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Four Teams Leaving CBA for NBA D-League

 
Rockets re-sign Dante Exum
Timberwolves sign Leandro Bolmaro
Nuggets sign Petr Cornelie to a two-way contract
Cavaliers sign guard Kevin Pangos
Lakers hire David Fizdale and John Lucas III as assistant coaches, and add to training staff
Mavericks sign Frank Ntilikina
Utah Jazz waive Jarrell Brantley
Timberwolves re-sign Jarred Vanderbilt Jordan and McLaughlin
Cavaliers re-sign Brodric Thomas to a two-way contract
OKC Thunder sign Paul Watson Jr. to a two-way contract
Grizzlies waive Marc Gasol
Celtics trade Kris Dunn and Carsen Edwards to Grizzlies for Juancho Hernangomez
Miami Heat sign Caleb Martin to a two-way contract
Cedric Ceballos remains in hospital dealing with serious COVID-19 issues
Utah Jazz sign Derrick Alston Jr.
In G League, Santa Cruz Warriors name new GM and head coach
OKC Thunder waive forward Josh Hall
Heat sign Javonte Smart, Micah Potter and Dru Smith
Lakers trade Marc Gasol to Grizzlies
Nets sign Paul Millsap
Lakers sign DeAndre Jordan
Orlando Magic sign E’Twaun Moore
Nets waive Jahlil Okafor
San Antonio Spurs name Matt Nielsen an assistant coach
Pacers forward T.J. Warren remains out with foot injury
In G League, Iowa Wolves name Jeff Newton new head coach
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| Apr. 6, 2006

Colorado 14ers, Dakota Wizards, Idaho Stampede and Sioux Falls Skyforce leaving CBA for NBA Development League

The Continental Basketball Association announced today that four teams have withdrawn from the league to join the NBA Development League. The expansion Colorado 14ers, Dakota Wizards, Idaho Stampede, and Sioux Falls Skyforce will not be competing in the CBA for the 2006-07 season.

"The CBA extends its best wishes to the departing clubs and thanks them for their contributions to the league," said CBA Commissioner Gary Hunter. "The CBA remains a viable option for minor league franchises, players who are seeking to develop and advance to the next level, and coaches who are seeking to enrich their careers.

"The passion and commitment that has been expressed by our current teams gives us great optimism that the CBA will continue its unique and colorful 60-year reign as the oldest professional basketball league in the world for years to come."

The CBA recently completed its 60th anniversary season on March 27 with the Yakama Sun Kings defeating the Gary Steelheads in a best-of-three-game series. That series featured the CBA's 2006 Player of the Year, Anthony Goldwire (Sun Kings), and the CBA's 2006 Coach of the Year, Jaren Jackson (Steelheads).

CBA FACTS

· The CBA had 13 NBA call-ups this season, giving the league 600 NBA call-ups since the league began keeping track in 1978.

· Currently, 10 NBA head coaches have either coached or played in the CBA. Included in that list are: Rick Carlisle (Indiana), Maurice Cheeks (Philadelphia), Bob Hill (Seattle), Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers), Eddie Jordan (Washington), George Karl (Denver), Sam Mitchell (Toronto), Flip Saunders (Detroit), Jerry Sloan (Utah), and Terry Stotts (Milwaukee).

· There were 37 members of NBA coaching staffs this season that had ties to the CBA.

· 38 CBA alums were on 2005-06 NBA opening-night rosters.

· The average attendance for CBA games this season was 2,426 (192 games). The Yakama Sun Kings led the league with an average attendance of 3,824.

· The CBA is the oldest professional basketball league in the world, having recently completed its 60th anniversary season.


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