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The Continental Basketball League (CBL) is a professional men's basketball league in the United States that began play in April of 2010.[1] The league is headquartered in Florida.[2]

History[]

In 2009, Dennis Truax, who was previously affiliated with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), was named the first commissioner of the CBL.[1] Gary Perry, an owner of the Augusta Groove when it was in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) was named the first director of basketball operations.[1]

On November 2, 2009, the Wilmington Sea Dawgs were the first team to announce joining the league.[3] On February 16, 2010, the Carolina Cougarz became the second team to join the CBL.[4] On February 18, 2010, the Savannah Wildcats became the third team in the CBL.[5] and the Georgia Gwizzlies left the ABA to become the fourth.[6] On March 5, 2010, the Birmingham Steel joined the league.[7]

Two weeks into the 2010 season, the Steel left the league for the World Basketball Association (WBA)[8] and was replaced by the Birmingham Sabers[9] On 1 June, 2010, the Georgia Gwizzlies were removed from the league for failure to meet operating standards, after having missed games against Birmingham and Wilmington[10]

The league championship in 2010 was to be decided by a single elimination tournament in June.[1] However, after the removal of the Gwizzlies, the schedule and playoff structure were truncated and adjusted. The playoffs became a one game championship between the first and second place teams, the Sea Dawgs and Wildcats respectively, which was won by the Wildcats 96-86 in overtime.

In July of 2010 the Florida Flight moved from the WBA to the CBL.[11] In September of 2010, the Miami Stars and Palm Beach Titans joined. [12][13]


Teams[]

Championship results[]

  • 2010: Savannah Wildcats defeated Wilmington Sea Dawgs, 96-86 (OT) (Joe and Barbara Schwartz Center)

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