Chicago, IL- The Philadelphia 76ers added experience and knowledge with their recent addition of Rob Baker to their front office.
Baker, who is a three-time Coach of the Year winner while in the Premier Basketball League, has furthered his career into the NBA after seven successful years in the PBL and 12 years in professional basketball.
In 2005, Baker would begin his seven-year tenure in the PBL as the head coach of the Rochester RazorSharks, and would go on to win three championship titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Each of those years he would go on to win the league’s Coach of the Year award.
He would then go on to further his career into the NBA Development League as an assistant coach for the Bakersfield Jam and helped lead his team to the top of the Western Conference standings after winning 72-percent of their games.
In 2013, Baker had the opportunity to run his own team again as head coach for the Delaware 87ers, the farm team for the 76ers.
Lima, OH - The Lima Express have acquired guard, Mark Stevenson, who was the Premier Basketball League's 3rd overall pick in the 2014 PBL Draft, via the Danville Riverhawks for future considerations.
A junior college transfer, Mark finished his college career at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he averaged 11 points, five rebounds and four assists during the 2010-2011 season.
Stevenson, a 6-2 guard from South Bend, IN, played two seasons at Chabot College Junior College in Hayward, CA. Mark, a two-time all-league performer for the Gladiators, led the team with 13.9 points per game while knocking down 59 three-pointers and shooting 79.5 percent from the free throw line in 2009-10. He scored at least 20 points on six occasions including a season high of 30 at San Jose City.
As a freshman, Stevenson led the Gladiators with 11.6 points per game. He connected on 72 three-pointers at a 41.6 percent clip and shot 45 percent from the field overall. He had five 20-point performances, including 24 in his career opener when he went 7-for-10 from three-point range against Cosumnes River.
At Chabot, Stevenson played under Denny Aye who has 722 career victories in 34 years of coaching.
"I am really grateful and looking forward to the upcoming season with Lima Express. I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet great teammates, coaches, fans and doing what I can to help this team succeed", said Stevenson.
The 6’2’’ South Bend native will be a rookie in the Premier Basketball League this season, which will open up on December 7th, 2014.