Yes, I read it. Hard to issue a press release about it without addressing the questions of why it happened. YMMV.
You can keep the public informed without making your league look full of drama, disorganized, or worse a joke. The D-League does a fine job of keeping the public informed without dirty laundry press releases. The PBL needs to ask itself... would the D-League put out a release with this stuff in it. If not.. don't freakin do it.
Honesty, I don't think that's the case. Rochester was 1-0 against PR with the win coming in Rochester (the second game was to be this weekend). They were 1-1 against Halifax and thay are 0-1 against Vermont with another game against Vermont in Barre next Thursday.
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STOP! The press release should have stopped right here. The release went downhill from there because the rest of the content was not newsworthy. Who cares if a Capitanes' player threw the ball at the ref and the ref was quick enough to move, but a kid sitting in the front row wasn't as nimble?!? Stuff like this and the rest of this news release is great fodder for message boards...only.PBL EXPELS CAPITANES FROM LEAGUE
03/30/2010 12:00 PM
Based on failure to adhere to league rules, threats by the team of not showing up for road games, and a direct lack of communication with the league office and its fellow teams, the Puerto Rico Capitanes have been dismissed from the Premier Basketball League. The Capitanes, who amassed a 14-3 record in the PBL, currently also participate as the Capitanes de Arecibo in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (“BSN” , a professional basketball league in Puerto Rico.
“This is not a decision that was lightly made,” said Tom Doyle, President of the Premier Basketball League. “We gave the Capitanes every chance to make things right, but their refusal to even adhere to the most important tenets of our league, regrettably left us with no choice.”
Although the Capitanes were a tough opponent on the court, there were several off-court incidents involving travel and arrival to road games that also exacerbated relations between the PBL and the Capitanes...
The following is the Washington Wizards' initial press release on the Gilbert Arenas locker room gun incident. Notice how professionals, an NBA team in this case, handle a serious situation:
Notice the difference? The PBL release read more like a USBA rant...but even the USBA knows to save it for the message boards.The Wizards supported Stern’s decision in a press release.
“We fully endorse the decision of the NBA to indefinitely suspend Gilbert Arenas. Strictly legal issues aside, Gilbert’s recent behavior and statements, including his actions and statements last night in Philadelphia, are unacceptable. Some of our other players appeared to find Gilbert’s behavior in Philadelphia amusing. This is also unacceptable. Under Abe Pollin’s leadership, our organization never tolerated such behavior, and we have no intention of ever doing so.”
I second this comment.