Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
 USA basketball USA Basketball
Men Professional
Men College
High Schools

 Canadian basketball Canadian Hoops
Americas Events
World Events
Upcoming Events
Nov 18: NBLC: NBLCanada starts
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover CBA basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

CBA Standings
 1. Indianapolis B. 6-2 
 2. Bowling Green H. 5-3 
 3. Ft.Wayne F. 5-3 
 4. Mississippi E. 4-4 
 5. Illinois Coal Miners 4-4 
 6. Baltimore Sh. 3-5 
 7. MidTenn S. 1-7 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Rebounds Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Assists Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Steals Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Blocks Per Game
 1.TBA 
 2.TBA 
 3.TBA 
 4.TBA 
 5.TBA 
Articles
Interviews

CBA holds landmark annual league meeting at the Under Armour Global Headquarters in Baltimore - Nov 21, 2016


POSTED BY:
EUROBASKET NEWS
  follow us on Facebook Twitter


Stephen
Curry
Traditionally, within the minor league basketball industry, the basketball leagues themselves focus solely on their respective local or regional markets; however, there is little or no networking or business relationships formed on the national or international level. Moreover, most minor league basketball organizations, on the league-level, lack the following critical elements: internal corporate structure, positive media relationships, short-term and long-term business strategies, as well as financial strength. They further lack a practical vision for success for everyone involved in their league, whether it be the individual team owners who are attempting to grow their small businesses, or players who are seeking an opportunity to advance their careers, or coaches who are hoping for an entry into the coveted high-school or collegiate coaching industry, or business partners who are looking for yet another avenue to engage in financial growth. This is where the Central Basketball Association has bucked all traditional norms of the minor league basketball industry, and has not only participated in a track-record of success over the last four seasons, but has also provided a pioneering platform for long-term viability and performance for all parties associated with the league. In 2015, after months of behind-the-scenes work, the CBA began a landmark partnership with Under Armour, which led to the sporting-apparel giant becoming the official apparel brand for the league. With the introduction of Under Armour uniforms, apparel, and products into the CBA, the goal of the relationship between these two entities was to begin a movement in the basketball industry, where players, coaches, and fans, equated the next-generation of success and popularity within basketball with Under Armour. As Golden State Warriors' guard, Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson), provided positive publicity for Under Armour at the NBA level, the goal for the CBA was to build and sustain that popularity at the grassroots level. However, in order to ensure that the CBA could fulfill its end of the bargain of promoting Under Armour at the local, regional, national, and international level, it became critical for the league to continue and build upon their plan for short-term and long-term growth and success. And what better place to engage in these strategic decisions than at the Under Armour Global Headquarters itself in Baltimore, Md. This past weekend, the CBA conducted its annual league meeting on the campus of Under Armour, consisting of league management as well as representatives from the following 10 teams, who are set to participate in the league's fifth year of competition in 2017: Baltimore, Bowling Green, Fort Wayne, Illinois, Indianapolis, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Peoria, and Washington. Critical matters were presented, evaluated, and negotiated this weekend such as techniques in promoting the Under Armour brand to high school, collegiate, AAU, and various other sporting organizations within each team's respective community. Furthermore, topics such as FIBA rules, revenue and business partnership opportunities for teams, player development, and the CBA Global Opportunities Program, were also discussed at the meeting. Not only was the league meeting a success for all parties that participated during the course of the three-day event in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, but it provided an opportunity for members of the league to further network with one another and continue to engage in a familial-style relationship. Regardless, though, of the content of the internal discussions at the league meeting, its very occurrence is a landmark moment for the CBA. It is one thing for a league to just wear Under Armour uniforms. It is; however, another thing for a league to engage in a healthy and critical partnership with a sporting-apparel giant, to the extent that the CBA is conducting its internal league meetings on the Under Armour campus. That, in itself, is the greatest success for the CBA to date; a feat that no other current minor league basketball organization has been able to accomplish.
Courtesy of: playcba.com   




Greg Foster
Fort Wayne holds off Indianapolis in the title game to become back-to-back CBA champions - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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]


1 | 2
Indianapolis clinches top seed, Mississippi earns playoff bid, Illinois & Bowling Green battle for final spot - 6 months ago  
Bowling Green completes record-setting rally to stun Middle Tennessee; Baltimore edges Fort Wayne late - 7 months ago  
Indianapolis pulls away from Mississippi in final quarter; Baltimore routs Middle Tennessee at home - 7 months ago  
Illinois stuns Indianapolis in rematch, Baltimore earns first win of the season in upset of Mississippi - 7 months ago  
Indianapolis outlasts Baltimore in offensive shootout; Bowling Green stuns Mississippi on the road - 7 months ago  
In a battle between the two expansion CBA teams, Illinois edges out Baltimore, 98-97, in final minute - 7 months ago  
The reigning champions got off to a good start - 8 months ago  
Al Ansar inks Greg Foster and releases Craig Winder !! - 10 months ago  
One hundred days away from the start of the league's fifth year, as the CBA unveils 2017 season schedule - 11 months ago  
New set of league players en route to South America to participate in CBA Brazil competition - 11 months ago  
CBA holds landmark annual league meeting at the Under Armour Global Headquarters in Baltimore - 1 Year ago  
Illinois Coal Miners join CBA for the 2017 season, bringing valuable basketball experience to the league - 1 Year ago  
East Coast expansion continues as the Washington Stars join the CBA for the 2017 season - 1 Year ago  
Shuckers add Baltimore to name, join new league - 1 Year ago  
USBasket.com All-CBA Awards 2016 - 1 Year ago  
Mission Accomplished: Undefeated Fort Wayne rout Middle Tennessee to become 2016 CBA Champions - 1 Year ago  
2016 CBA Playoff Semifinals: Fort Wayne clobbers Indianapolis; Middle Tennessee escapes Columbus - 1 Year ago  
Columbus edges Indianapolis in nail-biting finish to regular season - 1 Year ago  
Indianapolis Blaze signs Dion Smith - 1 Year ago  
Jones starts his pro career at Columbus Condors - 1 Year ago  
1 | 2

Site Map:
Usbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.