Our Vision

 We are dedicated to serving the Spokane community through an Engaging, Entertaining, and Competitive Basketball Experience. 

Engaging -  Community Engagement

  • Creating programs that will reach out to, and bring the community together. 
  • Building relationships with organizations, schools and businesses within the community.
  • Using our platform to recognize, celebrate, and honor the community.

Entertaining - Enjoyable Family Experiences

  • Providing a one-of-a-kind in game experience for the whole family. 
  • Creating opportunities for local talent/entertainment to spread their gifts.
  • Using our brand to engage fans with partners, while giving the partners opportunities to build relationships with the fans.

Competitive Experience -  High Level Basketball

  • Building a team that will compete for an ABA national championship.
  • Creating opportunities for our players to advance their professional careers.
  • Hosting youth camps, unique training, and player development sessions.
  • From the players to the staff; Giving 100% every game.




Tryouts to make the Team

Come showcase your game against the city's top talent to see if thou have what it takes to make the roster! 


June 27th, 2020




HUB Sports Center

19619 E Cataldo Ave, 

Liberty Lake, WA 99016

Tryout Fee: $75


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About The ABA

The History of the ABA

The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league.  The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world!  In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976.  Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc.  The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets].  Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players.  The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 16 years.

ABA Basketball

The ABA Game Rules

  • The ABA season runs from November through April (including playoffs).
  • Teams are community driven, with a focus on giving back to their communities.
  • The ABA has unique rules  which allow for a faster pace leading to a higher scoring and more exciting event.
    • Guard driven league results in 48 minutes of high paced action
    • Half-Court violation: the ABA is 7 seconds opposed to 8 seconds in the NBA to get across the half-court line. If an ABA team is not successful in getting over the half-court line within 7 seconds it results in a turnover which initiates the 3D light
    • When the 3D Light is on: 2 pt. shots = 3 pts. | 3 pt. shots = 4 pts. | a half-court shot = 5 pts.
    • (6) Six Fouls leads to a technical foul and the ball | a player in the ABA cannot foul out of the game, but after six fouls it results in a technical and the opposing team gets the ball. The team that has the player with six fouls has the choice to keep that player in the game or take him out due to the fact that if he fouls again they would receive not only the foul but also a technical foul.

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