Dallas Generals

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Dallas Generals
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Founded 2009
League ABA (2009-present)
Team history Dallas Generals (2009-present)
Based in Dallas, Texas
Arena Fair Park Coliseum
Colors Red, White, Blue
Owner(s) Keio Gamble
Head coach Chris Terrell
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Dancers Lady Generals
Mascot Uncle Sam

The Dallas Generals was a team of the American Basketball Association that began play in the 2009-10 season.[1] The franchise was owned by entertainment industry veteran Keio Gamble.[2] The team's home games were played at Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.[3] The team ceased operations in January 2010 with announced intentions to return for the 2010-11 season. Ultimately, the franchise was replaced by a new team, the Dallas Impact.

2009–10 season[edit]

The team's first head coach was the internationally-known Chris Terrell of Southern California; former coach of Mexico's LNBP.[3]

Their flagship players were streetball veteran Taurian Fontenette, better known as "Mr. 720" and "The Air Up There", and NBA veteran Anthony "Pig" Miller.[4] Other players included Dallas native Jonathan Walker.[5]

Reorganization[edit]

The team took "a momentary step back from operations" after their December 5, 2009, home game in order to reorganize.[6] They announced their intention to resume play with a home game on January 2, 2010.[6] Later in January 2010, the team announced it was ceasing operations for the remainder of the 2009-2010 season, refunding tickets, and regrouping to return for the 2010-2011 season.[7] A new franchise with different ownership, the Dallas Impact, replaced the Generals for the 2010-2011 season.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (July 16, 2009). "Would You Like to Play for Dallas's New ABA Team? No, Seriously. And, No, It's Not 1967.". 
  2. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (July 16, 2009). "Red-White-and-Blue Balls: More About the Dallas Generals and the Return of the ABA". 
  3. ^ a b Whitt, Richie (October 22, 2009). "Ladies and Gentlemen, Your ... Dall-LLUS ... GENERALS ... ?". Dallas Observer. 
  4. ^ "Generals Ink Former NBA Player" (Press release). Our Sports Central. October 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ "College Notebook: Ex-McM players hoop it to Ecuador". Abilene Reporter-News. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Dallas Generals Basketball reloaded". Dallas Generals official website. Retrieved December 21, 2009. "The result is that we are taking the necessary time to make swift and efficient changes to insure that our company’s infrastructure and image are consistent at all times and on all points. We will resume our home games on Saturday – January 2, 2010!" 
  7. ^ "Announcement of decision to cease operations". Dallas Generals. Retrieved February 5, 2010. "The Dallas Generals Basketball organization has decided to cease operations in order to preserve the long-term survival of our brand and our company’s future. [...] We are excited about the things that are to come for the Dallas Generals 2010 -2011 season, our fans and our city." 
  8. ^ "Dallas Impact Added To Southwest Division". Our Sports Central. June 14, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 

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