|League||NBA Development League|
NBA D-League: 2005–2007
|Location||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Team colors||Red, White, Blue|
|Head coach||Andy Stoglin|
The Arkansas RimRockers were a NBA Development League team. They participated in minor league basketball based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Logo design: A red, white, and blue ball going through a basketball rim (homage to when they were in the ABA).
Season By Season
|2004–05||ABA||White||1st||28||5||.848||Won Quarterfinals (Ontario) 136-97
Won Semifinals (Kentucky) 135-123
Won Final Four (Mississippi) 117-105
Won ABA Finals (Bellevue) 118-103
The Rimrockers began play during the 2004-05 season for the American Basketball Association. They posted a 32-5 record in the team’s inaugural season and won the ABA championship. Soon after winning the title, they left the ABA and began play in the NBA Development League for the 2005-06 season.
Stoglin said he would bring a much different style that begins with strict discipline. He joined the organization as an assistant during the 2005-06 season after leading the Mississippi Stingers to the ABA semifinals, where they lost to Arkansas. Stoglin has been coaching since 1969, including a 13-year run as Jackson State’s head coach.
Unfortunately, the team didn't return to Arkansas for 2007-08 because attendance dropped to the point that the owner could no longer afford the lease. The team hoped to move to La Crosse, Wisconsin to play at the La Crosse Center for the 2007-08 season, where they would have been known as the La Crosse RimRockers. However, due to the Center's lease demands being higher than Little Rock's, the deal fell through. The team was inactive for the 2007-08 season, and again in the 2008-09 season.
Players of note
NBA players formerly assigned to Arkansas
|Head Coach: Andy Stoglin|
|F||33||Brian Jackson||(Oregon State)|
|C||54||James Lang||(Central Park Christian School, (HS) AL)|
|F||32||Chris Shumate||(Murray State)|
|G/F||5||Donta Smith||(Southeastern Illinois JC)|
|G||24||Clay Tucker||(Milwaukee '03)|
|G||19||Rudy Roquemore||(UC Santa Barbara '03)|
|(FA) - Free Agent||Arkansas RimRockers|
- Atlanta Hawks (2005–2007)
- Cleveland Cavaliers (2005–2006)
- Memphis Grizzlies (2005–2007)
- Miami Heat (2006–2007)
- Toronto Raptors (2005–2006)
- Arkansas RimRockers 2005-2006 Schedule
- Arkansas RimRockers Homepage
- Official NBA Development League website