East Kentucky Miners

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East Kentucky Miners
Founded 2007
League CBA 2007-2009
ABA 2009-present
Team history East Kentucky Miners
Based in Pikeville, Kentucky
Arena Eastern Kentucky Expo Center 2007-2009
various TBD 2009-present
Colors Black, Silver, & White
Owner(s) PSE Group (headed by Kevin Keathley)
Head coach Kevin Keathley
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Dancers Diamond Girls
Mascot Hard Hat Harry

The East Kentucky Miners are a professional basketball team in the American Basketball Association that began play as a member of the Continental Basketball Association in the 2007-2008 season. The Miners, announced in the local paper,[1] and on the Trinity Sports & Entertainment Group (headed by Jay Fiedler)'s website,[2] were formally announced by the league on July 6, 2007 [3]

The Miners are coached by Kevin Keathley for the 2007-2008 season. Keathley is the former coach of the Kentucky Colonels [4]

Though the team may be considered to be a continuation of the Florida Pit Bulls/Miami Majesty, ownership considers the team to be an expansion franchise.

During the 2007-2008 season the Miners scored 194 points in a game, a CBA record. They finished the Season with a 26-22 record.

Miners logo when they were part of the CBA

There are now three official ABA teams in the state of Kentucky.


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