Bluegrass Stallions

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Bluegrass Stallions
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Founded 2009
League

ABA (2009–2010)

PBL (2010–2011)
Team history Bluegrass Stallions (2009–)
Based in Georgetown, Kentucky
Arena Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium at Georgetown College
Colors blue, white, red
Head coach Jaron Brown
Dancers Lady Stallions
Mascot HOOPS

The Bluegrass Stallions are a basketball team in the Premier Basketball League. They debuted in the American Basketball Association in 2009-10. The Stallions' first head coach was Kyle Macy, a former Kentucky Wildcats three-time All-American college basketball player.

2009-2010 season[edit]

Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the Stallions began playing at the indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park,[1] but moved home games in January 2010 first to Corbin, KY and then to Lexington Christian Academy high school gymnasium due to conflicts with Horse Park management.[2] They finished their turbulent inaugural season by losing in the playoff semifinals,[3] and placing guard Bobby Perry as second team and center Lukasz Obrzut as third team all-ABA.[4]

2010-2011 season[edit]

After the season, the Stallions attempted to form the Basketball Federation of America after a dispute with the ABA, where Stallions then-owner Tony Chase stated "The ABA will still exist, but I do not intend to be a part of that disorganized league next year. That is why this league has been formed."[5] However, Chase sold his interest in the team to his partners, joined the PBL as CEO[6] and the Stallions went with him to the new league#[7] The team moved their home games to ##Georgetown College #Kentucky#|Georgetown College##, in ##Georgetown, Kentucky###[8]

On 19 April 2011, in a post on the forums about basketball at the ##Our Sports Central## website, a poster who had previously been identified as the ##Bluegrass Stallions##'s Tony Chase stated that the Stallions had formally withdrawn from the league privately earlier#[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bluegrassstallions.com/news/press/index.html?article_id=6
  2. ^ "Bluegrass Stallions basketball team to leave Horse Park arena". Lexington Herald-Leader. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  3. ^ http://blog.kentuckysportszone.com/2010/03/19/stallions-fall-in-aba-final-four.aspx
  4. ^ "ABA Names Outstanding People Awards and 2010 All-ABA Teams". 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  5. ^ http://blog#kentuckysportszone#com/2010/03/30/bluegrass-stallions-to-leave-aba-join-bfa-ok#aspx
  6. ^ Anthony Chase Na#ed PBL CEO, ##Our Sports Central##, 2010-08-03, retrieved 2010-08-10 
  7. ^ Matthews, Bob (2010-08-10), Mike Ryba also an amazing Red Wing, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, retrieved 2010-08-10 
  8. ^ Holland, Joshua (2010-10-16), Stallions Basketball: Stallions make Georgetown new home, ##Georgetown News-Graphic##, retrieved 2010-10-17 
  9. ^ Chase, Tony (2011-04-19), Stallions, ##Our Sports Central##, retrieved 2011-04-19 

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