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Aeros announce head coach

July 17, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Arkansas Aeros News Release

Bentonville, Arkansas - The Arkansas Aeros inaugural ABA professional basketball team announced they have selected a head coach. Oklahoma's loss is Northwest Arkansas' gain. Bob Hoffman, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Program, has accepted the challenge to lead the fledgling team. Hoffman has amassed an impressive coaching resume. His most recent accolades include winning the 2004-2005 Big Twelve Regular Season Championship, and the national publication consensus top five recruiting class for 2005-2006, which included signing the highest ranked high school player in Texas to play for OU.

Hoffman understands the monumental task of moving to the professional level. That, coupled with organizing and building a first year program means that his work is cut out for him. Having his an intricate network at the collegiate and professional levels in the sport, and vast experience in the administrative and financial aspects of operating a serious basketball team, the Aeros feel they have made the first step in showing the league and the local community that they are serious about not just establishing the franchise, but doing it with the absolute highest standards and level of talent possible.

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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