Albany Legends

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Albany Legends
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Founded 2010
League IBL 2010-2011 IBA 2012
Team history Albany Legends 2010-present
Based in Albany, New York
Arena Christian Brothers Academy
Colors Blue & Yellow
Head coach John Coffino
Championships 1
Dancers Albany Legends Dream Girls

The Albany Legends are a professional basketball team in the Independent Basketball Association (IBA).

2010-2012 seasons[edit]

The team was established in 2010 by an independent and locally owned organization, a year after the Albany Patroons went defunct. A new era of pro ball, "Rim Rock'in Pro Ball with Community Purpose" was introduced to Albany on April 9, 2010 and the Legends finished off their inaugural season 19-3, good enough to win the IBL 2010 Championship Trophy in the Legend's first year of existence.

COMMUNITY, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND WINNING EXCELLENCE

The Albany Legends begin the third year in 2012 and continue to work hard to exceed the commitment to the community and local minor league sports fans.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT Equally important is the commitment to the Legend's community. The Legends sponsor an inner city 13 AAU program, Team Albany Educational 360 “Jr. Legends”, have partnered with multiple youth groups for youth clinics and other special children’s events, provide student internships, sponsor a college scholarship, participate in not for profit fund raisers, provide complimentary tickets to deserving organizations and have worked to directly benefit over 40 community and youth groups in just two years and we want to do more!

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT As a result of experiences gained while playing with the Albany Legends, more than 80% of our alumni and current players, including former NBAers have been promoted to top professional leagues on five continents, including the NBDL (the top USA NBA development league, Kyle Cuffe Springfield Armor 2010), Japan, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Thailand, Canada, England, Italy, Chile, France and Germany and the list continues to grow! This is an incredible accomplishment and a testament of the quality of players that Albany attracts. This achievement has returned Albany's reputation as not only one of the most professionally run and successful teams in minor league basketball but also, one of the most credible and player development focused programs. Of special note, local capital region players, Lloyd Johnson (Albany – Lucera Italy), EJ Gallup (Gloversville, UAlbany / Coastal Carolina, Germany TBB Trier), Evan Lane (St Rose - Tunisia Africa), Will Harris (UAlbany - Denmark) and Scotty McRae (UAlbany – Chile and Italy) and Prince Jackson (Italy) are all playing abroad today!

WINNING EXCELLENCE The Legends won the 2010 IBL Championship with a 19-3 record before a packed house in Albany NY. In 2011, the 15-7 record was enough to once again go to the IBL “Final 4” before being defeated by the Edmonton Energy in the semi final round. One of the greatest comebacks in minor league professional basketball and perhaps professional basketball history came against the Edmonton Energy on June 25, 2011 with the Legends down by 13 in Edmonton Canada with less than 2 minutes to go in the game. Here is the radio home of the Albany Legends, WCDB 90.9 FM game call which shocked the hometown crowd in Edmonton’s University Main Arena! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKhBrJdnY04

The Legends lifetime home record is 25-5 and overall 34-10, a .772 winning percentage going into 2012.

2012 Roster[edit]

Player name Height College Position
EJ Gallup 6'4" Coastal Carolina Guard
Josh Jones 6'4" Husson College Guard
Tadre Sheppard 6'7" Central Arkansas Forward
Kenny Tribbett 6'9" Drexel Forward / Center
Kyle Downey 6'2" Siena College Guard
Tiki Mayben 6'3" Binghamton Guard
Guy Dupuy 6'3" France Guard
TJ Czeski 6'2" Wagner Guard
Scott Morton 6'6" SUNY Geneseo Guard / Forward
Marcus Snipes 6'5" Nassau Community College Guard
Zach Bye 6'4" The College of Saint Rose Guard / Forward
Will Harris 6'6" Albany Forward

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