Birmingham Blitz (basketball)

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Birmingham Blitz
Birmingham Blitz logo
DivisionAtlantic South
LeagueABA 2011–14
HistoryBirmingham Blitz
ArenaBill Harris Arena
LocationBirmingham, Alabama
Team colorsGrey, Yellow
Head coachPaul Smith
OwnershipBirmingham Blitz LLC

The Birmingham Blitz were a semi-professional basketball team that plays in the American Basketball Association (ABA) based in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 2011, the team was owned by Birmingham Blitz LLC and in part by professional basketball player Ronald Steele.[1] The Blitz played their home games at Bill Harris Arena.[2] The tema played their inaugural game on November 16, 2012 against the Southwest Fellowship Warriors, a susbtitute team for the Tampa Bay Rain who folded before the season started.[3]

The Blitz are the second ABA franchise to be based in Birmingham. The Birmingham Magicians last played in the league in 2006.[4] An unrelated ABA team based in Birmingham named the Magic City Blitz was formed in 2017.[5]

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  1. ^ Crenshaw, Jr, Solomon (November 13, 2012). "Birmingham Blitz semi-pro basketball team holds media day Wednesday (update)". Birmingham, Alabama: Advance Local Media LLC.
  2. ^ Solomon, Jon (2011-07-01), Ex-Tide star Ron Steele and friend retry pro basketball in Birmingham, Press-Register, retrieved 2012-10-25
  3. ^ Crenshaw, Jr, Solomon (November 14, 2012). "Birmingham Blitz set to open its season Friday against substitute opponent -- Southwest Fellowship Warriors (video)". Birmingham, Alabama: Advance Local Media LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Birmingham Magicians
  5. ^ Newman, Joe. "MAGIC CITY BLITZ ADDED TO ABA EXPANSION TEAMS". Indianapolis, Indiana: American Basketball Association. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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