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A Rage in Jackson: New ownership for WBA team

March 8, 2005 - World Basketball Association (WBA) News Release


(Atlanta, GA) Effective March 7, 2005, the World Basketball Association (WBA) announces the release of Michael Yant, as owner of the Jackson Rage. “We were sorely disappointed about the nature of the termination but have to protect the integrity of the league and its associates,” stated league president, Leroy McMath. “We look forward to a great sophomore year in Jackson working with future owners who support our mission.”

The WBA is already making strides to reorganize the Jackson franchise to implement it’s strategic plan for 2005-2006. The addition of an owner’s committee to assist with policies and procedures will decrease the nature of such terminations in the future.

McMath adds, “We are working hard to provide a strong support system in order to give the league, its owners, and the community additional resources to build the organization.” With the addition of Mike “The Stinger” Glen as commissioner and an expanded team roster of 12 from last year’s seven (7), the WBA is on its way to being a powerful force in preparing athletes for possible entrance into the NBA or other basketball leagues including the ABA, CBA or international play.

The purpose of the WBA is to serve as a training ground to develop professional players, coaches, and personnel on and off the court. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, career development, community involvement, and education.

For an interview with league president, Leroy McMath or commissioner, Mike Glenn, contact Carletta S. Hurt at 404-964-3732.

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