THis much I know. When the ABA-CBA thing was being worked out Joe had the CBA basically agree or sign a non-compete thing that (lawyer and co-founder) Dick Tinkham drew up. Basically the CBA won't poach all of Joes' teams.
"If games are missed, it hurts no one" ...... ABA CEO Joe Newman 2/9/09
Due to numerous threats of legal action from certain people.......all of the above is my opinion only and it should be noted that I have never invested in the ABA. It is simply one mans opinion.
For reasons that have yet to be explained, the 'Boats are now the Texas Fuel. There is a note about it in the Power Poll Joke thread.
I suppose when Mireles jumped ship he took the team name with him?
And we believe it is better to have critics and people who care than not to have interest at all. Joe Newman 6/30/05
I never said the ABA had the greatest numbers regarding retention of teams. OldSchoolBaller (neither did we )
The ABA has tarnished minor league professional basketball throughout this country Ed Krinsky 2/15/06
We are now making some adjustments to our schedule - Joe Newman 10/9/08 in perpetuity