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Sioux Falls Skyforce will host King Showcase in January

Postby Uffda » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:53 pm

In its inaugural NBA Development League season, the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been awarded the opportunity to host the third annual NBA Development League Martin Luther King, Jr. Showcase.

The event will be held at the Arena on Jan. 15-17.

Conceived prior to the 2004-05 season, the Showcase provides exposure for D-League players and coaches to NBA general managers, player personnel executives and scouts on three consecutive days at one location.


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Postby eomaha » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:18 pm

I miss the Racers.

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Postby the1wags » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:38 pm

Yeah, how Sioux Falls has an NBA D-League team and we don't, I'll never know. :?

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Postby eomaha » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:59 am

Although let's face it... Omaha wouldn't support such a team, any more than it would the Knights.

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Postby Uffda » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:37 am

Sioux Falls has supported the SkyForce strongly through the years (starting 1989) even when Isiah Thomas more or less took the CBA into the toilet. The upcoming season is their first in the NBDL. They have had a strong local owner(s) for the past 13 years.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:57 am

jhuston wrote:I miss the Racers.


And believe me, so does Steve Idelman..

(As do I)..

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Postby Uffda » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:15 am

D-League players have to go to class

NBA affiliate makes players attend education sessions on topics such as career planning
By Terry Vandrovec
tvandrovec@argusleader.com
Published: January 16, 2007

Basketball is its business, so while the NBA D-League is selling dreams, it's also offering insurance.

When it was founded six years ago, the league formed a player development program designed to assist players on and off the court. It's since been incorporated into the Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase, an exposure-fest that's being held this week in Sioux Falls.

Each of the 12 assembled teams will play two games and attend one educational session featuring retired player turned motivational speaker Walter Bond and a panel of NBA scouts.


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Postby Uffda » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:08 am

Well North Dakota, South Dakota and now Iowa will have teams

The NBA Development League (D-League) has awarded an expansion team to Des Moines, Iowa for the 2007-08 season, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced today. The team will play at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Expansion teams in Orem, Utah and the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have already been announced, boosting the number of teams to 15 for the 2007-08 season.

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Sioux Falls Skyforce claim first D-League crown

Postby Uffda » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:16 am

The championship is the Skyforce’s first as a member of the D-League, and third overall after winning titles in the now-defunct CBA in 1996 and 2005.

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Re: Sioux Falls Skyforce claim first D-League crown

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:10 pm

Uffda wrote:The championship is the Skyforce’s first as a member of the D-League, and third overall after winning titles in the now-defunct CBA in 1996 and 2005.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/sports ... /83605390/


Congrats to the Skyforce! I always thought that was a cool name for a team..

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