Four Teams on Tap for April Tipoff
Florida (Saturday, February 20, 2010) – The Continental Basketball League (CBL) increased its total number of teams by three this week, with the league announcing the addition of the Carolina Cougarz, Georgia Grizzlies and Savannah Wildcats. The trio joins the Wilmington Sea Dawgs, formerly of the Premier Basketball League, as the league prepares for an April tipoff.
At the forefront of the CBL is Commissioner Dennis Truax, who was a top executive with the Continental Basketball Association and the United States Basketball League.
“I am extremely pleased and honored to have been asked to help lead the CBL in their first season,” Truax said when he was announced to his post this past October. “The CBL has been designed to deliver the best basketball action during the spring months while serving as active, valued and integral members of their respective communities.
Truax also went on to say that many of the focal points of the league will be internet-driven.
“We want to use the internet to market and showcase the teams and talent in a new exciting way,” he stated. “The CBL will be at the forefront of all basketball minor leagues as a trend setter in this regard. With the explosion of immediate updates and information now society, the CBL will provide the fans with what they want, instant updates about the league and their favorite teams and players.”
The Carolina Cougarz will call Fayetteville, North Carolina, its home, while the Georgia Grizzlies will be based out of Atlanta. The CBL originally hoped for seven teams for its inaugural season, but it is currently unknown if the league plans to add any more clubs. The length of the upcoming season is projected to run from April until June.
For more information on the CBL, visit www.cblhoopsonline.com.