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Robert Spon to Coach Recent PBL Championship Razorsharks
posted 07/17/2014

Rochester, NY- On Wednesday July 16th, the Rochester RazorSharks will introduce their new head coach for the 2015 season, Robert Spon. An introductory press conference is set to be held in the lower atrium of the Blue Cross Arena at 11:00 am.

Coach Spon brings a history of coaching experience that spans over twenty years most notably six years with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers scouting department during LeBron James era. Coach Spon was named Honorable Mention to Pro Basketball News’ list of the Top 10 Minor League coaches in 2009, when he led the Manchester Millrats to the Premier Basketball League’s Atlantic Conference Championship. He also won the Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Spon will become the RazorSharks fourth head coach in the team’s 10 year history, replacing former head coach and Syracuse University all-time leading scorer Lawrence Moten. Spon looks to continue the organizational success of last year’s 17-1 regular season record which led to the 4th PBL Championship this past season.

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Premier Basketball League Adds First Ever Wisconsin Team
by anthony@thepbl.com posted 07/15/2014

The Premier Basketball League continues to add strength on and off the court with their newest addition in the Midwest.

Successful businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Tyler, purchased the Racine Storm back in 2014 with a visual idea of bringing the best level of minor league basketball to Wisconsin.

"We are very honored and pleased to bring our exciting brand of basketball to Racine, Wisconsin and the PBL. Our relationship with a quality organization such as the PBL shall allow us to show the world that basketball in Racine is played on a very high level," stated the Storm's owner, Michael Tyler.

As the Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel, Clint Bryant, will be in charge of utilizing Wisconsin's local talent and ability to produce a championship contending team.

"Racine has a rich basketball history that we shall strive to exemplify and broadcast to the world," stated Tyler.

The Storm will also host a major press conference in August discussing the team's decision to join the PBL, venue, staff and more in-depth information for the upcoming season.


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Premier Basketball League Welcomes New League Sponsorships
posted 07/11/2014

TOAST Pain Relief and Dr. Greenfield Specialty Skin Care Products Become Official Sponsors of the Premier Basketball League

Chicago, IL- Basketball is a physically demanding sport, in which conditioning is important and where sprains, strains and sore muscles often sideline players.

The Premier Basketball League is providing Toast brand topical pain relief products to all of its teams to ensure that its players manage pain properly. 

“We are very excited to work with the PBL – and help maximize the potential of each players athletic abilities and improve their overall wellness.” Cliff Zlotnik, Chief Strategy Officer.

Founded in 2000 by professional athletes who needed superior pain relief products, TOAST offers a range of products to help enable athletes to meet the physical challenges of daily life, physical workouts and athletic competition.

The skin is the body's largest organ; Dr. Greenfield's products care for skin by nourishing, moisturizing skin and maintaining a healthy skin environment.

Dr. Greenfield’s specialty skin care products tackle skin issues that athletes commonly encounter, such as athletes foot, ringworm, dry/cracked skin, calluses and other skin problems.

"Many professional football, hockey, soccer, MMA fighters and other sports teams know and trust Toast and Dr. Greenfield’s brand products. With over 14 years of history, Toast and Dr. Greenfield’s have proven to be efficacious and often the differentiator for many athletes – keeping them where they belong…in the game” Steve Okabayashi, Sales Director.

It is a natural fit for the PBL to make TOAST topical pain relief products and Dr. Greenfield’s specialty skin care products official sponsors of the PBL.

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PBL and BPS Partner to Keep Youth Active
by Anthony Weihofen posted 07/07/2014

Chicago, IL- The Premier Basketball League’s, ‘Keeping Youth Active’ program is ready for take-off and we want to see how you’re spending your summer.

Whether you’re playing a game of basketball, fishing, hiking, at the beach or just spending some quality time outdoors we want to know how you’re spending your summer vacation. It’s simple, just send us a photo of yourself, your friends or a group of you and we will select a few of the best pictures for the contest. You can even stop and send us a selfie.  

Sounds cool, right? Well, what’s even better is that Bass Pro Shops and the Premier Basketball League have come together to help you win prizes simply by sending us a photo of how you’re spending your summer vacation. We’ll put up the top pictures and people vote with Facebook ‘LIKES’ to decide the winner. As part of our summer program, participants must be outdoors and enjoying nature or doing physical activity in order to be eligible to win.

Different prizes will be sent out to various participants. So if you’re looking for sporting gear, athletic apparel, merchandise or possibly even tickets to a local basketball game then this contest is for you.

All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ us at facebook.com/PremierBasketballLeague and send in your photos to . Voters must ‘LIKE’ the PBL on Facebook for votes to count. The voting booths will close on Thursday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m. central time.


About Bass Pro:

Bass Pro Shops® is a company made up of associates who are dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. We understand the power of nature and how enjoying the great outdoors helps build strong families and contributes to healthy, happy lifestyles. Bass Pro Shops® helps kids discover how to have fun outdoors in a variety of ways. Our 60+ stores across the U.S. and Canada host in-store events throughout the year that provide workshops and seminars dedicated to helping kids and adults learn how to camp, fish, hike, hunt, paddle and more.  To learn how you can gear up and get active in the outdoors, find a Bass Pro Shops® near you at http://www.basspro.com/stores.

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Premier Basketball League 2014 Summer Combine
posted 06/04/2014

Chicago, IL- The chance for you to play professional basketball is coming to Chicago, Illinois. On August 23rd, 2014 the Premier Basketball League will be hosting their summer combine.

Register to participate for a chance to showcase your talents in front of former NBA players, PBL coaches, General Managers and other officials involved in the league.

Thanks to Flixpress, one of the major sponsors in the PBL, this opportunity comes free of charge for those who will be looking to participate in this event. The combine will be held at one of the leading major arenas in the city of Chicago that is yet to be announced.  

Hotel deals will be available for players coming out of town and looking to stay after the one-day combine has completed.

This free experience is an exclusive opportunity to fulfill your dreams and become a professional basketball player. If you wish to participate in this year’s free 2014 PBL summer combine, please fill out the form here to receive updated information.

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