Nashville Stars

The Nashville Stars were a professional basketball team that played in the World Basketball League (WBL) in 1991. They were located in Nashville, Tennessee, and played their home games at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Prior to arriving in Nashville, the franchise played in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Las Vegas Silver Streaks. The Stars disbanded after the 1991 season in which they placed fourth in the Southern Division with a 23–28 record.[2]

Nashville Stars
DivisionSouthern Division
LeagueWorld Basketball League
Founded1991
Dissolved1991
ArenaNashville Municipal Auditorium
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Team colorsBlue, gray, gold
     
PresidentRonnie Steine[1]
ChampionshipsNone

The team was led by veteran collegiate coach Ron Greene. He was assisted by Kevin Legate, who had played at Nashville's Belmont University.

Notable players included 1988 WBL Most Valuable Player and three-time All-WBL selection Jamie Waller and 1991 All-WBL selection Daren Queenan, who was named to the 1991 All-WBL team. The only Star to reach the National Basketball Association was Cedric Hunter, who played one minute of one game with the Charlotte Hornets in 1992.[1]

Radio broadcasts were carried locally by WAMB 1160 AM with local talk show host Gregory Ruff as the play-by-play announcer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Crossley, Andrew (February 14, 2012). "1991 Nashville Stars". Fun While it Lasted. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "World Basketball League". The Association for Professional Baseball Research. Retrieved April 20, 2021.