBA approves Lakers' ownership of D-League team", ESPN, 2006-04-19. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  5. ^ "D-League Will No Longer Operate Roanoke Dazzle", NBA.com, 2006-05-01. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  6. ^ "D-League Will No Longer Operate In Fayetteville", NBA.com, 2006-05-02. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  7. ^ "12 teams to comprise NBA Development League in 2007-08", oursportscentral.com, 2006-05-08. Retrieved on 2006-08-12. 
  8. ^ Sefko, Eddie. "Frisco may get new D-League team", The Dallas Morning News, 2007-11-29. Retrieved on 2007-11-29. 
  9. ^ Smith, Doug. "D-League coming to T.O.?", The Toronto Star, 2008-01-15. Retrieved on 2008-01-15. 
  10. ^ http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?articleId=d4103f45-eca4-4545-a703-ca2cee47952c&headline=Millrats+talk+future+with+NBA
  11. ^ Erskine, Rhonda. "Maine Group Pursuing NBA Development League Franchise", WCSH, 2008-01-23. Retrieved on 2008-01-23. 
  12. ^ NBA, Toledo Mud Hens discuss bringing minor-league team to arena
  13. ^ May, Peter. "A Maine focus in D-League", Boston Globe, 2008-02-03. Retrieved on 2008-02-03. 
  14. ^ Brennan, Matthew (2007-02-21). Mensah-Bonsu, East Team Come Out On Top. NBA.com. NBA. Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  15. ^ Wurst, Matt (2008-02-16). Stars Work, Play Hard in D-League All-Star Game. NBA.com. NBA. Retrieved on 2008-02-29.
  16. ^ Brennan, Matthew. D-League 101: A Beginner’s Guide. NBA.com. NBA. Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  17. ^ http://www.nba.com/dleague/reno/
  18. ^ "Flight can't reach Altitude for NBDL title", USA Today, 2004-04-26. Retrieved on 2007-03-30. 
  19. ^ Asheville 90, Columbus 67: Altitude Repeat as NBDL Champions. NBA.com. NBA (2005-04-23). Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  20. ^ Stevenson, Stefan. "T-Birds get an A-plus, take home a trophy", Albuquerque Tribune, 2006-04-23. Retrieved on 2007-03-30. 

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This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports. ...

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NBA Development League
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Dakota Wizards Albuquerque Thunderbirds Anaheim Arsenal Reno
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Austin Toros Bakersfield Jam
Iowa Energy Colorado 14ers Idaho Stampede
Sioux Falls Skyforce Rio Grande Valley Vipers Los Angeles D-Fenders
Tulsa 66ers Utah Flash
The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Liga Sudamericana (Portuguese: Liga Sul-Americana, English: South American League) is an international male basketball cup competition played annually by the top clubs of South America, organized by the South American Basketball Confederation. ... This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports. ... For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Eastern Basketball Alliance is a professional mens winter basketball league which plays from January through April. ... The International Basketball League (IBL) was a short lived professional basketball league in the United States. ... The Premier Basketball League is a new league scheduled to begin play in Fall 2007. ... This article is about the United Basketball League. ... The United States Basketball League OTCBB: USBL is a professional mens spring basketball league. ... The World Basketball Association is a professional basketball league entering its third year of play. ... FIBA Europe is a zone within the FIBA association which contains all 50 national European FIBA federations. ... The Euroleague (EL) is the highest caliber professional basketball league in Europe, with teams from thirteen different European countries. ... The Opportunity League (Montenegrin: Opportunity Liga) is a regional basketball league played in Montenegro. ... Naša Sinalko Liga (English: Our Sinalco League) is a domestic basketball league in Serbia. ... “EBL” redirects here. ... The Scottish Mens National League is the top mens basketball league in Scotland, and forms the second tier of British basketball (in cohesion with the English Basketball League) after the professional setup of the BBL, where Scotland has just one representative in the Scottish Rocks. ... The ULEB Cup is a second-caliber professional basketball league with teams from Europeean federation associated to ULEB (Basketball European Leagues Union), that havent qualified to Euroleague. ... // ClanBase often abbreviated to CB by gamers is the largest electronic sports league in the world and one of the oldest online gaming leagues in the world. ... The NLB League, also called the Adriatic League (previously Goodyear Adriatic League), is a top-level basketball league that features teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia, all of which are former republics of SFR Yugoslavia. ... Baltic Basketball League (BBL) was founded in year 2005. ... FIBA Asia subzones FIBA Asia is a zone within the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) which contains all 44 Asian FIBA federations. ... The FIBA Asia Champions Cup is the Asian club championship for basketball organized by FIBA Asia. ... The Korean Basketball League or KBL is the professional basketball league of South Korea. ... FIBA Oceania is a zone within the FIBA association which contains all 21 national Oceania FIBA federations. ... FIBA Africa is a zone within the FIBA association which contains all 53 national African FIBA federations, it was founded in 1961. ... The La FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup is the highest caliber mens basketball competition for clubs, organized by the FIBA Africa and played by the champions of the leagues of the African countries. ...

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NBA Development League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
In March 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern announced a plan to expand the D-League to fifteen teams and develop it into a true minor league farm system, with two NBA teams sharing each D-League team.
The league began play as the NBDL in the 2001-2002 season; the original eight franchises were all located in the southeastern United States (specifically in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia).
Two months later, the league announced that four teams from the Continental Basketball Association were joining the league: the Dakota Wizards, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, and a team originally slated for CBA expansion, the Colorado 14ers[[1]][[2]]
National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2278 words)
Following the recent changes to the National Hockey League's scheduling format, the NBA is now the only major league in which all the teams play each other during the regular season, and where a season ticket holder can see every team in the league come to town in any one season.
In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1954, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the Knickerbockers, Celtics, Warriors, Lakers, Royals/Kings, Pistons, Hawks, and Nationals/76ers).
Through this period, the NBA continued to strengthen with the shift of the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, and the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia, as well as the addition of its first expansion franchises.
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