Halifax Rainmen Exit Premier Basketball LeagueApril 18, 2011 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) - Halifax Rainmen
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."
Premier Basketball League Stories from April 18, 2011
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