Geez, and here I thought that the Packers would be the only big sports news coming out of Wisconsin this week...ABA TO EXPAND TO MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN NEXT SEASON
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) http://www.abalive.com today announced that it would expand to Milwaukee, WI next season with the addition of the Milwaukee Blast. "At last, we're in Wisconsin," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "We have wanted to expand there for several years and have been looking for just the right owner - and we found him in Elzie Flenard III. This will be one great team and it will fit beautifully into our North Central Division."
The Milwaukee Blast team will be owned by Elzie Flenard III, President/CEO of Flenard Enterprizes, LLC. Elzie has a business background stemming from the music industry and was the founder of Flenard Music in 2005. "Even as a little boy I've always wanted to own a professional basketball team," stated Flenard. "This transition into sports entertainment will be a perfect fit for our company. I believe that Milwaukee is the perfect market for the ABA. This is a part of the country that is home to avid sports fans that support their teams. We are looking forward to bringing the Milwaukee Blast to Milwaukee County.
Flenard was born in Chicago and raised in Southern Illinois. A job opportunity in Milwaukee brought his family and him to the Southeast Wisconsin area. "My wife Victoria and daughter Nia love Milwaukee and we are very excited about bringing fan friendly, exciting and affordable professional basketball to the area."
For more information, email [email protected] or call 414 671 9446 or visit http://www.abalive.com or http://www.blastbasketball.com.
...And one less state that Joe's ABA hasn't tarnished...
...and one more owner with a "music background" -- (aka) ABA Idol 2012 can't be far off.