Sioux Falls Skyforce
|Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|League||NBA Development League|
|History||Sioux Falls Skyforce
CBA: 1989–2000; 2001–2006
NBA D-League: 2006–present
|Arena||Sioux Falls Arena (1989–2013)
Sanford Pentagon (2013–)
|Location||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Team colors||Black, Red, White, Gold
|Head coach||Pat Delany|
|Ownership||Bob Correa, Greg Heineman, Roger Larsen and Tom Walsh|
|Division / Conference titles||3 CBA|
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 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.
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.
|Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|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||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|
|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
|2009–10||D-League||Eastern||2nd||32||18||.640||Lost Round 1 (Tulsa) 2-1|
|2013–14||D-League||Central||2nd||31||19||.620||Won Round 1 (Canton) 2-0
Lost Semifinals (Fort Wayne) 2-0
- The CBA folded in the middle of the season.
Sioux Falls Skyforce roster
- Miami Heat (2009–present)
- Charlotte Bobcats (2007–2009)
- Detroit Pistons (2006–2007)
- Philadelphia 76ers (2012–2013)
- Minnesota Timberwolves (2006–2013)
- Orlando Magic (2011–2013)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2008)|
- "Team History". NBADevelopment League, LLC. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Miami HEAT Enter Into Single Affiliation Partnership With NBA Development League".