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Encyclopedia > Yakama Sun Kings
Yakama Sun Kings
Image:Cbayak.gif
Founded 1990)
Arena Yakima SunDome
Team History Kansas City Sizzlers
(1985-1986)
Topeka Sizzlers
(1986-1990)
Yakima Sun Kings (1990-2005)
Yakama Sun Kings (2005-present)
Team Colors Blue, Gold and White
Championships 4 (1995, 2000, 2003, 2006)
Division Titles 1 (1995)
Head Coach Paul Woolpert
Mascot Rebound

The Yakama Sun Kings are a Continental Basketball Association franchise located in Yakima, Washington, covering the Central Washington sports market of Yakima, Tri-Cities, and Ellensburg. The Sun Kings play at the Yakima SunDome. Image File history File links Cbayak. ... This article is about the year. ... The Yakima SunDome is a 6,195 seat multi-purpose arena in Yakima, Washington. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... City seal Yakima (IPA: ) is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan of 229,094. ... The Tri-Cities in the state of Washington are Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... The Yakima SunDome is a 6,195 seat multi-purpose arena in Yakima, Washington. ...


Originally located in Kansas City, Mo., and then Topeka, Kan., the franchise moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1990 and was renamed the Yakima Sun Kings. The Sun Kings have been fairly successful historically, given the inconsistent nature minor-league basketball; they won the 1994-95, 1999-2000, and 2002-03 CBA championships. The Sun Kings had an disapointing 2003-2004 season when they posted a 10-38 record. They were also 0-9 against the CBA Champion Dakota Wizards. The Dakota Wizards are a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). ...


In June 2005, the team was purchased by the Yakama Indian Nation, and were renamed the Yakama Sun Kings to honor the Nation.


Ronny Turiaf, a 2005 draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, played nine games for the Sun Kings in the 2005-06 season, less than six months after undergoing open-heart surgery which caused the Lakers to void his contract. He averaged 13.0 in nine games with the team before re-signing with the Lakers in January 2006.[1] The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


The Sun Kings won their fourth CBA Championship with a 111-101 victory in Game 3 of a best-of-3 finals series against the Gary Steelheads on March 27, 2006. [2]
The Gary Steelheads are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Continental Basketball Association (current alignment)
E A S T Albany Patroons Gary Steelheads Michigan Mayhem Rockford Lightning
W E S T Dakota Wizards Idaho Stampede Sioux Falls Skyforce Yakama Sun Kings

The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). ... The Gary Steelheads are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Michigan Mayhem is a minor league professional basketball team based in Muskegon, Michigan that competes in the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Rockford Lightning are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Dakota Wizards are a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). ... The Idaho Stampede are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association. ...

References

  1. ^  ESPN.com, "Lakers sign F Turiaf" accessed February 1, 2005
  1. ^  Yakima Herald-Republic, "Sun Kings win CBA Title]

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External link

  • Yakama Sun Kings official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
InsideHoops.com - CBA Basketball (5416 words)
The Yakama Sun Kings led the league with an average attendance of 3,824.
Yakama rebounded from a 45-36 halftime deficit by putting together a 22-2 run in the third quarter, outscoring the Steelheads 34-9 in the period.
Yakama is second with a 27-17 record and 3.93 QP average, while Idaho is third (22-20, 3.70 QP avg.) and Dakota is fourth (17-25, 3.07 QP avg.).
Yakama Sun Kings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
Originally known as the Yakima Sun Kings, the team joined the CBA in the 1990-91 season, when the franchise moved from Topeka, Kansas.
The Sun Kings have been fairly successful historically, given the inconsistent nature of being a development league franchise; they won the 1994-95, 1999-2000, and 2002-03 CBA championship titles.
In June 2005, the team was purchased by the Yakama Indian Nation, and were renamed the Yakama Sun Kings to honor the tribe's heritage.
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