International Basketball Association
The International Basketball Association (IBA) was founded in 1995 by a group of businessmen led by Tom Anderson. The original owners of franchises in the league were George Daniel (Black Hills Posse-Rapid City, SD), John Korsmo, Al Gardner, and Al Hovland (Fargo Beez), Jeff McCarron (St. Cloud Rock 'n Rollers), Bill Sorensen (Dakota Wizards - Bismarck) and Earl Barish (Winnipeg Cyclones). Earl Barish of Winnipeg directed the IBA as League President and the league eventually grew to ten franchises. In the fall of 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the IBA and purchased the assets of the defunct CBA, including its name, logo and records from the bankruptcy court and restarted operations, calling itself the CBA. This group continued to operate until June 2009, when it was forced to cease operations.
|No. of teams||18|
|Countries|| United States|
|Billings RimRockers||Billings, Montana||1998–2001|
|Black Hills Gold||Rapid City, South Dakota||1999–2000|
|Black Hills Posse||Rapid City, South Dakota||1995–1998|
|Dakota Wizards||Bismarck, North Dakota||1995–2001|
|Des Moines Dragons||Des Moines, Iowa||1997–2001|
|Fargo-Moorhead Beez||Fargo, North Dakota||1995–2001|
|Mansfield Hawks||Mansfield, Ohio||1998–1999|
|Magic City Snowbears||Minot, North Dakota||1996–2001|
|Rapid City Thrillers||Rapid City, South Dakota||1998–1999|
|Rochester Skeeters||Rochester, Minnesota||1998–2000|
|St. Cloud Rock'n Rollers||St. Cloud, Minnesota||1995–1996|
|St. Paul Slam!||St. Paul, Minnesota||1996–1998|
|Salina Rattlers||Salina, Kansas||2000–2001|
|Saskatchewan Hawks||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||1999–2001|
|Siouxland Bombers||Sioux City, Iowa||1999–2001|
|South Dakota Gold||Mitchell, South Dakota||2000–2001|
|Winnipeg Cyclone||Winnipeg, Manitoba||1995–2001|
|Wisconsin Blast||Appleton, Wisconsin||1997–1999|
|Youngstown Hawks||Youngstown, Ohio||1999–2000|
|Year||Champion||Most Valuable Player|
|1995–96||Fargo-Moorhead Beez||Isaac Burton, Black Hills Posse|
|1996–97||Black Hills Posse||Dennis Edwards, Black Hills Posse|
|1997–98||Fargo-Moorhead Beez||Andrell Hoard, Winnipeg Cyclone & Mike Lloyd, Mansfield Hawks|
|1998–99||Mansfield Hawks||Andrell Hoard, Winnipeg Cyclone & Mike Lloyd, Mansfield Hawks|
|1999–00||Des Moines Dragons||Brian Green, Dakota Wizards|
|2000–01||Dakota Wizards||Lonnie Cooper, Des Moines Dragons|
Most Valuable PlayerEdit
- 1995–96 – Isaac Burton (Black Hills Posse)
- 1996–97 – Dennis Edwards (Black Hills Posse)
- 1997–98 – Andrell Hoard (Winnipeg Cyclone) and Mike Lloyd (Mansfield Hawks)
- 1998–99 – Andrell Hoard (Winnipeg Cyclone) and Mike Lloyd (Mansfield Hawks)
- 1999–00 – Brian Green (Dakota Wizards)
- 2000–01 – Lonnie Cooper (Des Moines Dragons)
Rookie of the YearEdit
- 1997–98 – Kenya Capers (St. Paul Slam!)
- 1998–99 – Roderick Blakney (Dakota Wizards)
- 1999–00 – Antonio Reynolds-Dean (Dakota Wizards)
- 2000–01 – Marcus Hicks (Siouxland Bombers)
Defensive Player of the YearEdit
- 1997–98 – Ron Bayless (Des Moines Dragons)
- 1998–99 – Roderick Blakney (Dakota Wizards)
- 1999–00 – Johnny McCrimmon (Fargo-Moorhead Beez)
- 2000–01 – Willie Murdaugh (Dakota Wizards)
Sixth Man of the YearEdit
- 1997–98 – Damon Jones (Black Hills Posse)
- 1998–99 – Rob Feaster (Rochester Skeeters)
- 1999–00 – Kevin Beard (Dakota Wizards)
- 2000–01 – Rasheed Brokenborough (South Dakota Gold)
Coach of the YearEdit
- 1995–96 – Duane Ticknor (Black Hills Posse)
- 1996–97 – Duane Ticknor (Black Hills Posse)
- 1997–98 – Duane Ticknor (Black Hills Posse)
- 1998–99 – Darryl Dawkins (Winnipeg Cyclone) and Kevin Mackey (Mansfield Hawks)
- 1999–00 – Duane Ticknor (Dakota Wizards)
- 2000–01 – Dave Joerger (Dakota Wizards) and Mike Born (Des Moines Dragons)
|1995–96||Isaac Burton, 24.0||Erik Coleman, 10.0||Townsend Orr, 7.8||Isaac Burton, 2.5||Shane Drisdom, 3.2|
|1996–97||Dennis Edwards, 33.6||Mark Hutton, 10.8||Calvin Rayford, 8.9||Calvin Rayford, 2.9||Shane Drisdom, 3.0|
|1997–98||Artie Griffin, 26.8||Brian Shorter, 10.5||Darren Sanderlin, 8.3||Willie Murdaugh, 3.1||Chad Allen, 2.4|
|1998–99||Andrell Hoard, 28.6||DeRon Rutledge, 13.6||Curt Smith, 8.5||Roderick Blakney, 2.8||Garth Joseph, 2.5|
|1999–00||Rasaun Young, 27.6||Antonio Reynolds-Dean, 12.2||Malik Dixon, 7.9||T. J. Walker, 3.1||Johnny McCrimmon, 2.6|
|2000–01||Mac Irvin, 21.8||Jason Williams, 12.0||Tim Winn, 7.3||John Thomas, 2.8||John Ford, 2.2|
These players played at least 1 game in the NBA.
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