The Florida basketball Association (FBA) has added Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the list of expansion locations for the upcoming 2019 season. The team, known as the Fort Lauderdale Herd, will be owned by Necho Carroll, a former FBA player for both the Palm Beach Knight and Jacksonville Royals.
Following suit with the rest of the FBA, the mission of the Herd is to bring a professional sports team to the Broward County while also driving positive, community change to the area through the game of basketball.
“We like the entrepreneurship opportunities that our league has provided over the years,” said FBA CEO Mark King. “It’s such an honor and privilege to invest into former players and empower them to become future business leaders in their respective communities.”
The Herd will be coached by Iving Pierlus, who brings over 10 years of organized basketball coaching and training. The team will utilize both the Betty T. Ferguson Sports Complex and the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center as a venue for their inaugural season.
“We are excited to bring something like this to the Broward community,” said Carroll. “We want to follow the examples that have been set before us by other FBA teams and make a significant impact in our community both on and off the court .”
Fans can get their first look at the Herd on Saturday, May 4th as they host the 2018 FBA Defending Champion Palm Beach Knights. The game will be held at the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center. Tip off is 3:00pm.
The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.