Jacksonville Bluewaves

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Jacksonville Bluewaves
Founded 2009
League WBA
Team history Jacksonville Bluewaves (2010-present)
Based in Jacksonville, Florida
Arena Edward Waters College
Colors blue, white black
Head coach Kevin Waters
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Jacksonville Bluewaves were a basketball team based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. They played in the World Basketball Association, a small league with six teams in Florida and Georgia, in the 2010 season.[1] In July 2010 it was announced that the Bluewaves would be joining the new American Basketball Association the next season under head coach and owner Kevin Waters.[2] Later, however, it was announced that the Jacksonville ABA team would be a new franchise, with Waters serving as coach and general manager, and that the Bluewaves were defunct.[3] The new team was eventually named the Jacksonville Giants.[4] However a team calling themselves the Jacksonville Bluewaves played some regular season games against teams in the Continental Basketball League in the summer of 2011.[5]


  1. ^ Garry, Smits (June 7, 2010). "Summer of 10: The top 10 little-known sports franchises in Jacksonville history". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "ABA To Return To Jacksonville In 2011". www.oursportscentral.com. July 9, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ Elliott, Jeff (October 20, 2010). "ABA pro basketball team coming to Jacksonville". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ Gurbal, Ashley (November 19, 2010). "Starting Jacksonville Giants a local lawyer's hoop dream". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mid-Season Check-in!, Flight Blog, 2011-06-09, retrieved 2011-06-11 

External links[edit]

Current ABA teams: http://basketball.usbasket.com/team/USA/Los_Angeles_Slam/13544