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Will Birmingham play in the Southern Basketball Association?

July 5, 2018
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A proposed basketball league named the Southern Basketball Association is announced by league commissioner Randy R. Lyons.

The SBA plans to begin play with eight teams located in southern cities. Team names are believed to be Atlanta Traffic, Birmingham Magicians, Chattanooga Coal Miners, Columbus Rafters, Huntsville Boosters, Montgomery Capitals, Nashville Bobcats, and Tennessee Valley Riverboats. The Tennessee Valley team will be based in Knoxville.

The league already has a schedule in place and the first games will take place in May 2020.

Each team will play 14 home games and hopes to compete in arenas with a capacity of at least 5,000. Games are scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm.

No details on team ownerships were given, but the league's website asks for potential owners and/or general managers to submit an application.

In 2005-06 the city had a team named the Birmingham Magicians in the American Basketball Association. If the two Magicians teams have any ties to each other, there is no indication at this point.

The league's website claims that the Birmingham Magicians will play in Bill Harris Arena, which is part of the Birmingham Crossplex.
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Atlanta Traffic   Birmingham Magicians   Chattanooga Coal Miners   Columbus Rafters   Huntsville Boosters
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Montgomery Capitals   Nashville Bobcats   Tennessee Valley Riverboats        

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