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Great Falls Explorers Hire Scott Wedman As New Head Coach

June 19, 2007 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

ALBANY, NY (June 19, 2007) - The Continental Basketball Association in association with the Great Falls Explorers today announced the hiring of Scott Wedman as their new head coach for the 2007-08 season. Per CBA rules, terms of his contract are confidential.

Wedman comes to Great Falls after a 13-year NBA career. Wedman was the sixth overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings after a stellar collegiate career in Colorado. Wedman played seven seasons with the Kings before being to Cleveland for a first round pick. Wedman then spent two seasons before being dealt to the Boston Celtics where he spent the last five seasons of his career, earning two NBA Championships. Wedman retired after the 1986-97 season, averaging 13.2 points a game for his career and was an NBA All-Star in 1976. After his playing days ended, Wedman coached the Kansas City Knights of the ABA, finishing 23-9 in the 2003-04 season.

"I am glad to be in Great Falls as the new head coach of the Explorers," said Wedman. "They are a class organization and they do things the right way here. Joe Clark is a great owner, Ryan Acra does an outstanding job, and I am excited to be able to work with them to bring the best players here to Great Falls. I expect nothing but success here in Great Falls. It is a great city and I am happy to be a part of it."

"Scott was our first choice as our new head coach when we started the process and we are excited to have him on board in Great Falls," said Apex Sportstainment CEO Joe Clark. "Scott has had success in the NBA as a player and as a head coach in the minor leagues and we are hoping that success continues. His contacts in the NBA and throughout the basketball world will be helpful not only in getting players but also with sponsors and season ticket holders."

"Scott is an outstanding addition to our coaching ranks," said CBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Truax. "He is well respected in the basketball community for his knowledge and work ethic. Great Falls made a great choice in hiring Scott. The fans and sponsors are getting a great coach."

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