As the team prepared for its first season, Herb Vogt was introduced as head coach and general manager. At his first press conference, he gave the first public announcement of the team as the Phantoms. Two months later, Vogt returned to Germany and resigned his position with the team. János Bédl became the Phantom's second coach with a three-year $65,000 contract. He was fired after four games, sued the team, settled out of court for $32,500 and joined the Chicago Spurs as head coach for the rest of the season. Co Prins then became the head coach for a handful of games before being replaced by Josef "Pepi" Gruber in June. In addition to the multiple coaching changes, the Phantoms settled out of court with Sparta Rotterdam for $50,000 when they signed Theo Laseroms who was still under contract with Sparta.