Originally Posted by Elkhart_Fan
I don't know about Gary (aka a train-wreck of a team)
Well, I have only one problem with what you said, the team was great, they shouldn't be blaimed. The ownership completely left the team and the east hanging. They completely destroyed the credibility of basketball in Gary this season. The team was fantastic though.
As ken has pointed out in another thread. The city mayor has given his blessing for basketball in Gary next year and with how f'd up politics are in Gary that pretty much means the city will attempt to fund a team if it has to. It has funded the team for years under the table anyway.
It is really quite sad. The Genesis Center is a great place to watch basketball. The team even gets pretty incredible support when you take into account the complete ineptitude of the ownership. Zero promotion, and when you are competing with a well promoted baseball team you need to promote at least remotely. Basketball could actually do pretty well in Gary with better ownership. I mean as it is, this past season they averaged a better attendance then most minor league basketball teams.