International Basketball Association

The International Basketball Association (IBA) was founded in 1995 by a group of businessmen led by Tom Anderson.[1] The original owners of franchises in the league were George Daniel (Black Hills Posse-Rapid City, SD), John Korsmo,[2] Al Gardner, and Al Hovland (Fargo Beez), Jeff McCarron (St. Cloud Rock 'n Rollers),[3] Bill Sorensen (Dakota Wizards - Bismarck)[4] and Earl Barish (Winnipeg Cyclones).[5] Earl Barish of Winnipeg directed the IBA as League President[6] and the league eventually grew to ten franchises. In the fall of 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the IBA[7][8][9] 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.

International Basketball Association
International Basketball Association logo.png
SportBasketball
Founded1995
Ceased2001
No. of teams18
Countries United States
 Canada

TeamsEdit

Locations of teams in the International Basketball Association from 1995 to 2001
Team City Years
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

League championshipsEdit

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
The IBA merged with the International Basketball League and the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) to "restart" the CBA for the 2001–2002 season.

AwardsEdit

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

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

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)

Statistical leadersEdit

Year Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
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[10] Mac Irvin, 21.8 Jason Williams, 12.0 Tim Winn, 7.3 John Thomas, 2.8 John Ford, 2.2

Notable playersEdit

These players played at least 1 game in the NBA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IBA enters its fourth season". The Post-Crescent. November 28, 1998. p. 51.
  2. ^ "Pratt gets one-game suspension for arrest". The Des Moines Register. February 20, 1998. p. 21.
  3. ^ "Owner disputes statements". St. Cloud Times. January 17, 1996. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Many sports names worth remembering". The Bismarck Tribune. January 1, 2000. p. 27. Retrieved January 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Yaskowich, Marty (November 25, 1996). "The Pro basketball courts city, again". The StarPhoenix. p. 21.
  6. ^ "Brace yourself for pro hoops". Regina Leader-Post. January 18, 1996. p. 10.
  7. ^ "A look at minor league basketball in the United States". Argus Leader. February 11, 2001. p. 4.
  8. ^ "IBA will merge with new CBA". The Salina Journal. August 17, 2001. p. 13.
  9. ^ Bennett, James (July 26, 2001). "ABA 2000 still in flux; two teams required". Arizona Daily Star. p. 17.
  10. ^ "International Basketball Association Standings (through 02/25/01)". ibabasketball.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2001. Retrieved January 6, 2020.

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