Joe Newman (basketball)
Joseph (Joe) F. Newman (born March 25, 1937) is co-founder and was CEO of the American Basketball Association (ABA). He was formerly owner of the Indiana Legends, which played two seasons in the ABA. He was also CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. for twenty years, and CEO of Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc. for seven years. He and his wife Connie reside in Indianapolis, Indiana and have six children and eleven grandchildren. Newman is also the founder of the Bully-Free ABA! campaign. He was the CEO of the ABA from 2000-2014. He retired at the end of the 2013-2014 ABA season. He was replaced by league President Ron Tilley.