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MPBA's 2015 top coach hired by Mad Ants of D-League - Oct 7, 2016

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A.J. Guyton
October 7, 2016

The Midwest Professional Basketball Association's 2015 Coach of the Year has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the National Basketball Development League (NBA D-League).

Al Grushkin led the St. Louis RiverSharks to a 16-4 record in 2015, as well as a trip to the MPBA finals, where his team dropped a heartbreaker to the Champaign Swarm 115-106.

"I enjoyed my time in the MPBA," Grushkin said. "The play, the officiating, the organization, they're all outstanding. I appreciated the opportunity to coach the pro game, and I wish them continued success."

Grushkin cut his coaching teeth as an assistant at the University of Tulsa and the University of Arkansas under Nolan Richardson in the 1980's before moving on to Western Illinois, Idaho State and the University of Texas-San Antonio in the 1990's. In 2000, he landed his first head coaching job at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, where he led the Cardinals to the NCAA Division II Regional Semi-Finals and a top-20 ranking in 2002.

Grushkin has worked with Marty Blake & Associates NBA Scouting as a regional scout covering Conference USA, the Sun Belt, the SEC, and the Ohio Valley Conference. In 2009, while continuing to work with Marty Blake & Associates, Grushkin became a consultant with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

Grushkin becomes the second D-League hire from the MPBA in the last week. On September 30, the Windy City Bulls hired MPBA Associate Commissioner/Director of Basketball Personnel A.J. Guyton as an assistant coach.

MPBA launches 2017 summer league - 3 months ago
January 9, 2017 ST. LOUIS - The Midwest Professional Basketball Association has decided to move its upcoming season from a traditional winter start to the summer of 2017, in an effort to determine whether playing closer to the autumn overseas signing period will result in more foreign advancements for MPBA players. The MPBA, which began play in January of 2015, has sent 60 players to overseas teams or the NBA D-League. "Doing a summer league has been in the works since our inception in...   [read more]
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The Midwest Professional Basketball Association 2017 player combine, scheduled for November 20 in suburban Chicago, has been canceled. 'We didn't have enough players sign up that we thought would be able to go overseas,' said Ed Schumer , commissioner and chief executive officer of the MPBA. 'We don't want to just take money from kids, knowing they didn't have a chance to move up. It's not fair to them. Our combine process is not designed to just be a revenue stream for us.' The MPBA has...   [read more]

MPBA - Former Illini star McClain to coach Champaign Swarm - 5 months ago
November 1, 2016 ST. LOUIS - A player who led Peoria Manual High School to four straight state championships and the University of Illinois to an Elite 8 appearance has been named the head coach of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association's Champaign Swarm. Sergio McClain (6'4''-F-78, college: Illinois) has agreed to helm the Swarm for the 2017 season, set to begin in January. "I'm looking forward to working with a credible league, the Champaign Swarm organization, and my suppor...   [read more]

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