Sioux Falls Skyforce

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Sioux Falls Skyforce
Sioux Falls Skyforce logo
League NBA Development League
Founded 1989
History Sioux Falls Skyforce
CBA: 1989–2000; 2001–2006
IBL: 2000–2001
NBA D-League: 2006–present
Arena Sioux Falls Arena (1989–2013)
Sanford Sports Pentagon (2013–)
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Team colors Black, Red, White, Gold
                   
Head coach Pat Delany
Ownership Sporting Club[1]
Affiliation(s) Miami Heat
Championships 2 CBA
Division / Conference titles 3 CBA
Website www.nba.com/dleague/siouxfalls
Active departments of Sporting Club
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Basketball Soccer Rugby

The Sioux Falls Skyforce is a professional basketball team that plays in the NBA Development League. They are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The team played at the Sioux Falls Arena from 1989 to 2013, and at the Sanford Sports Pentagon from the 2013-2014 season onward. The Skyforce began in the CBA in 1989. They participated in four CBA championship finals, winning the championship trophy in 1996 (defeating the Fort Wayne Fury, four games to one) and 2005 (defeating the Rockford Lightning three games to one).

The Skyforce have also hosted the CBA All-Star Game three times: in 1996, 2000 and 2003.

In 2006, the Skyforce became a part of the NBA's D-League. In their first two seasons in the D-League, they were playoff contenders. Ever since then they have only made the postseason once resulting in a 2-1 series loss to the Tulsa 66ers in the first round of the 2009 NBA D-League Playoffs.

On June 10, 2013, the Miami Heat announced that they had entered into a single affiliation partnership with the Skyforce, beginning with the 2013–14 season.[2]

The Miami Heat signature red/yellow color scheme has been adopted into the Skyforce's jerseys, logo, and merchandise. Despite local disapproval of the Skyforce's change in color, the team plans to remain in single affiliation with the Miami Heat for the foreseeable future.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Season League Conference Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Sioux Falls Skyforce
1989–90 CBA National Midwest 3rd 20 36 .357
1990–91 CBA American Midwest 3rd 26 30 .464
1991–92 CBA National Northern 4th 24 32 .429
1992–93 CBA National Midwest 3rd 26 30 .464
1993–94 CBA National Midwest 3rd 24 32 .429
1994–95 CBA National Western 2nd 34 22 .607 Lost First Round (Omaha) 2-1
1995–96 CBA National Northern 1st 32 24 .571 Won First Round (Oklahoma City) 3-1
Won NC Championship (Florida) 3-2
Won CBA Championship (Fort Wayne) 3-2
1996–97 CBA National 1st 47 9 .839 Lost First Round (Omaha) 3-2
1997–98 CBA National 2nd 31 25 .554 Won Semifinals (Yakima) 3-2
Won NC Championship (Fort Wayne) 3-0
Lost CBA Championship (Quad City) 4-3
1998–99 CBA National 1st 32 24 .571 Won First Round (Idaho) 3-2
Won NC Championship (Quad City) 3-2
Lost CBA Championship (Connecticut) 4-1
1999–00 CBA National 3rd 30 26 .536 Won First Round (Connecticut) 109-90
Lost Semifinals (La Crosse) 99-90
2000–01* CBA National 5th 8 15 .348
2000–01 IBL Western 3rd 16 14 .533 Lost First Round (Rockford) 111-91
2001–02 CBA American 2nd 33 23 .589 Lost Semifinals (Rockford) 3-1
2002–03 CBA National 4th 17 31 .354
2003–04 CBA 5th 23 25 .479
2004–05 CBA Western 2nd 31 17 .646 Won Semifinals (Dakota) 3-2
Won CBA Championship (Rockford) 3-1
2005–06 CBA Western 2nd 30 18 .625 Lost Round-Robin Tournament (2-0)
2006–07 D-League Eastern 2nd 30 20 .600 Won Division Semifinals (Fort Worth) 128-105
Lost Division Finals (Dakota) 115-113
2007–08 D-League Central 2nd 28 22 .560 Won Round 1 (Dakota) 101-89
Lost Semifinals (Austin) 99-93
2008–09 D-League Central 4th 25 25 .500
2009–10 D-League Eastern 2nd 32 18 .640 Lost Round 1 (Tulsa) 2-1
2010–11 D-League Eastern 7th 10 40 .200
2011–12 D-League Eastern 7th 15 35 .292
2012–13 D-League Central 4th 25 25 .500
2013–14 D-League Central 2nd 31 19 .620 Won Round 1 (Canton) 2-0
Lost Semifinals (Fort Wayne) 2-0
Regular season 680 610 .527 1989–2014
Playoffs 41 40 .506 1989–2014
  • The CBA folded in the middle of the season.

Current roster[edit]

Sioux Falls Skyforce roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 9 Allen, Chris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1988–11–13 Iowa State
C 34 Ayer, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1983–10–24 Loyola Marymount
G 23 Davis, A. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–11–14 James Madison
G 10 Drew II, Larry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990–03–05 UCLA
G 7 Kelley, Tre 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1985–01–23 South Carolina
G 14 Liggins, DeAndre 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1988–03–31 Kentucky
F 22 Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–01–25 St. John's (NY)
F 42 Oriakhi, Alex 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1990–06–21 Missouri
F 15 Outerbridge, Orion 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988–09–25 Rhode Island
F 32 Smith, Craig 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1983–11–10 Boston College
F 21 Walker, Henry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1987–10–09 Kansas State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2014–04–27

Affiliates[edit]

Former affiliates[edit]

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