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  American Basketball League 1925-55 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Where the National Basketball League was made up of smaller town teams, generally sponsored by industrial firms, the ABL was much more ethnic and big city.
The ABL for many years was the top pro basketball league in the United States of America, but the teams were generally run by promoters with little or no money.
Hence the Basketball Association of America was formed and the Cleveland Rosenblums became the Cleveland Rebels; the Boston Whirlwinds became the Boston Celtics, and the original Celtics were supplanted by the New York Knickerbockers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Basketball_League_1925-55   (363 words)

 American Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original ABA was founded in 1967, competing with the more established, rival National Basketball Association until reaching an agreement of merger in 1976.
A new American Basketball Association was formed in the late 1999 and began play in 2000.
The expansion has had chaotic results, with many teams failing to meet its financial obligations and folding during the course of the season, others being forced to cancel games and curtail their schedules, and the playoff format being revised several times because teams that qualified were failing to appear for games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Basketball_Association   (602 words)

 National Basketball Association - History - ABA - NBL
The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949.
The ABA was a league that was a rival to the NBA from 1967 to 1976.
Basketball is invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts (Dec 21).
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 American Basketball League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Basketball League is a name which has been used by three defunct basketball leagues in the United States:
American Basketball League 1925-55, the first true professional basketball league
American Basketball League 1961-63, a league that only played a single full season
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Basketball_League   (125 words)

 ABL is the essence of sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So six years later when USA Basketball announced the formation of a women's Dream Team for the Olympics and later the American Basketball League was formed, I was practically delirious with joy.
This Xplosion, however, wasn't the ABL's Colorado franchise; it was a girls junior team from Los Gatos that plays in a league where the eight teams have adopted ABL nicknames.
While the ABL was the inspiration and creation of the players themselves, the WNBA is the NBA's attempt to secure a toehold in what they see as an area holding potential for future profits.
home.pacbell.net /card91/clips/csabl.htm   (1535 words)

 Golden State Warriors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Philadelphia Warriors were a charter member of the Basketball Association of America, winning the championship in the league's inaugural 1946-1947 season by defeating the Chicago Stags, four games to one.
(The BAA became the National Basketball Association in 1949.) The team was founded by Eddie Gottlieb, the long-time promoter of the Philadelphia Sphas, one of the mainstays of the original American Basketball League.
Barry was named NBA Rookie of the Year in his first season, then led the Warriors to the NBA finals in the 1966-1967 season, where the team lost (four games to two) to the team that replaced the Warriors in the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia 76ers.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Golden_State_Warriors   (1117 words)

As ABL media guides state, "the American Basketball League (ABL) was created to establish the world's premier women's basketball league and give America's best players the opportunity to play professionally in their own country." For years American players were forced to go overseas after college if they wanted to play professional basketball.
After the ABL's first season, the majority of top college players opted for the ABL rather than the WNBA, but a year later the pattern was reversed, with the WNBA's superior television coverage and endorsement opportunities having an impact.
While the league's side of the story was that the players had made new demands, the union told it differently.
www.zmag.org /ZMag/articles/basketball.htm   (2899 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Basketball / She has her priorities in order
Taj McWilliams-Franklin, a center for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, was not one of those kids who started playing basketball when she was 6, or played on an AAU team every year during high school.
So basketball was never the only priority for McWilliams-Franklin, who is married to Reggie Franklin and has two daughters, 16 years old and 20 months old.
She played with teams in Europe, and was drafted by the now-defunct American Basketball League.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2004/09/25/she_has_her_priorities_in_order   (691 words)

 American Basketball League: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about American Basketball League
The American Basketball League played one full season 1961-1962 and part of 1962-1963.
The league actually folded on December 31, 1962.
The ABL was the first basketball league to have a three point shoot,for baskets scored far away from the goal.
www.encyclopedian.com /am/American-Basketball-League.html   (95 words)

 Steve Dimitry's Early ABL Web Site
Before the ABL was formed, the Original Celtics were the perennial champs of professional basketball.
The professional basketball champions were generally recognized as the ABL champion from 1925-1931.
The Eastern League along with the Metropolitan Basketball League were the forerunners of the American Basketball League.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Arena/6925/abl1.html   (658 words)

 American Basketball League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ABL was the first basketball league to have a three point shot, for baskets scored far away from the goal.
The league was formed when basketball mogul Abe Saperstein did not get the Los Angeles NBA franchise he felt he had been promised in return for his years of supporting the NBA with doubleheader games featuring his Harlem Globetrotters.
Just like that, the league that pioneered the three point shot and the wider foul line (both eventually adopted by the rest of the basketball world) was gone.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/american_basketball_league   (720 words)

Basketball is a sport that is a played on an indoor or outdoor court by two teams of five players.
Basketball is played on an amateur level by mainly high schools and colleges, and on a professional level by athletes belonging to organizations like the National Basketball Association.
Basketball: Story on what the players think of the newly implemented NBA dress code that goes into effect Nov. 1.
www.buzzle.com /chapters/sports-and-recreation_basketball.asp   (594 words)

 IN 1999 when the majority of basketball teams and players in a Filipino-
But because of their love and passion for the sport of basketball, majority of these players approached Tess and Benjie Santos who have the same love and interests in the sport of basketball.
This league became the combination of the other Filipino-American Basketball League and the new league under the leadership of the Philippine News staff.
PASA continues to provide training in the sport of basketball in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and fair play with an equal opportunity for growth of individual skills, team play and the true enjoyment of playing basketball.
subscription.philippinefiesta.net /old/PASAHISTORYBYREYRODRIGUEZ2-23-04.htm   (736 words)

 Henry "Dutch" Dehnert Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Celtics joined the American Basketball League in 1926, and with Dehnert's deft execution of the pivot play, they captured two consecutive championships in 1927 and 1928.
Republication or redistribution of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
www.hoophall.com /halloffamers/Dehnert.htm   (239 words)

 Latin American Basketball League, Inc.
He opted for a semi-pro situation in the Philippines and played in California the next year, but realized that playing basketball was not his ticket to the pros.
The result was the non-profit Latin American Basketball League of L.A., of which he serves as league administrator and supervisor of officials.
Even with all of his success, the unfulfilled dream of pro basketball was still alive when Cabrera’s phone rang in 2000.
www.labl-la.org /refereearticle.html   (422 words)

 WomensBasketballOnline: Women's Basketball Timeline: 1990's
Pat Summitt is the first woman to receive the John Bunn Award, the most prestigious honor given by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sanya Tyler, women's basketball coach at Howard University for 11 years, charges the University with discrimination, claiming she was denied the job of athletic director and was being paid less than the men's basketball coach, despite her team's superior record.
December 8: Debbie Black of the ABL's Colorado Xplosion achieves one of basketball's rarest feats a qaudruple-double, with 10 points, 12 assists, 10 steals and 14 rebounds.
womensbasketballonline.com /history/timeline1990s.html   (1159 words)

 American Basketball League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The original American Basketball League existed from 1925 to 1955
An American Basketball League played one full season in 1961-62, and part of the 1962-63 season
The American Basketball League was a professional women's basketball league
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/a/am/american_basketball_league.html   (105 words)

 1998/1999 American Basketball League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Riding on the coattails of the gold-medal-winning performance of the U.S. Women's Basketball team in the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta and the rising popularity of NCAA Women's Basketball, the ABL was born in the Summer of 1996 after a year and a half of planning.
While attendance was on the rise in the league's second season, it was becoming clear that there wasn't enough room for two women's basketball leagues of the same magnitude.
The ABL hoped to find prosperity in its third season as the premier professional basketball league in action during the NBA lockout.
www.titans101.com /abl.htm   (356 words)

 AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE NOTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
*ABL's Richmond Rage relocates to Philadelphia* ----------------------------------------------- The American Basketball League announced today that the Richmond Rage will relocate to Philadelphia in time for the 1997-98 season.
The Rage, which lost to the Columbus Quest in the inaugural ABL Finals last season, becomes the first team in the women's professional league to change locations.
ABL co-founder and chief executive officer Gary Cavalli said that Philadelphia was an expansion target for the league.
www.canoe.ca /StatsGEN/BC-GEN-LGNS-RAGEPHILLY-R.html   (166 words)

A tribute to the toughest little man the league has ever seen, including photos and video of his top 10 plays.
The league’s premier international basketball and community relations outreach program wrapped up in South Africa on September 12.
Vlade and Peja's camp in Sacramento is just one of the many ways NBA Players have been giving back to the community this summer.
www.nba.com   (509 words)

 Nogawa and Suttie (1984) A Japanese-American Basketball League and the assimilation of its members into mainstream of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This study investigated the effects of participation in a Japanese-American youth basketball league on the assimilation of its members into the dominant American culture.
Participation in the ethnic basketball league did not appear to promote overall assimilation into the mainstream of American life.
Determines whether participation in an ethnic basketball league in Japanese-American communities affects the assimilation of its members into the American culture.
www.getcited.org /pub/103335402   (210 words)

 Jet: American Basketball League Folds Midway Through Third Season - women's basketball league files for bankruptcy - ...
The American Basketball League (ABL), one of two professional women's basketball leagues, recently announced that it was folding and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, effective immediately.
The league began its third season early November with two new franchises, including the Chicago Condors, which featured a Black head coach, former Bulls assistant Jim Cleamons, and a Black general manager, Allison Hodges.
The ABL had neither the financial stability nor the exposure of its rival league, the WNBA.
www.findarticles.com /cf_dls/m1355/7_95/54724703/p1/article.jhtml   (291 words)

 Latin American Basketball League, Inc.
Founded in 1975 by Rico Cabrera, Sr., the league was the first of its kind.
With Cabrera's vision to further the sport of basketball in East Los Angeles, the Latin American Basketball league was the first organized basketball league to be held at the region’s sports epicenter, the Hollenbeck Youth Center, 2015 e.
Now in its 27th year, and having had over 2,000 participants, the Latin American Basketball League is one of the most respected leagues in the nation.
www.labl-la.org   (236 words)

 Metroactive News & Issues | American Basketball League
Few people in the ABL seem to be holding their breath for a downpour of cash from the investigation.
With one less women's basketball league to choose from, many former ABL players have either flown overseas to play ball or set their sights on the WNBA.
The group, she joked, had expected a speech from a basketball coach and instead they were getting one from a woman who was unemployed.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/01.21.99/basketball-9903.html   (1384 words)

 Breakin' The Glass: The American Basketball League - NET OnLine - Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Breakin the Glass is a documentary on the inception, existence, and unfortunate collapse of the women's American Basketball League.
The second and still existing league, the WNBA, formed after the ABL, was created by the NBA and featured a summer only playing season, an average salary of $25,000 at its inception, and health benefits only during playing season.
As a result of the competition that arose from having two leagues, on financed by the NBA, the other by private backers, the ABL was unable to obtain the financial backing and media exposure to continue, and hence filed for bankruptcy in 1999.
net.unl.edu /sportsFeat/breakintheglass.html   (223 words)

 SC African-American History Online
Doby's batting average,.415, and home runs, with 14, were at the top of the league in his final season.
Doby became director of community relations for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association in 1977 and was offered a position with the Major League Baseball Properties in 1979 where he remains to this day, handling the licensing of former players and advising Gene Budig, the American League president.
He is an American hero." Lewis was the dinner chairman for a $500-a-plate sports memorabilia dinner and auction benefiting Project Pride, a Newark college preparatory and scholarship organization that Doby, a volunteer board member, has served with for more than nine years.
www.scafam-hist.org /currenthonoree.asp?month=10&year=1997   (761 words)

 American Basketball League History
league was the list of players banned by the NBA for perceived transgressions while in college.
League (the forerunner of the Continental Basketball Association) and AAU teams.
Some of the league's offseason losses were substantial.
members.aol.com /apbrhoops/abahist.html   (1021 words)

 The Best Gifts for Women's Basketball Fans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I am a HUGE women's basketball fan, as anybody who reads my column regularly knows, and love anything pertaining to the American Basketball League (Seattle Reign in Particular) or any of its players.
Playing in a New League is about the beginning of the American Basketball League, each chapter featuring one or more key people in the startup of the ABL.
There are many more books on women's basketball, ABL, college, WNBA and even some on coaching women's basketball to be found here.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/womens_basketball/13403   (546 words)

 Encyclopedia: American Basketball League
There have been three basketball leagues under this name in the United States:
The American Basketball League was a professional women's basketball league from 1996 to 1998
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/American-Basketball-League   (166 words)

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