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HALIFAX RAINMEN EXIT PREMIER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
On Monday night, Halifax Rainmen joined the Saint John Mill Rats in
exiting the Premier Basketball League (PBL), effective immediately.
The decision to withdraw from the league was made upon the Rochester
RazorSharks being crowned as PBL champions over the Lawton Fort-Sill
Cavalry. The Rochester RazorSharks are owned by Dr. Severko Hrywnak, who
is also the owner of the PBL.
“After watching the final playoff series and analyzing the
statistics, I have decided to withdraw the Halifax Rainmen from the
Premier Basketball League,” said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO,
Andre Levingston. “I am appalled by the officiating that took place
during the playoffs, and am ashamed of the PBL’s operations this
season. I want nothing but the best for our city, our fans, our
sponsors, and our players, and I can say with confidence that the best
is no longer found in the PBL.”
Mr. Levingston says that he does not and will not recognize the
Rochester RazorSharks as this season’s champions, and that the Lawton
Fort-Sill Cavalry are most deserving of the title.
Over the next few weeks, Mr. Levingston will continue to examine his
2011-12 league options, but is adamant that there will be professional
basketball in the city of Halifax next season.
“We are very optimistic and excited about the options we are
currently weighing,” he said. “Our organization will always remain
committed to providing Halifax with the most professional sporting and
entertainment experience minor league basketball has to offer.”