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American Professional Basketball League

American Professional Basketball League (APBL)
American Professional Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 2010
Owner(s) Brian Graham
No. of teams 17
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) Metropolitan All-Stars (2014)
Most titles 4 teams (1)
Official website theAPBL.com

The American Professional Basketball League (APBL) is a professional men's basketball league that began play in 2010. Originally known as the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL),[1] the league changed their name before the 2012-13 season.

Teams are located up and down the Atlantic Coast from New York to Northern Virginia.

History

The league initially was made up of two teams (Buffalo Stampede, Washington GreenHawks) formerly in the Premier Basketball League, three (Beltway Bombers, Garden State Rebels, Tru Hope Trailblazers) formerly of the Eastern Basketball Alliance, and three expansion teams (Hudson Valley Kingz, New York Lions, Westchester Wildkatz).

Teams

Former teams

  • Brooklyn Blazers (2012-14)
  • Brooklyn Firebirds (2012-13)
  • Buffalo Warriors (2010-11)
  • Capital City Express (2012-14)
  • Garden State Warriors (2010-12)
  • Gotham City Revolution (2013-14)
  • Hartford Lightning (2011-12)
  • New York Lions (2010-11)
  • North Jersey Pros (2011-12)
  • Toms River Shooters (2011-12)
  • Tri-City Suns (2011)
  • Tru Hope Trailblazers (2010-11)
  • Washington Greenhawks (2010) - team dissolved and replaced by Tri-City Suns in January of 2011
  • Westchester Wildkatz (2010-11)

Champions

Year Champion Runner-up Result
2011 Tru Hope Trailblazers Garden State Rebels 97-96
2012 Beltway Bombers The Destroyers 127-118
2013 NYC 524 Rockville Victors 118-116
2014 Metropolitan All-Stars NYC 524 95-74[2]

References

  1. ^ "American Professional Basketball League Announces League Structure". HoopCoach.org. 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "All-Stars are APBL champions". USBasket.com. 6 May 2014. 

External links

  • Official league website
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