National Athletic Basketball League

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National Athletic Basketball League (NABL)
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Inaugural season 2010
No. of teams 6
Country  United States
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Ceased 2011
Last champion(s) Portland Showtime (2010)
Official website www.na-bl.com

The National Athletic Basketball League (NABL) was a men's semi-professional spring basketball league featuring teams from the West Coast. The NABL was founded by Nathan Mumm and Joe Becerra. The league played one season before ceasing operations in 2011.

Six teams played in the inaugural 2010 NABL season: Portland Showtime, Salem Stampede, Seattle Aviators, Snohomish County Explosion, Tacoma Thunder and the Tualatin Rainmakers.

History[edit]

Founded by Courtyard Media Foundation, the league featured NBA rules designed to create a league where the top players play before the NBA Summer League. In September 2011[1] the NABL was purchased by new ownership; a group of investors from the Portland area known as Productive Citizens Incorporated. Portland Showtime team president Ty White was named league commissioner.

Teams[edit]

Team name (year founded)

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Result
2010 Portland Showtime Salem Stampede 2-0 (best-of 3)[3]

2010 All-Star Game[edit]

Washington All-Stars

  • Chris Weakley - Snohomish County Explosion
  • Shawn Wolter - Snohomish County Explosion
  • Jason Hicks - Snohomish County Explosion
  • Chris Keller - Seattle Mountaineers
  • Rashad Powell - Seattle Mountaineers
  • Jamaal Miller - Seattle Mountaineers
  • Chris Ferguson - Snohomish County Explosion
  • Brian Spielman - Seattle Mountaineers
  • Nate Jackson - Tacoma Thunder
  • Jason Stromvall - Tacoma Thunder
  • Brandon Larrieu - Tacoma Thunder

Oregon All-Stars

  • Chris Hoyt -Tualatin Rainmakers
  • Doug Lamb - Tualatin Rainmakers
  • Antone Jarrell - Salem Stampede
  • Mike Tabb - Salem Stampede
  • Mac Hopson - Portland Showtime
  • Villi Dorsainvil- Tualatin Rainmakers
  • Terrance TwoTwo- Portland Showtime
  • Dominic Waters - Portland Showtime
  • Seth Tarver - Portland Showtime
  • Jeremiah Dominguez - Salem Stampede
  • Cameron Mitchell - Salem Stampede
  • Jeff Dunn - Salem Stampede

Slam Dunk Contest Winner: Shawn Wolter - Snohomish County Explosion

Three-Point Contest Winner: Jason Stromvall - Tacoma Thunder

2010 All-Star Game MVP: Mac Hopson - Portland Showtime

2010 Post-Season Awards[edit]

First Team

  • Cameron Mitchell - Salem Stampede
  • Terrance TwoTwo - Portland Showtime
  • Mike Tabb - SalemStampede
  • Chris Weakley - SnohomishCounty Explosion
  • Mac Hopson - Portland Showtime

Second Team

  • AntoneJarrell - Salem Stampede
  • Anthony Lackey - Portland Showtime
  • Shawn Wolter - Snohomish CountyExplosion
  • JasonHicks - Snohomish CountyExplosion
  • Dominic Waters - Portland Showtime

Third Team

  • Villi Dorsainvil - Tualatin Rainmakers
  • Willie Freeman - Salem Stampede
  • Seth Tarver - Portland Showtime
  • Jason Stromvall - Tacoma Thunder
  • Nate Jackson - Tacoma Thunder

Most Valuable Player of the Year: Mac Hopson - Portland Showtime

Defensive Player of the Year: Mike Tabb - Salem Stampede

Sixth Man of the Year: Chris Ferguson - Snohomish County Explosion

Coach of the Year: Paul Kelly - Portland Showtime

Executive of the Year: Joe Becerra - Salem Stampede

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Future of the NABL". USbasket. 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Washington Sabers join NABL". USbasket. 31 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Portland wins Game One of NABL Finals". Salem Stampede. 3 July 2010.