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June 30, 2011
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The American Basketball Association's co-founder and CEO, Joe Newman, issues a press release that says the ABA intends to expand to Birmingham once again. The ABA has been in the city once before, with the Birmingham Magicians in 2005. "Birmingham is one of the great cities in America that doesn't have a professional basketball team of our size," Newman said.

The new franchise will be owned by two former high school basketball teammates from John Carroll Catholic High School, Ron Steele and Artavious "Tay" Walker.

Steele was a standout student athlete at John Carroll and was a two-time Mr. Basketball before becoming a college All-American at the University of Alabama. He holds the record for the most assists in a game with seventeen and graduated in three years with a degree in financial planning. He currently plays basketball professionally in Israel and owns his own player development business.

Walker was part of two state basketball championships during his time at John Carroll. He played basketball at Grambling State before transferring to Birmingham-Southern to play basketball and football. He graduated with a BS in Accounting and Business Administration before going into management in the food service industry. He also owns his own cleaning business. "We know basketball and know that we can have a competitive team. But we also know the business of basketball and want to make our organization one of the best in the ABA off the court. It will be a fun venture."

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  Co-owner Ronald Steele
   
However, not everyone in Birmingham is happy about Newman's announcement. Former ABA franchise owner Reginald McDaniel, who owned the Birmingham Magicians, believes he still owns the market reservation for Birmingham, not Steele and Walker. McDaniel said he was surprised at the announcement and was not contacted by the league beforehand. "I have a right to this market. Once you purchase the market, you own the market. We were considering bringing back professional basketball, but probably not in the ABA."

Newman disagrees with that view and said McDaniel received a one year grace period to resume playing. When the Magicians did not return for the 2006 season, McDaniel automatically forfeited the market. Newman said McDaniel would be readmitted into another market, if that is his desire. While he believes McDaniel is a good man, Newman thinks McDaniel's legal practice and new marriage prevented him from returning.

McDaniel said the ABA became too unstable by the end of the 2005 season. The Magicians made the playoffs their only year, despite having a 5-14 record. McDaniel noted that they played in a ten team division that fell apart as the year progressed, finally ending up with only three of the teams remaining. "I never had a problem with Joe personally, unlike others, probably because I was a stable organization who he could expect would show up. The biggest problem the ABA had was a lot of people getting a team who can't afford to run them." McDaniel claims he lost more than $100,000 on the Magicians. McDaniel said he knew playing in the ABA would be a risk. "We thought we'd get more support from the city and county. We figured we could make enough money on the gate to manage operations." McDaniel says he has no regrets, however. "Even though I lost money, it was an experience that was very gratifying to actually run a team. I was living my dream."

Newman said there are currently around 90 ABA franchises and new teams entering the league must pony up $10,000 to reserve their respective market. "I want them to work hard and if they do that, they'll generate revenue needed to pay for their teams. If for any reason it doesn't work out, it can't be my fault. But I do everything I can to help them because I provide the best, biggest, boldest business plan -- better than the next 30 leagues combined."

Newman claims that 75% of the team owners are black or Hispanic. "For fifty years, blacks and Hispanics have been denied an opportunity to own a professional team. I opt on the side of inclusion. If they have the right character, they can produce the revenues and expenses. It's all in how they execute it."

The ABA has known many issues since the league resumed play in 2000. One estimate reported over fifty franchises had folded since 2000.

Even so, Newman thinks the talent in the ABA is on par with many of the National Basketball Association's bench players. "We don't have anybody who can match Kobe Bryant or LeBron James or Dwayne Wade. But to even think their players five through twelve are better than the ABA players, that's another thing coming. Trust me. It will blow your mind how good the ABA is."

February 12, 2012
The American Basketball Association made no formal announcement, but the local team will be known as the Birmingham Blitz.

February 14, 2012
Two days prior to their opening home game, the Blitz learn their opponent, the Tampa Bay Rain, has folded. The Blitz say the game will be played and the new opponent will be the Southwest Fellowship Warriors, who hail from Atlanta.

Co-owner Tay Walker dismissed the shutdown of Tampa Bay as a fact of life in semi-pro basketball. "It's just something that happens. Some guys get in it to try to get rich. It's definitely not about getting rich. It's about helping the community. It's a challenge getting the fans out, getting all communities and backgrounds involved. I definitely think we can do it. God put me and Ronnie in this position. He called us to do this. I just believe if we can get all communities behind this, Birmingham can have something special."

Walker said the Blitz will play half of its 30 regular season games at home, in the Bill Harris Arena located at the State Fairgrounds. He said that location came about because of a barter and trade deal with the city of Birmingham. "We give a certain amount of tickets to the city for allowing us to use this arena for a tradeoff. It usually costs $2,500 to rent this. We give out tickets (that are) $5 for the kids. We gave (the city) 500 tickets so it evened out."

Another big cost is player salaries. On average, each player makes $7,500 for the season and is paid monthly. "I'm not concerned at all. Me and Ron, we have faith. We already have a budget, it's already in place. We have commitments from sponsors who'll sponsor our team in January. We already have money in the bank to take care of our financial needs starting off," Walker said.

        
2012-13
American Basketball Association
Atlantic South
Division
California/NW
Division
Colonial
Division
Mid-Atlantic
Division
   Albany Shockwave    Bay Area Matrix    Hampton Road Stallions        Fayetteville Flight
   Atlanta Aliens    Central Valley Titans    Lynchburg Legends    Greenville Galaxy
   Atlanta Wildcats    Port City Pirates    Richmond Elite    Palmetto State Rizers
   Bahama All-Pro Show    Sacramento Heatwave        Seven City Knights    South Carolina Warriors    
   Birmingham Blitz    San Francisco Rumble      Tennessee Halos
   East Point Jaguars      
   Gainesville Heat      
   Georgia Gwizzlies      
   Gulf Coast Flash      
   Jacksonville Giants      
   Phenix City Bombers      
   Southwest Warriors      
   Tampa Bay Rain      
       
Mid-Central
Division
Northeast
Division
Pacific Northwest
Division
Rocky Mountain
Division
   Chicago Steam    Connecticut Topballerz        Alaska 49ers    Colorado Cougars
   Detroit Hoops    Jersey Express    Alaska Quake    Colorado Kings
   Indiana State Warriors    NYC Thunder    Calgary Crush  
   Lima Explosion    Staten Island Vipers    Kitsap Admirals  
   Michiana Monarchs      Lakewood Panthers  
   Oakland County Cowboys          Olympia Rise  
   Peoria Pride      Salem Sabres  
   Pontiac Firebirds      Seattle Mountaineers  
       Washington Rampage  
       
South Central
Division
SoCal
Division
Southwest
Division
 
   Bluff City Reign    Arizona Scorpions    Dallas Impact  
   Conway Cyclones    Fresno Flight    Houston Xperience  
   Jackson Showboats    Las Vegas Defenders    Louisiana Gators  
   Missouri Rhythm    Los Angeles Slam    North Dallas Vandals  
     Orange County Novastars        Oklahoma Stallions  
     San Diego Surf    Texas Fuel  
       West Texas Whirlwinds  
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Alaska 49ers logo   Alaska Quake logo   Albany Shockwave logo   Arizona Scorpions logo   Atlanta Aliens logo
Alaska 49ers   Alaska Quake   Albany Shockwave   Arizona Scorpions   Atlanta Aliens
                 
Atlanta Wildcats logo   Bahama All-Pro Show logo   Bay Area Matrix logo   Birmingham Blitz logo   Bluff City Reign logo
Atlanta Wildcats   Bahama All-Pro Show   Bay Area Matrix   Birmingham Blitz   Bluff City Reign
                 
Calgary Crush logo   Central Valley Titans logo   Chicago Steam logo   Colorado Cougars logo   Colorado Kings
Calgary Crush   Central Valley Titans   Chicago Steam   Colorado Cougars   Colorado Kings
                 
Connecticut Topballerz logo Conway Cyclones logo Dallas Impact logo Detroit Hoops logo East Point Jaguars logo
Connecticut Topballerz   Conway Cyclones   Dallas Impact   Detroit Hoops   East Point Jaguars
                 
Fayetteville Flight logo   Fresno Flight logo   Gainesville Heat logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo   Greenville Galaxy logo
Fayetteville Flight   Fresno Flight   Gainesville Heat   Georgia Gwizzlies   Greenville Galaxy
                 
Gulf Coast Flash logo   Hampton Road Stallions logo   Houston Xperience logo   Indiana State Warriors logo   Jackson Showboats logo
Gulf Coast Flash   Hampton Road Stallions   Houston Xperience   Indiana State Warriors   Jackson Showboats
                 
Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo   Kitsap Admirals logo   Lakewood Panthers logo   Las Vegas Defenders logo
Jacksonville Giants   Jersey Express   Kitsap Admirals   Lakewood Panthers   Las Vegas Defenders
                 
Lima Explosion logo   Los Angeles Slam logo   Louisiana Gators logo   Lynchburg Legends logo   Michiana Monarchs logo
Lima Explosion   Los Angeles Slam   Louisiana Gators   Lynchburg Legends   Michiana Monarchs
                 
Missouri Rhythm logo   North Dallas Vandals logo   NYC Thunder logo   Oakland Country Cowboys logo   Oklahoma Stallions logo
                 
Missouri Rhythm   North Dallas Vandals   NYC Thunder   Oakland County Cowboys   Oklahoma Stallions
                 
Olympia Rise logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Palmetto State Rizers logo   Logo
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  Phenix City Bombers logo
Olympia Rise   Orange County Novastars   Palmetto State Rizers   Peoria Pride   Phenix City Bombers
                 
Pontiac Firebirds logo Port City Pirates logo] Richmond Elite logo Sacramento Heatwave logo Salem Sabres logo
Pontiac Firebirds   Port City Pirates   Richmond Elite   Sacramento Heatwave   Salem Sabres
                 
San Diego Surf logo   San Francisco Rumble logo   Seattle Mountaineers logo   Seven City Knights logo   South Carolina Warriors logo
San Diego Surf   San Francisco Rumble   Seattle Mountaineers   Seven City Knights   South Carolina Warriors
                 
Southwest Warriors logo   Staten Island Vipers logo   Tampa Bay Rain logo   Logo
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  Texas Fuel logo
Southwest Warriors   Staten Island Vipers   Tampa Bay Rain   Tennessee Halos   Texas Fuel
                 
Washington Rampage logo   West Texas Whirlwinds logo            
Washington Rampage   West Texas Whirlwinds            
                 
November 2013
        
2013-14
American Basketball Association
Southeast-1
Division
Gulf Coast
Division
Mid-Atlantic
Division
North Central
Division
    Atlanta Aliens    Gulf Coast Flash    Carolina Coyotes    Chicago Steam
    Atlanta Wildcats    Jackson Showboats    Charleston City Lions    Detroit Hoops
    Birmingham Blitz    Lake City Kingdom Riders    Fayetteville Flight    Midwest Flames
    Gainesville Heat    Mobile Bay Tornados    Greenville Galaxy    Oakland County Firebirds
    Southwest Warriors    Monroe Magicians        Hampton Road Stallions        West Michigan Lake Hawks    
     New Orleans Cougars    Richmond Elite  
     Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks        Seven City Knights  
       
Northeast
Division
Northern California
Division
Pacific Northwest
Division
Southeast-2
Division
   Bronx Holy Flames    Orange County Novastars    Kitsap Admirals    Georgia Roadrunners
   Jersey Express    San Diego Surf    Lakewood Panthers    Jacksonville Giants
   New York Jamm    San Francisco Rumble    Seattle Moutaineers    Montgomery Blackhawks
   North Shore Tide      Tacoma Rise    South Coast Fire
   Staten Island Vipers      Washington Rampage    South Florida Gold
       
Southern California
Division
Southwest
Division
At-Large
Division
 
   Arizona Scorpions    Conway Cyclones    Calgary Crush  
   Bay Area Matrix    North Dallas Vandals    Colorado Kings  
   California Heatwave    South Texas Stingrays    Georgia Gwizzlies  
   Central Valley Titans    Texarkana Panthers    Grand Prairie Cowboys  
   Fresno Griffins    Texas Fuel    Missouri Rhythm  
   Inland Empire Invaders        West Texas Whirlwinds    Southern Illinois Monarchs      
  xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx  
                 
Arizona Scorpions logo   Atlanta Aliens logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo   Bay Area Matrix logo   Birmingham Blitz logo
Arizona Scorpions   Atlanta Aliens   Atlanta Wildcats   Bay Area Matrix   Birmingham Blitz
                 
Bronx Holy Flames logo   Calgary Crush logo   California Heatwave logo   Carolina Coyotes logo   Central Valley Titans logo
Bronx Holy Flames   Calgary Crush   California Heatwave   Carolina Coyotes   Central Valley Titans
                 
Charleston City Lions   Chicago Steam logo   Colorado Kings   Conway Cyclones logo   Detroit Hoops logo
Charleston City Lions   Chicago Steam   Colorado Kings   Conway Cyclones   Detroit Hoops
                 
Fayetteville Flight logo   Fresno Griffins logo   Gainesville Heat logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo   Georgia Roadrunners logo
Fayetteville Flight   Fresno Griffins   Gainesville Heat   Georgia Gwizzlies   Georgia Roadrunners
                 
Grand Prairie Cowboys logo Greenville Galaxy logo Gulf Coast Flash logo Hampton Road Stallions logo Inland Empire Invaders logo
Grand Prairie Cowboys   Greenville Galaxy   Gulf Coast Flash   Hampton Road Stallions   Inland Empire Invaders
                 
Jackson Showboats logo   Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo   Kitsap Admirals logo   Lake City Kingdom Riders logo
Jackson Showboats   Jacksonville Giants   Jersey Express   Kitsap Admirals   Lake City Kingdom Riders
                 
Lakewood Panthers logo   Midwest Flames logo   Missouri Rhythm logo   Mobile Bay Tornadoes logo   Monroe Magicians logo
Lakewood Panthers   Midwest Flames   Missouri Rhythm   Mobile Bay Tornados   Monroe Magicians
                 
Montgomery Blackhawks   New Orleans Cougars logo   New York Jamm logo   North Dallas Vandals logo   Logo
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Montgomery Blackhawks   New Orleans Cougars   New York Jamm   North Dallas Vandals   North Shore Tide
                 
Oakland County Firebirds logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Richmond Elite logo   San Diego Surf logo   San Francisco Rumble logo
Oakland County Firebirds   Orange County Novastars   Richmond Elite   San Diego Surf   San Francisco Rumble
                 
Seattle Mountaineers logo   Seven City Knights logo   Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks logo   South Coast Fire logo   South Florida Gold logo
Seattle Mountaineers   Seven City Knights   Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks   South Coast Fire   South Florida Gold
                 
South Texas Stingrays logo   Southern Illinois Monarchs logo   Southwest Warriors logo   Staten Island Vipers logo   Tacoma Rise logo
South Texas Stingrays   Southern Illinois Monarchs   Southwest Warriors   Staten Island Vipers   Tacoma Rise
                 
Texarkana Panthers logo   Texas Fuel logo   Washington Rampage logo   West Michigan Lake Hawks logo   West Texas Whirlwinds logo
Texarkana Panthers Texas Fuel Washington Rampage West Michigan Lake Hawks West Texas Whirlwinds
                 
November 2014
          
2014-15
American Basketball Association
Gulf Coast
Division
Mid-Atlantic
Division
North Central
Division
Northeast
Division
Northern California
Division
   Birmingham Blitz    Baltimore Hawks    Chicago Fury    Bronx Holy Flames    Bay Area Matrix
   Bowling Green Bandits    Charleston City Lions    Chicago Steam    Brooklyn Skyrockets    Central Valley Titans
   Jackson Showboats    Fayetteville Flight    Coast II Coast All-Stars    Jersey Express    San Francisco Rumble    
   Memphis Lions    North Carolina Coyotes    Detroit Hoops    Philadelphia Spirit  
   Mobile Bay Tornados    Richmond Elite    Indy Naptown All-Stars    Providence Sky Chiefs  
   Montgomery Blackhawks      Libertyville Vipers    Staten Island Vipers  
   Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks          Milwaukee RimRattlers    Steel City Yellow Jackets      
       Motor City Firebirds    
       Oakland County Cowboys    
       Southern Illinois Monarchs    
       Team NetWork    
       West Michigan Lake Hawks        
         
Pacific Northwest
Division
Southern California
Division
Southeast
Division
Southwest
Division
At-Large
Division
   Calgary Crush    Arizona Scorpions    Atlanta Wildcats    Am-Mex Swarm    Colorado Kings
   Kitsap Admirals    Inland Empire Invaders    Georgia Gwizzlies    Austin Boom    DMV Kings
   Lakewood Panthers    Los Angeles Slam    Jacksonville Giants    Baytown Bandits    Metroplex Lightning
   Seattle Mountaineers    Oceanside A-Team    Miami Midnites    Louisiana Soul    Missouri Rhythm
   Vancouver Balloholics    Orange County Novastars        South Florida Gold    Sugar Land Legends    Shizuoka Gymrats
     San Diego Surf    Southcoast Fire    Taxarkana Panthers  
       Southwest Warriors    Texas Fuel  
         West Texas Whirlwinds  
  xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx  
                 
Am-Mex Swarm logo   Arizona Scorpions logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo   Austin Boom logo   Baltimore Hawks logo
Am-Mex Swarm   Arizona Scorpions   Atlanta Wildcats   Austin Boom   Baltimore Hawks
                 
Bay Area Matrix logo   Baytown Bandits logo   Birmingham Blitz logo   Bowling Green Bandits logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo
Bay Area Matrix   Baytown Bandits   Birmingham Blitz   Bowling Green Bandits   Bronx Holy Flames
                 
Brooklyn Skyrockets logo   Calgary Crush logo   Central Valley Titans logo   Charleston City Lions   Chicago Fury logo
Brooklyn Skyrockets   Calgary Crush   Central Valley Titans   Charleston City Lions   Chicago Fury
                 
Chicago Steam logo   Coast II Coast All-Stars logo   Colorado Kings   Detroit Hoops logo   DMV Kings logo
Chicago Steam   Coast II Coast All-Stars   Colorado Kings   Detroit Hoops   DMV Kings
                 
Fayetteville Flight logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo   Indy Naptown All Stars logo   Inland Empire Invaders logo   Jackson Showboats logo
Fayetteville Flight   Georgia Gwizzlies   Indy Naptown All Stars   Inland Empire Invaders   Jackson Showboats
                 
Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo   Kitsap Admirals logo   Lakewood Panthers logo   Libertyville Vipers logo
Jacksonville Giants   Jersey Express   Kitsap Admirals   Lakewood Panthers   Libertyville Vipers
                 
Los Angeles Slam logo   Louisiana Soul logo   Memphis Lions logo   Metroplex Lightning logo   Miami Midnites logo
Los Angeles Slam   Louisiana Soul   Memphis Lions   Metroplex Lightning   Miami Midnites
                 
Milwaukee Rimrattlers logo   Missouri Rhythm logo   Mobile Bay Tornadoes logo   Montgomery Blackhawks   Oakland County Firebirds logo
Milwaukee RimRattlers Missouri Rhythm Mobile Bay Tornados Montgomery Blackhawks Motor City Firebirds
                 
North Carolina Coyotes logo   Oakland Country Cowboys logo   Oceanside A-Team logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Philadelphia Spirit logo
North Carolina Coyotes   Oakland County Cowboys   Oceanside A-Team   Orange County Novastars   Philadelphia Spirit
                 
Providence Sky Chiefs logo   Richmond Elite logo   San Diego Surf logo   San Francisco Rumble logo   Seattle Mountaineers logo
Providence Sky Chiefs   Richmond Elite   San Diego Surf   San Francisco Rumble   Seattle Mountaineers
                 
Shizuoka Gymrats logo   Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks logo   South Florida Gold logo   South Coast Fire logo   Southern Illinois Monarchs logo
Shizuoka Gymrats   Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks   South Florida Gold   Southcoast Fire   Southern Illinois Monarchs
                 
Southwest Warriors logo   Staten Island Vipers logo   Steel City Yellow Jackets logo   Sugar Land Legends logo   Texarkana Panthers logo
Southwest Warriors   Staten Island Vipers   Steel City Yellow Jackets   Sugar Land Legends   Texarkana Panthers
                 
Team NetWork logo   Texas Fuel logo            
Team NetWork   Texas Fuel            
                 
November 2015
          
2015-16
American Basketball Association
Gulf Coast
Division
Mid-Atlantic
Division
North Central
Division
North East
Division
Northern California
Division
   Birmingham Blitz    Baltimore Hawks    Chicago Fury    Bronx Holy Flames    Bay Area Matrix
   Bowling Green Bandits    Charleston City Lions    Chicago Steam    Brooklyn Skyrockets    Central Valley Titans
   Columbus Blackhawks    Fayetteville Flight    Indy Naptown All-Stars    Jersey Express    San Francisco Rumble    
   Jackson Showboats    North Carolina Coyotes    Libertyville Vipers    Philadelphia Spirit  
   Memphis Lions    Richmond Elite    Motor City Firebirds    Providence Sky Chiefs  
   Mobile Bay Tornados      Oakland County Cowboys    Staten Island Vipers  
   Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks          Southern Illinois Monarchs    Steel City Yellow Jackets      
       Team NetWork    
       West Michigan Lake Hawks        
         
Pacific North West
Division
Southern California
Division
South East
Division
South West
Division
At-Large
Division
   Calgary Crush    Arizona Scorpions    Atlanta Wildcats    Am-Mex Swarm    Colorado Kings
   Kitsap Admirals    Inland Empire Invaders    Georgia Gwizzlies    Austin Boom    Missouri Rhythm
   Lakewood Panthers    Oceanside A-Team    Jacksonville Giants    Baytown Bandits  
   Seattle Mountaineers    Orange County Novastars        Miami Midnites    Sugar Land Legends  
   Vancouver Balloholics    San Diego Surf    South Florida Gold    Taxarkana Panthers  
       Southcoast Fire    Texas Fuel  
       Southwest Warriors    West Texas Whirlwinds  
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Am-Mex Swarm logo   Arizona Scorpions logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo   Austin Boom logo   Baltimore Hawks logo
Am-Mex Swarm   Arizona Scorpions   Atlanta Wildcats   Austin Boom   Baltimore Hawks
                 
Bay Area Matrix logo   Baytown Bandits logo   Birmingham Blitz logo   Bowling Green Bandits logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo
Bay Area Matrix   Baytown Bandits   Birmingham Blitz   Bowling Green Bandits   Bronx Holy Flames
                 
Brooklyn Skyrockets logo   Calgary Crush logo   Central Valley Titans logo   Charleston City Lions   Chicago Fury logo
Brooklyn Skyrockets   Calgary Crush   Central Valley Titans   Charleston City Lions   Chicago Fury
                 
Chicago Steam logo   Colorado Kings   Montgomery Blackhawks   Fayetteville Flight logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo
Chicago Steam   Colorado Kings   Columbus Blackhawks   Fayetteville Flight   Georgia Gwizzlies
                 
Indy Naptown All Stars logo   Inland Empire Invaders logo   Jackson Showboats logo   Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo
Indy Naptown All Stars   Inland Empire Invaders   Jackson Showboats   Jacksonville Giants   Jersey Express
                 
Kitsap Admirals logo   Lakewood Panthers logo   Libertyville Vipers logo   Memphis Lions logo   Miami Midnites logo
Kitsap Admirals   Lakewood Panthers   Libertyville Vipers   Memphis Lions   Miami Midnites
                 
Missouri Rhythm logo   Mobile Bay Tornadoes logo   Oakland County Firebirds logo   North Carolina Coyotes logo   Oakland Country Cowboys logo
Missouri Rhythm   Mobile Bay Tornados   Motor City Firebirds   North Carolina Coyotes   Oakland County Cowboys
                 
Oceanside A-Team logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Philadelphia Spirit logo   Providence Sky Chiefs logo   Richmond Elite logo
Oceanside A-Team Orange County Novastars Philadelphia Spirit Providence Sky Chiefs Richmond Elite
                 
San Diego Surf logo   San Francisco Rumble logo   Seattle Mountaineers logo   Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks logo   South Florida Gold logo
San Diego Surf   San Francisco Rumble   Seattle Mountaineers   Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks   South Florida Gold
                 
South Coast Fire logo   Southern Illinois Monarchs logo   Southwest Warriors logo   Staten Island Vipers logo   Steel City Yellow Jackets logo
Southcoast Fire   Southern Illinois Monarchs   Southwest Warriors   Staten Island Vipers   Steel City Yellow Jackets
                 
Sugar Land Legends logo   Team NetWork logo   Texarkana Panthers logo   Texas Fuel logo   Vancouver Balloholics logo
Sugar Land Legends   Team NetWork   Texarkana Panthers   Texas Fuel   Vancouver Balloholics
                 
West Michigan Lake Hawks logo                
West Michigan Lake Hawks                
                 
November 2016
        
2016-17
American Basketball Association
Gulf Coast
Division
Far West
Division
Southwest
Division
Great Plains
Division
   Birmingham Blitz ​   Arizona Scorpions    ATX Warriors    Bartlesville Rimrattlers
   Bowling Green Bandits    California Golden Tigers    Austin Bats    Colorado Kings
   Georgia Gwizzlies    California Sea-Kings    Houston Xperience    Kansas City Soul
   Jackson Showboats    Hawaii Hammerheads    Kyle Stallions    Kansas City Steel
   Memphis Dons    Henderson Hawks    Laredo Swarm    Salina Saints
   Mid-South Echoes    LA Palms    San Antonio Blaze    Tulsa Twisters
   Mobile Bay Tornados    Las Vegas Jokers    Texarkana Panthers  
   Pensacola Lightning    NV Senators    Texas Fuel  
     Oceanside A-Team    Texas Red Wolves  
     Orange County Novastars        Texas Sky Riders  
     San Diego Surf    Universal City Seraphim      
     Shizouka Gymrats    West Texas Whirlwinds  
     Tucson Buckets    
     Yuba City Goldminers    
       
Louisiana
Division
Florida
Division
Northeast
Division
Chesapeake
Division
   Hub City Warriors    Florida All Stars    Atlantic Coast Cardinals    Baltimore Hawks
   LA Kingdom Riders    Jacksonville Giants    Boston Conquerors    DMV Warriors
   Lafayette Legends    Orlando Waves    Bronx Holy Flames    PG Valor
   Louisiana Cajun All Stars    Sarasota Manatee    Buffalo Blue Hawks    Philadelphia Cannon
   Shreveport-Bossier Flight    South Florida Gold    Elmira Eagles    Reading Wizards
   Twin City Jazz    St. Petersburg Tide    Jersey Express    Sailsbury Bulldogs
       Long Island Jaguars    Steel City Yellow Jackets    
       New England Anchors    Trenton Cagers
       New York Court Kingz    York Buccaneers
       Springfield Sting  
       WNY Thundersnow  
       
North Central
Division
Mid-Atlantic
Division
Tri-State
Division
Georgia
Division
   Detroit Fast Forward    Carolina Cougars    Chicago Fury    Atlanta Aliens
   Grand Rapids Danger    Charleston City Lions    Chicago Steam    Atlanta Storm
   Kalamazoo Cobras    Fayetteville Flight    Gem City Hall of Famers    Atlanta Wildcats
   Motor City Firebirds    Fredericksburg Grizzlies    Indiana Terminators    Columbus Blackhawks
   Oakland County Cowboys    Greenville Galaxy    Indy Naptown All Stars    Gainesville Heat
   Team Network    RDC Vulcans    Kentucky Enforcers    Georgia Kingz
   West Michigan Lake Hawks        Richmond Elite    Libertyville Vipers    Southwest Warriors
     Virginia Storm    South Bend Monarchs  
       Windy City Groove  
       Wisconsin Rimrockers  
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Arizona Scorpions logo   Atlanta Aliens logo   Atlanta Storm logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo   Atlantic Coast Cardinals logo
Arizona Scorpions   Atlanta Aliens   Atlanta Storm   Atlanta Wildcats   Atlantic Coast Cardinals
                 
ATX Warriors logo   Austin Bats logo   Baltimore Hawks logo   Bartlesville Rimrattlers logo   Birmingham Blitz logo
ATX Warriors   Austin Bats   Baltimore Hawks   Bartlesville Rimrattlers   Birmingham Blitz
                 
Boston Conquerors logo   Bowling Green Bandits logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo   Buffalo Blue Hawks logo   California Golden Tigers logo
Boston Conquerors   Bowling Green Bandits   Bronx Holy Flames   Buffalo Blue Hawks   California Golden Tigers
                 
California Sea-Kings logo   Charleston City Lions   Carolina Cougars logo   Chicago Fury logo   Chicago Steam logo
California Sea-Kings   Charleston City Lions   Carolina Cougars   Chicago Fury   Chicago Steam
                 
Colorado Kings   Montgomery Blackhawks   Detroit Fast Forward logo   DMV Warriors logo   Elmira Eagles logo
Colorado Kings   Columbus Blackhawks   Detroit Fast Forward   DMV Warriors   Elmira Eagles
                 
Fayetteville Flight logo   Florida All Stars logo   Fredericksburg Grizzlies logo   Gainesville Heat logo   Logo
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Fayetteville Flight   Florida All Stars   Fredericksburg Grizzlies   Gainesville Heat   Gem City Hall of Famers
                 
Georgia Gwizzlies logo   Georgia Kingz logo   Grand Rapids Danger logo   Greenville Galaxy logo   Hawaii Hammerheads logo
Georgia Gwizzlies   Georgia Kingz   Grand Rapids Danger   Greenville Galaxy   Hawaii Hammerheads
                 
Henderson Hawks logo   Houston Xperience logo   Logo
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  Indiana Terminators logo   Indy Naptown All Stars logo
Henderson Hawks   Houston Xperience   Hub City Warriors   Indiana Terminators   Indy Naptown All Stars
                 
Jackson Showboats logo Jacksonville Giants logo Jersey Express logo Kalamazoo Cobras logo Kansas City Soul logo
Jackson Showboats   Jacksonville Giants   Jersey Express   Kalamazoo Cobras   Kansas City Soul
                 
Kansas City Steel logo   Kentucky Enforcers logo   Kyle Stallions logo   Logo
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  LA Palms logo
Kansas City Steel   Kentucky Enforcers   Kyle Stallions   LA Kingdom Riders   LA Palms
                 
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Epilogue
In early 2017, the Birmingham Blitz were sold to Kimberly Meadows Clark and renamed the Magic City Blitz.
 
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Last update: October 16, 2018