Kankakee County Soldiers

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Kankakee County Soldiers
Founded 2007
League IBL (2007–2011)
IBA (2011–present)
Team history Chicago Heights Soldiers
Windy City Soldiers
Kankakee County Soldiers
Based in Kankakee, Illinois
Arena King Middle Grade School
Colors Orange, Black
Owner(s) Barry Bradford
Head coach Kevin Chavers
Championships 6

The Kankakee County Soldiers are a semi-professional basketball team of the Independent Basketball Association (IBA).

For their first five seasons (2007-11), the Soldiers played in the International Basketball League (IBL). In October 2011 team president Barry Bradford formed the Independent Basketball Association. The Soldiers were one of six charter members of the IBA.


Formed in 2007 as the Chicago Heights Soldiers, the club became the Windy City Soldiers in 2008. For the 2009 season it was announced that the team name would change from Windy City Soldiers to Kankakee County Soldiers.

The Soldiers were winners of the first five[1] IBA championships. That streak ended in June 2014 when Grand Rapids Fusion captured the IBA Spring season title.

Season by season[edit]

Season Division Regular Season Post-Season
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
2007 East 6th 0 18 .000 18.5
2008 East 4th 11 16 .407 13


2007 IBL[edit]

  • Barry Bradford
  • Amir Major


  1. ^ "Soldiers complete drive for 5". The Daily Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

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