Todd Day Named Head Coach For The Arkansas Impact's 2008 Inaugural Season
(LITTLE ROCK, AR). The Arkansas Impact of the Premier Basketball League announce that Todd Day will be the teams first Head Coach as they will take the court beginning in January of 2008.
Day, the all time leading scorer in Arkansas Razorback basketball history, was the Milwaukee Bucks first ever lottery pick as they selected him 8th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft. Todd Day played 8 NBA seasons with the Bucks, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Minnesota Timberwolves. He also led the Arkansas RimRockers to an American Basketball Championship in 2005. Day will also be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
"I am proud to be a part of bringing professional basketball back to Arkansas", said Day accepting his first professional head coaching job. "I won a championship as a player in this state and now I want to do the same as a head coach. I am excited to be a part of something very special."
"Adding Todd Day to our staff as Head Coach gives us great experience in a key position. Todd has seen and played at the highest level and knows what it will take to develop the Impact into a winning team," Team President and Owner Mike Land said. "We are very excited about what Todd will bring to the fans at Barton Coliseum."
The Arkansas Impact will play a full 20 game schedule with 10 home games and 2 exhibition home games played in the 7,150-seat Barton Coliseum on the grounds of the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. This legendary arena plays host to concerts, shows and other sporting events year-round.
The season kicks off for the Arkansas Impact on the road January 6th at Chicago. The home opener will take place Friday, January 18th versus Quad Cities. The brand new PBL is made up of 10 total teams with franchises also in Dallas, Chicago, Jacksonville, FL, Rochester, NY, Wilmington, NC, Reading, PA, Rockford, IL, Quad Cities, IL, and Rockville, MD. Arkansas Impact season ticket prices are on sale now for as little as $84.
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