East Kentucky Miners
|East Kentucky Miners|
|Team history||East Kentucky Miners
|Arena||Eastern Kentucky Expo Center 2007-2009
various TBD 2009-present
|Based in||Pikeville, Kentucky|
|Colors||Black, Silver, & White|
|Owner(s)||PSE Group (headed by Kevin Keathley)|
|Head coach||Kevin Keathley|
|Mascot||Hard Hat Harry|
The East Kentucky Miners are a professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association that began play as a member of the Continental Basketball Association in the 2007-2008 season. The Miners, announced in the local paper, and on the Trinity Sports & Entertainment Group (headed by Jay Fiedler)'s website, were formally announced by the league on July 6, 2007 
Though the team may be considered to be a continuation of the Florida Pit Bulls/Miami Majesty, ownership considers the team to be an expansion franchise.
During the 2007-2008 season the Miners scored 194 points in a game, a CBA record. They finished the Season with a 26-22 record.
On July 17, 2009, the Miners announced that they had been sold to the PSE Group (run by head coach Kevin Keathley), and will begin playing in the ABA for the 2009-10 season. They plan to play various games both in and outside of Pikeville for the upcoming season.
- Appalachian News Express
- Trinity Sports & Entertainment Group - formed to acquire and manage professional sports franchises domestically and internationally and to provide quality, affordable entertainment to the masses. The Company owns 100% of both the Miami Majesty (formerly the Florida Pit Bulls) and the Indiana Alley Cats (fully acquired in May, 2007), both of which played in the ABA (American Basketball Association) during the 2005-2006 season. Both teams were ranked in the top 5 ABA teams throughout the 2005-2006 season
- CBAhoopsOnline.com the official website of the Continental Basketball Association // News
There are now three official ABA teams in the state of Kentucky.
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