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Generals Ink Former NBA Player

October 30, 2009 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Dallas Generals News Release

Dallas, TX. With the recent resurgence of the ABA, the league has begun to spark the interest of former NBA players and superstars around the globe. Last week, Isaiah "J.R." Rider was signed by the North Texas Fresh. And this week, the Dallas Generals announced in a press conference that they have secured Anthony "Pig" Miller and expect his experience and talent to resonate through the program. "We're really excited about the acquisition of "Pig" Miller, 6'10", 300 lbs, and nearly a decade of NBA experience that will be a huge factor in helping us compete for a Championship," stated newly appointed Head Coach, Chris Terrell.

The two teams believe the duo, Rider and Miller, will make an impact in the ABA while it is expected to generate an interesting show for fans in the DFW area. The proximity of the teams will surely stir up some friendly competition between the two cities as a strong case can be argued to expect either team to come out on top of the six games they are scheduled to play.

If one were to break down the strengths of each team and their players' effects, Fort Worth may have the edge as Rider's list of experience includes 67 of the Lakers' 82 games during their repeat Championship season in early 2000. Yet, the Dallas Generals have an additional member on their roster, besides the former NBA player, that may prove to be the key difference - Taurian "Mr. 720" Fontenette, also known as "The Air Up There."

Documented through many highlights on YouTube, Fortenette is a household name and legend in the world of Street Ball. Mr. 720 may not have the NBA experience of Rider and Miller, however, it could be fair to say that in combination with Miller's experience, Fontenette's more than impressive ball handling abilities and sheer athleticism could serve to be too much for Rider and the North Texas Fresh to handle.

The teams will meet for the first time during the Dallas Generals have already dubbed the event: "Metroplex Best: The Cross-Town Rivalry Series." The game will be on Saturday, December 5th at 7pm at the Fair Park Coliseum. Ticket prices range from $5-$15 and will be available through the Dallas Generals website, which will go on-line on November 5th. For more information, call Bryan Myers, at 214 484 6457 or email or visit

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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