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

On July 17, 2009, the Miners announced that they had been sold to the PSE Group (run by head coach Kevin Keathley), and will begin playing in the ABA for the 2009-10 season. They plan to play various games both in and outside of Pikeville for the upcoming season.[5]

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


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