Fort Wayne Fury

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The Fort Wayne Fury was a professional basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) from 1991 through the cessation of the CBA on February 8, 2001.

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The team played at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fury finished as the league's runner-up in the 1996 season. Former members of the team include former Indiana University standout Damon Bailey, NBA guard/forward Stephen Jackson, former multiple-time World Heavyweight Championship (professional wrestling) wrestler Kevin Nash, Mikki Moore, Lloyd Daniels and Percy Miller, better known as the rapper, "Master P". The original Fury coach was Gerald Oliver. NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry also served as head coach of the team at one point. Another former coach was Keith Smart, who is famous for his shot that won the 1987 NCAA National Championship for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. From there, Smart went on to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Smart then went on to spend one season as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA and was the head coach of the Sacramento Kings until June 2013, when he was replaced by Mike Malone as the new head coach.

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