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The Italian Coach Antonio d'Albero signed for Chicago Lady Steam - Dec 10, 2012


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Antonio
d'Albero
Will be an Italian - or better a 'casertano' (Caserta's citizen) - the next Head Coach of WABA's new franchise (Women's American Basketball Association). In fact, the newly Chicago Lady Steam team and owner Ron Hicks, hire Antonio d'Albero, who has already been in the past head coach of Napoli (Italy) and Under 20 Macedonia National Team and had had a big experience as head coach in the dameligaen championship in Denmark. The new partnership will start since second half of December, when the arrival of the italian coach to the Wind City is scheduled. Coach D'Albero first step will be training camp and tryout for selecting the last players for the new season's roster.

ABOUT WABA - The Women's American Basketball Association (WABA) is a name given to four professional women's basketball leagues in the United States. The first league played one season in 1984. The second league played an All-Star Tour in 1992 and then three full seasons from 1993-95. The third league played one season in 2002. The fourth league is in expansion and starts play in 2012. The first WABA was founded by Bill Byrne, founder of the WBL in hopes of cashing in on the USA Olympic team's success in Los Angeles in 1984. While some talented players played in the league (including Nancy Lieberman, Molly Bolin, Pamela McGee and Paula McGee) most of the league's teams folded before the league championship, which was won by Dallas over Chicago.
The WABA formed in 2001 and played one season in 2002. The 2002 championship game was played June 2, 2002 and won by the York City Noise.

ABOUT CHICAGO LADY STEAM - Is a basketball team founded in 2009 by Ron Hicks. The sole mission is to give young women a showcase for their basketball talents, helping to position them to play professional basketball overseas. The Chicago Lady Steam is the sister team of the ABA's Chicago Steam. To complete the new US Women's League will be: Cleveland Crush, Detroit Black Hawks, Columbus Hidden Gems, Grand Rapids and Indiana Indy's Finest.
  




ABA re-launches the WABA - 3 Years ago

As you can see, some of the Women's American Basketball Association teams have yet started operations for the 2013 season. Just at the end of 2012, we had received this release from the ABA: The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that it will re-launch the WABA with play anticipated to begin in May, 2013. "There's no doubt that the interest in another women's professional basketball league is there," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "But it has been difficult organizing the league   [read more]
WABA Game: Powered by Palacios,Lady Steam narrowly defeat Columbus 73-68 - 3 Years ago

In his coaching debut for Chicago Lady Steam, Antonio d'Albero had to sweat it out to the very end with his team slipping by Columbus 73-68. It was a close contest throughout the entire 40 minutes of the game. In the first half, the Lady Steam was led on offense by the stellar plays of Shante Clark while Keshia Richardson made it extremely difficult for Columbus to generate any type of offensive tempo. The Lady Steam went into the locker rooms at half-time tied with Columbus 30-30   [read more]

Florencia
Palacios
Chicago Lady Steam sign Florencia Palacios - 4 Years ago

The first shot of coach Antonio d'Albero and Chicago Steam Lady is the argentinians wing, with italian passport, Florencia Palacios (6'0''-G/F-85). She born December 1985, and will be the first Italian/Argentinian player to land in to the newly WABA. About her career She starts playing basketball in Argentina to Velez Sarfield youth team, where she wins her first junior Championship, before to move, in 2003, to the Union Florida - South America-   [read more]



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