By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Rockers Set To Rejoin ABA in 2008-09
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Basketball Association has announced that the Cleveland Rockers are set to begin play in December in an exciting renovated arena created especially to suit the Rockers with a brand new wood floor, corporate suits and a team office suite.
According to Joe Newman, ABA CEO, “We are extremely pleased that after eight months of effort, Pierre Hall and his organization were able to put this together; the Rockers will be a great addition to the league.”
The team is owned by Elite Sports & Entertainment group headed by Pierre Hall, the President and GM. Pierre has a strong background in both sales and marketing and is the perfect combination of sports professional and business man.
He has previously been GM for three ABA teams and has been a part of the ABA for over four years. He currently represents several professional basketball players, is a Pro-Trainer and also owns and is developing a chain of training schools throughout the country called Americas Proprepping Athletic Schools (www.propreppers.com).
“It is very exciting for us to have this wonderful new facility and to be part of the fast-growing ABA,” added Hall. “There’s no doubt that this is a league on the move and we are proud to be a part of it.”
“We have tryouts scheduled, a dance team and mascot tryouts scheduled and have our ticket sales, sponsorship sales and intern program in full swing. We will be ready and strong.”