Buffalo 716ers

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Buffalo 716ers
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Founded 2012
League PBL 2013 - present
Team history Buffalo 716ers
2012-present
Based in Buffalo, New York
Arena Tapestry Charter School
Colors Red & Black
Owner(s) Tawan Slaughter
Head coach Tawan Slaughter
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Dancers 716ers Girls
Website http://www.buffalo716ers.net/

The Buffalo 716ers are an expansion basketball team based in Buffalo, New York, currently playing in the PBL.[1] The 716ers were originally granted an expansion team with the American Basketball Association.,[2] before joining the IBA.[3]

The team takes its name from area code 716, the telelphone area code for Buffalo and much of the rest of western New York. Home games are played at Tapestry Charter School in the city of Buffalo. The team owner, and head coach, is Tawan Slaughter, a native of the Buffalo area.

The 716ers are the fourth minor league franchise to play in Buffalo, after the Buffalo Rapids (later known as the Silverbacks and Sharks), which team played from 2005 to 2007, the Buffalo Stampede, which played from 2008 - 2011, and the Buffalo Warriors.

History[edit]

2012[edit]

In October 2012 the team held open tryouts allowing members of the public to workout and earn a spot on the team roster.[4]

2013[edit]

During the summer of 2013 the 716ers played in the NBA sanctioned Los Angeles Summer Pro League[5] from July 23–29, 2013.

2014[edit]

The inaugural 2014 season began in January 2014. The Buffalo 716ers finished their inaugural season with the PBL with a six game winning streak, leading to a 9-7 regular season record.[6] The 2014 season was played at the Thunder Dome at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY.

The season did not start out promising, with the 716ers standing at 1-7 at the midway point. Those seven losses were the only ones the 716ers would see that season.

Going into the 2015 season the 716ers announced they are holding open tryouts on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://thepbl.com/2013/11/breaking-pbl-adds-two-teams-in-northeast/
  2. ^ http://abalive.com/aba-featured-news/buffalo-716ers-added-to-next-seasons-expansion-teams/
  3. ^ http://ibaball.net/index.php/8-home-page/40-buffalo-716ers-join-the-iba
  4. ^ http://buffalo.sportsvite.com/bulletins/teams/buffalo-716ers-pro-basketball-team-tryouts
  5. ^ http://www.buffalo.com/sports/blog/buffalo-716ers-accept-invite-to-summer-pro-league-interview/
  6. ^ http://thepbl.com/Page.asp?n=105676&org=thepbl.com

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