October 28, 2004 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Detroit Panthers
Detroit, MI. Byron "Skip" Willis, GM of the ABA Motown Jammers professional basketball team today announced that Eric Watson and Bill Jones have been named Head Coach and Assistant Coach respectively.
Watson, who grew up in Detroit, was a three-year starter and first team All-City point guard at Cass Tech High School. He also played collegiate ball at Weber State University and Eastern Michigan University. Watson was an assistant coach for Skip Willis at both Highland Park Community College in Detroit and the ABA's Detroit Dogs. He is now embarking on his first season as head coach and is looking forward to the start of the season next month.
Jones, also from Detroit, was a four-year starter at the University of Iowa under legendary coaches George Raveling and Tom Davis. He then played professionally for the New Jersey Nets, coached by NBA Hall of Famer, Willis Reed. Jones also played professionally in Europe for nine years.
"Both Eric and Bill have winning backgrounds and extensive knowledge about the game. We are confident in their leadership abilities as we enter our first season in the ABA," said Willis.
For more information about the Motown Jammers, email Matt Ulanoff, Director of Media
Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248 514 3918 or visit www.abalive.com.
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