Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs

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Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs logo
LeagueUSBL 1999–2006
Founded1999
HistoryPennsylvania ValleyDawgs
1999–2006
ArenaWilliam Allen H.S. Gymnasium
LocationWhitehall Township, Pennsylvania
Team colorsnavy blue, white, gold
              
Head coachDarryl Dawkins
Championships2 (2001, 2004)

The Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs was a United States Basketball League team located in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It operated from 1999 to 2006.

On May 24, 2001, Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss suited up for one game with the ValleyDawgs, scoring seven points in a 113-112 victory over the Long Island Surf.[1]

In 2006, former Survivor contestant Gervase Peterson became a co-owner of the team.[2] However later that year, after encountering financial difficulties, the team folded and was replaced by the Albany Patroons.

The ValleyDawgs won the USBL championship in 2004. In 2003, the team won the USBL's Eastern Division Finals but lost in the USBL Championship Series.

Home court[edit]

The team's home court was William Allen H.S. Gymnasium in center city Allentown, Pennsylvania. In earlier years they played at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena.

Head coach[edit]

The head coach of the ValleyDawgs was Darryl Dawkins, a former Philadelphia 76ers star who, during his NBA career, was known for his backboard-breaking slam dunks and for amassing the most career fouls in NBA history. Dawkins is a hugely popular figure in the Allentown area, where the ValleyDawgs played.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Moss makes pro basketball debut in USBL". USA Today. 2001-05-24.
  2. ^ "Celebrity/entertainer becomes part-owner of ValleyDawgs". www.usbl.com. 2006-04-23. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-09.

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