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Atlanta Krunk announce name change

August 24, 2006 - Eastern Basketball Development League () News Release

ALBANY, NY (August 24, 2006) - The Continental Basketball Association today announced that the Atlanta Krunk franchise will now be know as the Atlanta Krunk Wolverines. This name change was made to reflect their new affiliation with Morris Brown College.

The Krunk Wolverines will be taking the nickname of Wolverines and will be using their mascot and colors when thy take the court in December. The team logo will feature a wolverine wearing a Krunk team jersey.

Derrick Pearson, General Manager of the Atlanta CBA franchise announced, "We wanted to thank Morris Brown College for working with us to bring CBA Basketball to Atlanta, and in doing so, we wanted to carry their legacy with us by taking on the schools' Purple and Black, the colors of the Wolverines, along with the name. It made sense to remind folks that Morris Brown is still here, and we want to carry on the name, the colors and the spirit."

Pearson also added that the team offices would be located inside the John H Lewis Gymnasium. "We felt that centralizing our team and business would make things easier than if we were spread all over the city. It's a one stop shop for CBA Basketball in Atlanta." The team will also be housed on campus at the dormitories, so we have put the school back to use, and it should make things smooth for everyone."

For more information on the Atlanta franchise, visit or email Pearson at

The CBA recently completed its 60th anniversary season on March 27 with the Yakama Sun Kings defeating the Gary Steelheads in a best-of-three-game series. That series featured the CBA's 2006 Player of the Year, Anthony Goldwire (Sun Kings), and the CBA's 2006 Coach of the Year, Jaren Jackson (Steelheads).

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