FBA ADDS BRADENTON GYMRATZ FOR 2017

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has announced the addition of the Bradenton Gym Ratz for the upcoming 2017 season.

The GymRatz, formerly of the North American Basketball League (NABL), are owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Daryl and Tammy Johnson. The team plays their home games at The Center of Anna Maria Island.

“We’re excited about adding another Bay area team to the FBA,” said Commissioner Greg Kite. “Our visions are like-minded, and with additional interests in the region, this is a perfect fit for all parties involved.”

The GymRatz, whose closest opponent in the NABL was 6 hours away, welcome the transition to the Florida-based FBA, where their farthest opponent is less than a 4 hour commute by vehicle.

“I’m ecstatic to join a league with a successful history,” said Daryl Johnson. “Our move to the FBA is the culmination of months of conversations with FBA CEO Mark King. I believe in the leadership of the FBA, and we look forward to competing in the upcoming 2017 season.”

The GymRatz were on hand with other FBA team owners examining talent at the latest National Basketball League of Canada combine that took place in Orlando, FL on August 21st. The newly revamped website will relaunch in the coming weeks, after transitions are made to make them a fully branded FBA team. Until then, the team can be reached on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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.

TAMPA BAY REBELS WITHDRAW FROM THE FBA

(Orlando, FL) – Effective October 6, 2014, the Tampa Bay Rebels, a founding member team of the Florid Basketball Association (FBA), has announced their departure from the league.

In a statement announcing the decision, Rebels’ Owner and Head Coach Fernando Rojas cited an inability to properly operate the team going forward.

Rojas explained, “Making this decision has been an extremely difficult process. Changes in my company will not allow me to invest the time needed to properly train and manage the team.”

The Rebels enjoyed much success in the FBA, playing in the championship game for each of their 3 years of competition. They won the first ever FBA championship in 2010.

“While our vision is to be a league with longstanding teams, it is more important that we have team leaders who are confident in their ability to perform at a high level,” said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. “We applaud the Rebels for making this tough decision, and wish him and his staff the very best in their future endeavors.”

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 career in professional basketball.

FBA TEAMS ANNOUNCED; 2014 SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Regular Season Schedule.

The league will return all four of their inaugural FBA teams and include a new, yet to be named Miami-based expansion team.

The FBA season will kick off Saturday, May 10th, with a 2013 championship rematch between the defending champion Heartland Prowl and the 2012 Champion Tampa Bay Rebels in Lake Wales, Florida. The Florida Flight will also take an east coast swing to Palm Beach and Miami for a doubleheader weekend.

The season will again be comprised of 12 regular season games for each team. It will also include an FBA All-Star Game to be played at the end of the season. In addition to the All-Star Game, festivities will include a 3-point shootout and a slam-dunk contest.

“We’re excited to show growth as we enter our 3rd season with the addition of a team in Miami,” said FBA Commissioner Greg Kite. “The FBA brand is being built on the quality, not quantity of teams in our league. Our steady, deliberate progression confirms our commitment to that vision.”

The regular season ends on Sunday, July 27, with the playoffs beginning the following weekend.

For a complete schedule, please visit www.thefba.com.

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.