Sioux Falls Skyforce

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Sioux Falls Skyforce
Sioux Falls Skyforce logo
Founded 1989
History Sioux Falls Skyforce
1989–present
CBA: 1989–2000; 2001–2006
IBL: 2000–2001
NBA D-League: 2006–present
Arena Sanford Pentagon
City Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Team colors Black, Red, White, Gold
                   
Owner(s) Bob Correa, Greg Heineman, Roger Larsen and Tom Walsh[1]
Head coach Phil Weber
Championships 2 CBA

The Sioux Falls Skyforce is a professional basketball team that plays in the NBA Development League (D-League). They are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, and currently play at Heritage Court in the Sanford Pentagon, a place they have called home since the 2013-14 season. The Skyforce began in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in 1989. They played their home games at Sioux Falls Arena from then until the move to the Pentagon in 2013. They participated in four CBA championship finals, winning the championship trophy in 1996 (defeating the Fort Wayne Fury, four games to one) and 2005 (defeating the Rockford Lightning three games to one).

The Skyforce have also hosted the CBA All-Star Game three times: in 1996, 2000 and 2003.

In 2006, the Skyforce joined the D-League. In their first two seasons in the D-League, they were playoff contenders. Since then, they have made the postseason just twice. In 2009, they suffered a 2-1 series loss in the first round to the Tulsa 66ers. In 2014, they fared a bit better, sweeping the Canton Charge in the first round before being swept by the eventual champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the semifinals.

On June 10, 2013, the Miami Heat announced that they had entered into a single affiliation partnership with the Skyforce, beginning with the 2013–14 season.[2] The Miami Heat signature red/yellow color scheme was adopted into the Skyforce's jerseys, logo, and merchandise following this announcement.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Season League Conference Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Sioux Falls Skyforce
1989–90 CBA National Midwest 3rd 20 36 .357
1990–91 CBA American Midwest 3rd 26 30 .464
1991–92 CBA National Northern 4th 24 32 .429
1992–93 CBA National Midwest 3rd 26 30 .464
1993–94 CBA National Midwest 3rd 24 32 .429
1994–95 CBA National Western 2nd 34 22 .607 Lost First Round (Omaha) 2-1
1995–96 CBA National Northern 1st 32 24 .571 Won First Round (Oklahoma City) 3-1
Won NC Championship (Florida) 3-2
Won CBA Championship (Fort Wayne) 3-2
1996–97 CBA National 1st 47 9 .839 Lost First Round (Omaha) 3-2
1997–98 CBA National 2nd 31 25 .554 Won Semifinals (Yakima) 3-2
Won NC Championship (Fort Wayne) 3-0
Lost CBA Championship (Quad City) 4-3
1998–99 CBA National 1st 32 24 .571 Won First Round (Idaho) 3-2
Won NC Championship (Quad City) 3-2
Lost CBA Championship (Connecticut) 4-1
1999–00 CBA National 3rd 30 26 .536 Won First Round (Connecticut) 109-90
Lost Semifinals (La Crosse) 99-90
2000–01* CBA National 5th 8 15 .348
2000–01 IBL Western 3rd 16 14 .533 Lost First Round (Rockford) 111-91
2001–02 CBA American 2nd 33 23 .589 Lost Semifinals (Rockford) 3-1
2002–03 CBA National 4th 17 31 .354
2003–04 CBA 5th 23 25 .479
2004–05 CBA Western 2nd 31 17 .646 Won Semifinals (Dakota) 3-2
Won CBA Championship (Rockford) 3-1
2005–06 CBA Western 2nd 30 18 .625 Lost Round-Robin Tournament (2-0)
2006–07 D-League Eastern 2nd 30 20 .600 Won Division Semifinals (Fort Worth) 128-105
Lost Division Finals (Dakota) 115-113
2007–08 D-League Central 2nd 28 22 .560 Won Round 1 (Dakota) 101-89
Lost Semifinals (Austin) 99-93
2008–09 D-League Central 4th 25 25 .500
2009–10 D-League Eastern 2nd 32 18 .640 Lost Round 1 (Tulsa) 2-1
2010–11 D-League Eastern 7th 10 40 .200
2011–12 D-League Eastern 7th 15 35 .292
2012–13 D-League Central 4th 25 25 .500
2013–14 D-League Central 2nd 31 19 .620 Won Round 1 (Canton) 2-1
Lost Semifinals (Fort Wayne) 2-0
2014–15 D-League Eastern Central 1st 29 21 .580 Lost Round 1 (Canton) 2-1
Regular season 709 631 .529 1989–2015
Playoffs 42 42 .500 1989–2015
  • =The CBA folded in the middle of the 2000-01 season.

Current roster[edit]

Sioux Falls Skyforce roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 14 Cummings, Markeith 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–12–21 Kennesaw State
G 23 Davis, A. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–11–14 James Madison
G 12 Drew, Larry (FA) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990–03–05 UCLA
F Lufile, Chadrack Injured (I) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1990–09–11 Wichita State
G 13 McGruder, Rodney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1991–05–21 Kansas State
F/C 32 Mullens, Byron (I) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1989–02–14 Ohio State
G 11 Palo, Bubu 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991–07–09 Iowa State
G 9 Williams, Michael (I) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991–10–27 Cal State Fullerton
Head coach
  • Phil Weber
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Dustin Schramm

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2015–08–14

Affiliates[edit]

Former affiliates[edit]

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