By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
ABA To Return To Charlotte in 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Basketball Association has announced that the league will return to Charlotte, N.C. in 2009 with the addition of a new team to be owned and operated by Nitram Enterprises, a multifunctional corporation headed by CEO Jawane Martin, President Donell Carter and Vice-President Michele Pierre.
According to Joe Newman, ABA CEO, “We are very confident that a well-run organization can do very well in great North Carolina basketball country. Afterall, I just read an article — “Tickets Too Much for You? As teams continue to cater more to the corporate ticket buyer, the average family of four can’t really afford to go to games anymore.”
“NBA ticket prices have increased to an average of $47.20 per ticket. The ABA brand of exciting professional basketball at affordable prices, especially in these economic times, should be very welcome in Charlotte. And we think that Jawane, Donnel and Michele are the right people for the job.”
Nitram Enterprises has three separate entities, one of which is Nitram Sports, which will own the ABA team. Another is Martin Music, a record label located in Rock Hill, S.C. and the third is The M.P.C. Corp which is a credit counseling business.
The company also plans to expand into sports and entertainment management, TV & movie production, radio and fashion. The organization is developing a not-for-profit organization as well as a teen program, A.N.O.I.N.T.E.D, which provides counseling, encouragement and entrepreneurial programs and sports programs for kids.
CEO Jawane Martin is an aspiring music artist, executive and producer; President Donell Carter is a sporets agent and manager and played seven years of semi-pro football, and Vice-President Michele Pierre is a sports enthusiast and has a strong background in marketing and sales.
“We each have our very strong points — promotion, sports, business,” said Ms. Pierre. “Working together, we know that we can make this one of the best organizations in the ABA. And we have enough time to do it right. We are thrilled to be part of the league. You’ll be hearing a lot about us.”
NOTE: For more information, e-mail michelepierre@ nitramenterprise.comor call 980-230-2272.