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Harold Ellis steps away from the Rome Gladiators

February 7, 2007 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Rome Rage News Release

Harold Ellis steps away from the Rome Gladiators , plans to include extensive national scouting this spring and summer. Ellis, the Minor League Coodinator for the Atlanta Hawks , just recently returned from the CBA All-Star game and continues to scout the D-League and has plans to see the ABA this winter and the WBA and USBL this spring as well as the Portsmouth Invitational, Rocky Mountain Review, and Orlando Summer Pro Leagues en route to a natural progression towards management and front office opportunities.

Ellis when asked about his plans this summer stated "My job is to find the best basketball players in the World for the Atlanta Hawks , players that are most ready to contribute at the highest level. We spend a tremendous amount of time going around the country to scout for those talented players. I've been fortunate to be successful at the minor league level winning the two championships in Rome and this is a natural progression in my career."

Ellis is thankful to the WBA for the opportunity to lead one of their most successful franchises the past few years and will be watching closely for those future talents that accend from the league. As a member of the NBA D-League's Chairman Committee and in continuing in his efforts with the NBA's Basketball Without Borders that takes him around the world, most recently being a part of the league's program held in Africa this past summer, Ellis and the Atlanta Hawks are working hard to find those players best ready to contribute in the NBA. You can get more information about Ellis and the Atlanta Hawks by visiting them on the web at www.nba.com/hawks.

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