By Murry R. Nelson
This booklet examines the yank Basketball League and its brief background, starting with its perception in 1959-60 and its seasons of play, 1961-1963. The league was once the 1st to take advantage of a trapezoidal, wider lane and a 30-second shot clock, in addition to the 3-point shot. With a workforce in Hawaii, the league created an adjusted time table to house the outsize distance. Many avid gamers resembling Connie Hawkins and invoice Bridges and coaches comparable to Jack McMahon and invoice Sharman later stumbled on their approach to the NBA after the cave in of the league, however it took greater than 15 years for vast popularity of the 3-point shot. John McLendon and Ermer Robinson have been the 1st African American coaches in an enormous specialist league as they either debuted within the ABL.
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Extra info for Abe Saperstein and the American Basketball League, 1960-1963. The Upstarts Who Shot for Three and Lost to the NBA
44 Saperstein’s press release appeared in various papers May 11–14, and Glickman wrote a letter of excited response on May 17 in which he said that the announcement was “met with tremendous enthusiasm among the press and public ... ” Glickman went on to encourage immediate planning for the 1961-1962 schedule in order to get the most desirable dates in the chosen venues. C. 45 Abe Saperstein pictured on a 1948 tour with the Harlem Globetrotters. S. Welch (traveling secretary). Ermer Robinson was the business manager of the Chicago Majors from 1961 to 1962 and the coach of the Oakland Oaks from 1962 to 1963 (author collection).
500. Hawaii played home games in Miami Beach, Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Long Beach in order to lessen the travel burden for themselves and their opponents. When teams came to Hawaii, they usually played a three-game series with the Chiefs, and Hawaii would have 9-to-12-game home stands. 16 He then rehired John McClendon as vice president of personnel and public relations. A few weeks later, the ABL owners met to decide if they should expel the Pipers because of their failure to comply with the ABL Constitution.
Appendix 1. Team Standings, 1961–1962 Appendix 2. ABL Scoring, 1961–1962 Appendix 3. Team Standings, 1962–1963 Appendix 4. ABL Scoring, 1962–1963 Appendix 5. ABL Most Valuable Player and All-League Teams, 1961–1962 Chapter Notes Bibliography List of Names and Terms Acknowledgments This book started as a chapter in another volume, but thanks to Mike Domjan, an old college friend, I was able to access the necessary files on the American Basketball League at the Dolph Briscoe Center of the University of Texas Archives.