DC Sports Bog: Minor League Basketball


Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Help Gheorghe Muresan and Byron Mouton set a world record

How do you know it’s late May in Washington? I’m paying attention to Maryland GreenHawks press releases.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/11/2007

Another Big Nighthawks Signing

First international superstar Tamir Goodman. Then streetball icon Tyron "Alimoe/The Black Widow." Plus a high-socked head coach named Lawrence Moten. And now? Hold up, you should guess.....I'll wait..... The Premier Basketball League and the Maryland Nighthawks announced today that, for the first time in history, a Thai basketball player will...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/11/2007

The Nighthawks Leave the ABA

After three glorious seasons in the ABA, a league that isn't satisfied unless it's either added or subtracted a franchise within the previous 24 hours, your Maryland Nighthawks (they of the Sun Ming Ming signing) have had enough. Yes, that's right, it's off to the PBL for the Nighthawks, the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/05/2007

Sun Ming Ming's Debut

In case you weren't among the sold-out crowd of 1,800 that saw Sun Ming Ming's Maryland Nighthawks debut against the Strong Island Sound on Saturday, here are the particulars. The 7-foot-9 center had 8 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. Seems like a fairly solid debut, until you remember...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/31/2007

White Chocolate, James Thrash and Sun Ming Ming

Having already interviewed 7-foot-9 Maryland Nighthawks signee Sun Ming Ming, his point guard Randy "White Chocolate" Gill and their just-hired-this-week head coach Will Rankin at Tuesday night's Wizards game, I wasn't sure if I'd be disappointed by today's introductory press conference. Well, I wasn't. For one thing, it turned into...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/31/2007

This Guy's Taller Than Big Gheorghe!

So I had this e-mail announcing the Maryland Nighthawks' signing of 7-foot-9 Chinese superstar Sun Ming Ming e-mailed to me by literally my entire readership (at least six different people). If you're trying to get sports writers to a press conference, you have to admit that offering a 7-foot-9 basketball...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 09/25/2006

The ABA Season Approaches

The ABA has long been the most entertaining pro sports enterprise in the country, but this offseason was especially promising. Allen Iverson's mom bought in. So did a heavyweight group including AJ Discala (Tony Soprano's son-in-law), Nick Lachey, "7th Heaven's" Geoff Stults, celebrity dance person Stacy Keibler, John Salley, Brian...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:51 PM ET, 09/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 09/20/2006

Dance Team Roster Set

More on this later, but the Maryland NightHawks of the ABA announced that they've chosen their dance team roster. Finally. I believe this is the updated roster, complete with "athletes, educators, businesswomen, mothers and full-time students." Other updates that didn't fit in my 200 word limit: 1) Bog fave "Money"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:52 AM ET, 09/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Basketball