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Paul Woolpert named CBA Coach of the Year

March 30, 2007 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

ALBANY, NY (March 30, 2007) - The Continental Basketball Association is pleased to announce that Yakama Sun Kings coach Paul Woolpert is the recipient of the Stan Novak CBA Coach of the Year award. This is Woolpert's first CBA Coach of the Year honors; he also becomes the second Sun Kings head coach to receive this award (Mo McHone, 1995).

During the 2006-07 season, Woolpert achieved several milestones with the Sun Kings. The team won 35 games, tying the record for most wins in a 48-game campaign [Tampa Bay Thrillers, 1984-85]. Woolpert also guided the Sun Kings to six 7-0 quarter-point sweeps throughout the season, and the Sun Kings' 230.0 quarter points is the most quarter-points earned by any franchise in a 48-game season. The Sun Kings' 4.79 quarter-point average is the fifth highest quarter-point average by any CBA franchise since the 1981-82 season, when quarter-points were first used to determine playoff positioning. The Sun Kings also assembled a 12-game winning streak from February 10th to March 14th, essentially going more than four weeks without losing a contest.

For the second consecutive season, and third in his coaching career, Woolpert was named the 2007 CBA All-Star Classic head coach of the CBA's National (Western) Conference. Woolpert guided his All-Stars to a 134-131 overtime victory in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Butte (Mont.) Civic Center, home of the 2007 All-Star Classic.

During the 2006-07 season, Woolpert was able to earn several other distinctions and achievements, including his 200th CBA coaching victory and his 150th win as the Sun Kings' head coach. Woolpert's 205 victories places him tenth all-time in CBA coaching wins.

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