ABA Awards Outstanding People
April 11, 2010 - American Basketball Association (ABA) News Release
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com today named its Outstanding People Awards for the 2009-2010 season. "This was a great year," said Joe Newman, ABA CEO. "So many people contributed to this being a very successful season. When we looked at overall performance, it is little wonder that many of the awards went to the SETX Mavericks. From start to finish, they did a great job at every level. But then, so did a lot of people around the league."
Team of the Year: Southeast Texas Mavericks
Executive of the Year: Candace Nelson, Southeast Texas Mavericks
General Manager of the Year: Cindy Preast, West Virginia Blazers
Coach of the Year: Steve Tucker, Southeast Texas Mavericks
Assistant Coach of the Year: Kevin Keathley, Southeast Texas Mavericks
Community Service Award: Damone Hale, San Francisco Rumble
Most Valuable Player: Josh Pace, Southeast Texas Mavericks
Offensive Player of the Year: Derek Foster, San Francisco Rumble
Defensive Player of the Year: Daniel Price, Mississippi Blues
Rookie of the Year: Ahmad "Beany" Mosely, Jersey Express
Outstanding Service Award: Tom Chichester, ABA Director of Officials
"Equally as difficult as naming these awards was the task of naming an All-ABA Team," added Newman. "We have such great talent in this league and there are so many deserving players. We decided to name three teams plus honorable mentions - and certainly do not want to slight any of our great players."
First Team All-ABA
Josh Pace, SETX Mavericks
Jermaine Blackburn, SETX Mavericks
Derek Foster, SF Rumble
Mike Wells, Kentucky Fisons
Sam Mack, Chicago Steam
Second Team All-ABA
Kenny Jones, Kentucky Bisons
Devin Davis, Jersey Express
Dominick Melton, Lake Michigan Admirals
Bobby Perry, Bluegrass Stallions
Mario Saunders, West Texas Whirlwinds.
Third Team All-ABA
Leon Flaherty, Riverside Rainmakers
Cordell Butler, San Francisco Rumble
Lukasz Obrzut, Bluegrass Stallions
Jon Rogers, SETX Mavericks
Rashaad Powell, Seattle Mountaineers
Daniel Price, Mississippi Blues
Ahmad "Beany" Mosely, Jersey Express
Jason McNeil, Texas Fuel
Chris Reaves, Los Angeles SLAM
Chauncy Ephram, West Texas Whirlwind
Chris Grant, NY Thunder
Herman Favors, SETX Mavericks
Terry Menefee, San Diego SURF
Chris Laurica, New York Red Riders
Troy Goodman, Jersey Express
Corey Love, West Virginia Blazers
Jay Bowdy, West Texas Fresh
For more information, visit www.abalive.com.
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