Rockers Set To Rejoin ABA in 2008-09

By ABA Media Relations
Updated: August 4, 2008

ABAINDIANAPOLIS — 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 (

“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.”

NOTE: For more information about the Cleveland Rockers, e-mail Pierre Hall at or visit