Bahama All-Pro Show

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Bahama All-Pro Show
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Founded 2007
League ABA
Team history Bahama Pro Show (2007-2009)(2012-2013)
Based in New Providence, The Bahamas
Arena Loyola Hall
Colors Sky blue, yellow, black
Owner(s) Ricardo Smith
Head coach James Price
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Bahama All-Pro Show were a basketball team representing The Bahamas, and playing their home games Miami, Florida, U.S. They played sporadically in the new American Basketball Association (ABA) beginning in the 2007–2008 season. The team was intended as a showcase for Bahamian players, and organizers hoped to eventually play home games in the Bahamas. However internal instability caused the team to miss many of its games and suspend operations after the 2008–2009 season.

History[edit]

The Bahama All-Pro Show originated in 2006, when Bahamian basketball promoter Ricardo Smith attempted to start a professional organization for basketball teams in the Bahamas, the Bahama Pro Show.[1] This enterprise struggled in the Bahamas, and Smith approached the American Basketball Association in the United States about reorganizing the Pro Show as a team in the ABA. In 2007 the ABA announced that the "Bahama All-Pro Show" would be joining the league for the upcoming season.[2]

The Bahama All-Pro Show was based in Miami, Florida.[2] The team was Bahamian owned and featured some Bahamian players and coaches, and the organization hoped to eventually play its home games in the Bahamas.[2][3] However, financial problems and instability plagued the team throughout its short history, and the All-Pro Show managed to play only a few games during its first two seasons, and was inactive in the 2009-2010 season. They were included in the ABA's team list and schedule for the 2010–2011 season, but did not play any games.[4] Again in 2012, they announced they're returning, but then disappeared quickly afterwards without playing a game.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerrino Saunders (October 20, 2006). "Semi-Pro League At Odds With BBF". The Bahama Journal. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bahama Pro Show To Play In Miami This Season". oursportscentral.com. September 5, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ Fred Sturrup (January 14, 2008). "Bahamas Pro-Show Club Ought To Be Encouraged". The Bahama Journal. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Southeast Division". abalive.com. American Basketball Association. 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Bahama All Pro Show today official Press Conference