August 23, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA)
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that the professional basketball league has added Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to its roster of teams for the 2007 season. According to Joe Newman, ABA CEO, "We are very pleased and excited to be in Halifax. The city, the entire province in fact, loves basketball and will enjoy the excitement of ABA basketball and entertainment at affordable prices. Our Northeast Division teams are excited about visiting there and also are pleased to add another great Canadian market to the ABA."
The team will be owned by Andre Levingston, a person who's love of basketball began early in the streets of Detroit, Michigan. After finishing a successful high school career, he attended college and played four years of Division I basketball while earning his teaching degree. Although he loved teaching and coaching children, Andre's entrepreneurial side encouraged him to explore various business opportunities. They led to ownership of several successful companies including a limousine service, an auto detailing shop, restaurant, a media-marketing company and finally achieving his dream - owning an ABA team. "This is a great opportunity to use both my business skills in marketing, community relations, press relations with my love of basketball," said Levingston. "The ABA business model is wonderful as it incorporates the entire community and focuses where the focus should be - on youth, on families and on affordability, while producing exciting, fast-paced professional basketball and entertainment. I know Halifax well. This will be great and I can't wait to get started." For more information, telephone 416 899 9921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.abalive.com. More announcements will be forthcoming.
Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.