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Houston team changes name, gets ready for second half

January 3, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Houston Takers News Release

Houston, TX. "When we started, we thought the name Houston Undertakers would really gain some attention," said Larry Leonard II, team owner. "It did - but not the right kind. Fans did not like the name, even some of our players didn't like it. So we decided to change. Effective on January 1st, to bring in the new year, we've changed our name to the HOUSTON TAKERS - and we've set an objective - to take some games from the division leaders. There's an all new attitude around here already - the fans wanted the change, the players wanted the change - and we've done it. And now, we're dedicated to making the playoffs.

Fans of Houston: We're asking for your support - the HOUSTON TAKERS ARE ON THEIR WAY."

For more information, email houstonundertakers@yahoo.com or www.houstonundertakers.com (soon to change or www.abalive.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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