The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season. NFL Europe was scrapped a few years ago. The Continental Basketball Association wrapped up its season well before it was supposed to. The UNGL never got off the ground. The AAFL did not have enough funding to have its inaugural season. There are many other examples of leagues folding before our eyes. One that has managed to survive, though, is the American Basketball Association (ABA). In fact, the ABA is constantly growing, with expansion teams lined up for 2009 and 2010.
One of the teams getting ready to field a squad in December 2009 is the Savannah Prowl (is that a lion’s roar or a loud belch?). As an expansion team, they are looking to fill every position, and will be having a tryout on June 27-28. More information can be found here.
I just find it a little odd that the team is promoting the presence of a licensed sports agent on-site to evaluate players and potentially sign players to represent them. First of all, what constitutes a licensed agent? Is he/she licensed in the state of Georgia? NBPA licensed? Licensed to kill? Also, why would a team be promoting an agent? That should raise some eyebrows. Will this agent be working for the team or for the players? There is definitely a potential conflict of interest if the team is promoting a specific sports agent’s presence. And who is this sports agent who has been given this honor?