Atlanta Vision

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Atlanta Vision
AtlantaVision.jpg
Founded 2004
League ABA 2004-present
Team history Atlanta Mustangs, 2004
Atlanta Vision, 2004-present
Based in Gwinnett County, Georgia (Atlanta)
Arena Gwinnett County
Colors Red, white and black
Owner(s) Quentin Townsend
Championships 0
Division titles 3
Cheerleaders Yes
Dancers Ladies with Vision
Mascot A-Vee The Regal Eagle

The Atlanta Vision was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Atlanta. The team began play in the fall of 2004. They finished the 2005 season with a 7-14 record. They missed the playoffs. However, in the 2005-06 season, they finished 23-7, good for first place in the Barnes-Malone division over Tim Hardaway's Florida Pit Bulls. They also made it to the ABA's Great 8 tournament at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, losing in the quarterfinals to the host team, the Rochester Razorsharks. The Vision won a divisional title in 2008 also.

In September 2008, Atlanta Vision owner Quentin Townsend was sued by former partners Carter Patterson and Brian Richey, alleging that Townsend defrauded them while purporting to pursue an affiliation with the NBA Development League.[1] In November 2008, he was also charged with a criminal count of theft by deception.[2] Later that month he reached a settlement on the civil charges.[3] The team has not played since the 2008-2009 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonds Staples, Gracie (2008-10-21), Vision owner faces lawsuit, Atlanta Journal Constitution, retrieved 2010-10-01 
  2. ^ Simmons, Andrea (2008-11-10), Basketball team’s co-owner jailed on theft charge, Atlanta Journal Constitution, retrieved 2010-10-01 
  3. ^ Simmons, Andrea (2008-11-21), Settlement reached in basketball team’s fraud suit, Atlanta Journal Constitution, retrieved 2010-10-01