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Rock River Fury Joins The Premier Basketball League

August 27, 2007 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) - Rockford Fury News Release

Rockford, IL - August 27, 2007 - The Rock River Fury announced today that it has changed it's affiliation from the American Basketball Association (ABA) to the new Premier Basketball League (

The PBL will begin play in January 2008 and is comprised of well-funded partners and teams from proven top-caliber franchises.

The Fury is excited to be joining a league that has the operating capital to insure games, travel, and stability of the league. The PBL has created a plan for league growth at a logical and reasonable pace. A Board of Governors has been established to provide the teams input.

The PBL's grass roots marketing and community efforts will reflect on all teams members and will involve all team owners, staff, coaches and players. The Fury will play a number of exhibition games in November and December 2007. The league management's recognition of the vast International Opportunities, will capitalize on this burgeoning market, thus creating global opportunities for individual teams.

The Fury will conduct a local tryout at Rockford College, Saturday September 8, 2007 from 1-5PM. The fee will be $25.00 and will include a reversible jersey. The PBL will be conducting a series of national tryout camps around the country.

Additional information about the Rock River Fury is available at or by calling General Manager Dave Knickelbein at 815.399.4222.

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