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October 16, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) News Release

Question from Roger E: "What are your hopes and dreams for the American Basketball Association this season?"

Answer: Roger. Thank you for the question. And for your nice comments. Naturally, my fondest hope is that all of our teams are successful and profitable with large fan bases and great community support. To achieve this, the teams must provide exciting, top quality professional basketball at affordable prices and be an integral part of their communities. From all indications, the teams are doing this and we are very confident it will be a great season because they are working hard to justify the confidence that their fans and communities have placed in them.

Also, I hope that all of the players and coaches that have chosen the ABA will find this to be a very competitive, high level league that will test their talents and hopefully give them the exposure they need for a shot at the NBA or international teams. From all indications, the rosters look very good, the competition should be tremendous with fast paced, exciting games throughout the league. Our players play for the love of the game more than anything else. We hope that they enjoy themselves and at season's end will count this as a great experience in their careers.

And I hope that the fans and the communities have an enjoyable season. We think the 2-3 hours spent at an ABA game with all of the exciting basketball and other entertainment at such affordable prices ($5-$15) is the best sports and entertainment value around. Bottom line, if the owners, players and coaches, fans and communities are happy, that will fulfill my hopes and dreams this season. If you have a question, email conniejoenewman@aol.com.

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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