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Kevin Keathley of the East Kentucky Miners - Mar 2, 2009


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Under-appreciated talent and minor-league basketball are almost synonymous with each other. Even though the Continental Basketball Association's season may have come to much-to-soon end, one cannot fail to recognize the quality of the players, and more significantly coaches, that are part of the league. In fact, the CBA may be home to one of America's top young and little known coaches, Kevin Keathley of the East Kentucky Miners.
Keathley, who in his 10 seasons as a coach has never had a losing season (in fact he's never even had to sweat having one), has implemented an offensive philosophy at East Kentucky that can only be compared to Loyola Marymount's Run-N-Gun... on steroids. In 2007-2008 seasons, East Kentucky averaged 111 points per game, including dropping an absolute ridiculous 194 points in the season finale. During this years CBA-ABA inter-league challenge, in which Keathley's team went 8-0, the miners managed to absolutely obliterate the West Virginia Wild 172-70, the largest margin of victory in CBA history and one of the most one-sided beat downs in the history of professional basketball.
Talent begets talent of course and just a week later Keathley coached CBA veteran Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) to a quadruple-double consisting of 22 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists and 10 steals, the first quadruple-double in Continental Basketball Association history. In fact if you cant remember that last time someone scored a quadruple double in the NBA, I don't blame you... it was 15 years ago when a little known player named David Robinson did it against the Pistons.
Jermaine was not to be outdone of course, and fellow teammate Mike Dean decided to add insult to injury against that same West Virginia team by scoring 50 points and 10 assists! What makes Dean's performance so extraordinary (aside from the obvious) is the fact that he became just the sixth player since 1975 to score 50 points while dishing out 10 assists in a professional game. Dean joins such names as Michael Jordan (6'7''-F-63, college: N.Carolina) and LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) to accomplish this feat since 1975... except people watching them had to pay $7.50 for a beer while doing it.
Keathley is undeniably a winner, leader and role model in every sense - his instant credibility is supplemented with genuine caring and concern for the well being of his players. His up-tempo offense will make you sweat just sitting in the stands and by the time the game is over you just might be cross-eyed from trying to keep up with its pace. He has an amazing reputation around the game, not just for his accomplishments on the court, but for the type of person he is. As they say, the cream rises to the top, and coach Keathley will one day bring his talents to the NBA...   




Greg Foster
Fort Wayne holds off Indianapolis in the title game to become back-to-back CBA champions - 1 month ago
titlFORT WAYNE 95, INDIANAPOLIS 92: (Danville, Ill.) - In a battle between the two top teams in the league, featuring the top-seeded Indianapolis Blaze and the second-seed and defending league champions, Fort Wayne Flite, it was fitting that the contest literally went down to the final minute. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with Indianapolis taking a 23-22 lead, only to have Fort Wayne erupt to a double-digit advantage midway through the second quarter behind Greg Foster (6...   [read more]

Antonio
Cannon
Top-seed Indianapolis and defending champs Fort Wayne to square off in all-Indiana title game - 1 month ago
FORT WAYNE 111, BOWLING GREEN 100: (Danville, Ill.) - Antonio Cannon (6'0''-PG-92, college: Indiana Tech) scored 14 of his team-high 27 points in the opening quarter Saturday as Fort Wayne advanced into the championship game of the Central Basketball Association Tournament for the third consecutive year. The defending champions topped Bowling Green, 111-100, in a semifinal game at Schlarman High School. Saturday's meeting was the first of the season for the two squads. 'Defensively, we di...   [read more]

Monte Burney
Bowling Green handles Illinois to clinch final postseason spot; playoff schedule released for next weekend - 1 month ago
BOWLING GREEN 91, ILLINOIS 82: (Russellville, Ky.) - The final game of the 2017 Central Basketball Association regular season provided much intrigue, as the winner of today's matchup would advance to the postseason tournament next weekend. Bowling Green was looking to clinch their fourth playoff berth in their five-year history, while Illinois was looking to play in front of their home crowd as the playoff tournament was being played on the Coal Miners' home court in Danville, Illinois ne...   [read more]


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