United States Basketball League

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United States Basketball League (USBL)
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Logo USBL
Sport Basketball
Founded 1985
Ceased 2008
Motto "The League of Opportunity"
Country USA
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Last
champion(s)
Kansas Cagerz (1st title)
Most titles Atlantic City Seagulls
Dodge City Legend
Miami Tropics (3 titles each)
Official website www.USBL.com

The United States Basketball League (OTCQBUSBL), often abbreviated to the USBL, was a professional men's spring basketball league. The league was formed in 1985.

History[edit]

The USBL started in 1985 as one of the first basketball leagues to play a late-spring to early-summer schedule. The league quickly became known as a development league for players, with many players moving up to the NBA and many more playing in Europe after stints here. In 1996, the league made a stock offering, a rarity among sports leagues. However, in later years, the league declined as rival leagues appeared and USBL had a tougher time replacing teams that folded. In the last two seasons, the league was mainly a midwestern league, with teams mainly in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

After speculation that the USBL might fold after the 2007 season,[1] the league announced that it would sit out the 2008 season and consider its options for the future.[2] In January 2010, the league expressed hopes to resume play in April 2010.[3] However, no further news has surfaced from the league.

The final champions are the Kansas Cagerz, who won the title game on July 1, 2007.

Locations of final USBL teams and divisions

Complete team list[edit]

USBL Champions[edit]

Notable past players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 

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