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Jersey Express To Host 2 Team Tryout, Saturday, July 19th @12

Posted by Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 03:54 am GMT +00:00

10451718_10152212438703663_4357201135433822124_nJuly 15, 2014, Newark, NJ – The Jersey Express will host a 2014 ABA Open Player Tryout, and have added the Staten Island Vipers scouts to the participants.  This will be an opportunity for players looking to further there careers in the ABA, with not 1, but 2 teams in attendence looking to add talent to there rosters.  The venue will be; Weequahic HS, 279 Chancellor Avenue (gym is off Hobson), Newark, NJ.

The Jersey Express come off an Elite8 finish in the ABA last season, and look to add players that can help them get to the finals, with the goal of an ABA Championship.

Pre-Registration is open, an can be done on-line at www.jerseyexpress.net.  The registration fee is $100, if registered in advance, and $150 if registering on-site.  Avance registration is requested, but not mandatory!

We invite agents, scouts, and coaches to attend…

For more information on the Jersey Express, please log onot www.jerseyexpress.net, or please like our Facebook page, a follow is on Twitter and Instagram.

WABA SET TO LAUNCH THIS JUNE FOR FIRST INAUGURAL SEASON

Posted by Saturday, June 7th, 2014 03:49 am GMT +00:00
June, 2014 – Chicago, IL.  The Women’s American Basketball Association (WABA) www.wababb.com is excited to launch the much anticipated season this June, 2014.  “I am excited that we have a sold core group of teams ready to compete and provide so many women the opportunity to play the sport they love at the professional level,” stated WABA CEO Sonya Nichols.  “I am grateful to Joe Newman to sticking with this league and believing in me to get this up and running.”
 
“The WABA is very important to women and minorities and I want to continue to provide a platform for so ma many deserving individuals,” added ABA CEO Joe Newman.
 
The league games will be played with six core teams spread out through the East, Midwest and West Coast areas. The following participants are:  The New England Falcons, New Jersey Expressions, Chicago Lady Steam, Philadelphia Love, Flint Monarchs and Seattle Lakewood Lady Panthers.  Please visit www.wababb.com for more details or contact sonyanichols@yahoo.com or 312 459 2791.  If you are interested in owning a team or playing, we’re interested in you.

ABA CEO JOE NEWMAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Posted by Saturday, June 7th, 2014 03:45 am GMT +00:00
June, 3, 2014 – Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com today announced that Joe Newman, ABA CEO, will retired effective July 1st. Ron Tilley, the current ABA President, will assume the role as ABA CEO.
 
Joe made the announcement himself at the ABA League Meeting in Las Vegas on May 31st before a packed room of ABA team owners, coaches, and guests.  “I’m 77 years old and the timing is right,” stated Newman.  “We recently opened large offices in Phoenix, AZ, staffed it with some very capable, competent and experience people, and are ready to take the ABA to the next level.  In Ron Tilley, we have a man of great integrity, an excellent vision of the future, a strong business background and many years as a professional coach and player – all solid credentials to make the ABA even bigger, better and bolder than it is.”
 
The ABA anticipates beginning next season with nearly 100 teams, making it the largest professional sports league in the US and it is already the most diversified in history with nearly 75% of its teams owned by
African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women.  It has recently added a Native American team and announced that 40 of its regular season games plus the playoffs would be carried on ESPN3 (www.WatchESPN.com).
 
Newman added, “Good CEO’s always must keep in mind that they have a responsibility to make sure that there are good men and women who can succeed them and improve on what they have done. I know that I have done that with Ron Tilley. Ron is not me; he will not duplicate all of the things I have done.  He will not operate necessarily as I have. But he will put his own stamp on things and he will do those things necessary to improve on the foundation that I have laid down over these past years. Uppermost of those is making sure that the ABA is a league of opportunity and inclusion, that the ABA always treats everyone with dignity and respect and that the ABA always has a goal of impacting its communities positively and improving the quality of life of all who come into contact with the league.”
 
For more information, visit www.abalive.com.

ABA NAMES THE TDG COMPANY AS ITS MARKETING COMPANY

Posted by Saturday, June 7th, 2014 03:41 am GMT +00:00

June 4, 2014 – Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com today named The TDG Company (www.tdg4.com) as its marketing company. “We are very pleased and proud to have The TDG Company representing the ABA in a variety of initiatives,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. “Stephan Dellaportas, President and CEO of TDG, made a wonderful presentation at the ABA League Meeting in Las Vegas and everyone left genuinely excited about their plans on both a national and regional basis. This is quite the company and we are really looking forward to working with them.” TDG is an international brand marketing firm located in Scottsdale, AZ. The TDG Company represents some of the largest blue chip brands in the world. Strategic, capable and connected, TDG has an unparalleled reputation for creating the most innovative, effective and successful brand extensions across a range of sectors including Sports, Fashion, Auto, Entertainment and Food & Beverage. The TDG company network boasts more than 40 offices worldwide with $1 billion in sales with over 32,000 product lines. The TDG Company has access to over 80% of the world’s consumer marketplace. TDG has four divisions: TDG Sales and Marketing, TDG Media, TDG Business Outsource Management (BOM) and TGD Sports. Some world-class clients within the TDG brand portfolio have included Jim Beam , Sauza Tequilla, Canadian Club, Welch’s, Seattle’s Best, Starbucks, Organic Valley, Foster Grant, Costco, SUPERVALU, Sam’s Club, Kroger, Harper Collins, Penguin & Putnam, The Jim Henson Company, Fox, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney and TBS as well as the NBA, CBA, NFL and MLB. “The ABA is a remarkable brand with worldwide recognition,” added Dellaportas. “The opportunities in TV, licensing, social media, branding, merchandising and sponsorship sales are incredible and we are very exciting about working with Joe Newman, Ron Tilley and the rest of the ABA family to help take the league to a whole new level. This will be a great partnership.” For more information, contact Stephen Dellaportas at sdell@tdg4.com or Joe Newman at conniejoenewman@aol.com or Ron Tilley at rtilley@abalive.com or visit www.tdg4.com or www.abalive.com. Or call Stephen Dellaportas at 480 663 3843.

Jersey Expressions Announce Inaugural Season Home Opener in the WABA, June 15th – NJ’s 1st Womens’s Professional BAsketball Team to be lead by Vanessa Watson

Posted by Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 11:23 pm GMT +00:00

Expressions Inaugural FlyerMay 14, 2014- Newark, NJ -  The WABA Jersey Expressions will kick off it's inaugural season on Saturday, June 15th @ 2pm.  Malcolm X Shabazz High School, 80 Johnson, Avenue, Newark, NJ, will play host to New Jersey's first ever women's professional basketball team.

 

The Expressions will feature players from around New Jersey, and several former Shabazz High School stars, that played under New Jersey's Legendary head coach Vanessa Watson (Malcolm X Shabazz HS Girls Champions).  Coach Watson Stated ' I'm very excited to be apart of the 1st WABA for NJ; I also feel honored to coach this talented group of women'.

 

The roster:

Jada Jefferson
Jania Simms
Rashawna French
Jynae Judson
Erika Jones
Cassandra Calloway
Emily Hall
Chanez Robinson
Nikita Green
Keir Dargon
Khaliqa Davis
Krystal Coke
Courtney Larsen
Dana Weiller
Brittany Morris
Neimah Clemons
 

'Never give up on what you love, because one day your hard work and efforts will be recognized; stated Rashawna French, who happens to be the head girls coach at Irvington HS.

 

'I'm very excited and anxious for the season to start!  Looking forward to the competition and a great new experience; stated Jynae Judson, ass't coach of the Champion Malcolm X Shabazz HS girls basketball team.

 

Our season opener will feature the Expressions Vs the Philly Love, June 7th @ 2pm!.

Season Tickets are on sale now, for ONLY $90, which includes an Expressions inaugural T'shirt!  The Expressions will play a 10 game home schedule in the first season.

 

Log onto www.jerseyexpress.net/jerseyexpressions or www.facebook.com/jerseyexpressions to reserve your season ticket pass.  You can also purchase your pass thru the players, coaches and staff.  For more information on the WABA, please log onto www.WABABB.com

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