IBL Announces Expansion Team in Vancouver British ColumbiaSeptember 6, 2007 - International Basketball League (IBL)
"Vancouver has gone long enough without professional basketball since the loss of the Grizzlies and during that same time period there has been a dramatic increase in participation in youth, high school, college and university basketball" said Mara, "The IBL will be a natural extension of the basketball growth British Columbia has experienced over the past five years."
Mara believes the people of Vancouver will embrace the IBL and its up-tempo style that it is known for-"[The IBL] was a natural choice for the great entertainment value for fans that the game's quick paced action produces."
The yet-to-be-named Vancouver team will not participate in the upcoming 2008 season but will instead focus on building a strong community base before launching full-time in 2009. Information regarding team name, venue and player roster will be announced at a later date.
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