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D-League

NBA Development League (NBA D-League)
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NBA Development League logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 2001
Inaugural season 2001–2002
No. of teams 17
Country USA
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s) Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2nd title)
Most titles Asheville Altitude, Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2 titles)
TV partner(s) CBS Sports Network/NBA TV/NBA TV Canada
Official website NBA D-League

The NBA Development League, or NBA D-League, is the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization. Known until the summer of 2005 as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the NBA D-League started with eight teams in the fall of 2001. In March 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern announced a plan to expand the NBA D-League to fifteen teams and develop it into a true minor league farm system, with each NBA D-League team affiliated with one or more NBA teams. At the conclusion of the 2010–11 NBA season, 23% of NBA players had spent time in the NBA D-League. Beginning the 2013–14 season, the league will consist of 17 teams, 14 will be either single-affiliated or owned by an NBA team.

History

The league began its play as the NBDL in the 2001–02 season; the original eight franchises were all located in the southeastern United States (specifically in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia). Some of these teams were purchased by private owners and relocated—at the same time the league's name was changed—in the summer of 2005, in a bid to appeal to more fans nationwide. As a result, franchises were established in or moved to Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma. In February 2006, the D-League expanded to California for the first time with the addition of the Bakersfield Jam. Two months later, the league announced that four teams from the Continental Basketball Association were joining the league: the Dakota Wizards, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, and a team originally slated for CBA expansion, the Colorado 14ers.[1][2] A few days after that, the league announced that Anaheim, California, would be getting a team.[3] One week after that, they announced that the Los Angeles Lakers have purchased a team, making them the first NBA team to own a D-League team.[4] The westward expansion contributed to the contraction of the NBA-owned Roanoke Dazzle[5] and Fayetteville Patriots.[6] The Florida Flame have suspended operations due to arena scheduling difficulties.[7] Today, no NBA D-League teams remain in the league's original Southeastern footprint. On November 5, 2009, the Texas Legends made history by hiring Nancy Lieberman as head coach, the first female head coach to lead an NBA or NBA D-League team.

On January 4, 2010, the league announced its first national television agreement with Versus. Versus is slated to carry 10 regular season games and 6 playoff games throughout 2010, airing on Saturday nights beginning January 16. The league will have a new national broadcast partner in the CBS Sports Network, starting with the 2012–13 season. Select games will also be streamed live on YouTube.

All-Star Game

Main article: NBA Development League All-Star Game

The NBA Development League held its first All-Star game February 17, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was part of the NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. As with the NBA's showcase game, a fan vote determined the starting lineup for each team. The East won 114 to 100, with Pops Mensah-Bonsu named the game's MVP.[8]

The second annual All-Star game was held on February 16, 2008, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Blue team beat the Red team, 117–99 and Jeremy Richardson was named the MVP. In addition to the NBA D-League All-Star Game, the league debuted its first Dream Factory Friday Night events, which modeled after the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events. The events consists of Three-Point Shootout (won by Adam Harrington), Slam Dunk Contest (won by Brent Petway) and game of H.O.R.S.E. (won by Lance Allred).[9]

The 2009 D-League All-Star game was held on February 14, 2009, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Red Team defeated the Blue Team 113–103 and Blake Ahearn and Courtney Sims were named co-MVPs.[10] Along with the All-Star game, the NBA D-League ran their second annual Dream Factory Friday Night events. H.O.R.S.E., which debuted last year, was won by Will Conroy of the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. The Three-Point Shootout was won by Blake Ahearn of the Dakota Wizards, and the Slam Dunk Contest was won by James White of the Bakersfield Jam.[11]

The 2010 D-League All-Star game was held on February 13, 2010, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The Western Conference team defeated the Eastern Conference Team 98–81. Bakersfield Jam center Brian Butch, who scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, was named as the MVP of the game.[12] The NBA D-League also ran their third annual Dream Factory Friday Night events. The inaugural Shooting Stars Competition was won by a team of Pat Carroll, Trey Gilder and Carlos Powell. The Three-Point Shootout was won by Andre Ingram of the Utah Flash, and the Slam Dunk Contest was won by Dar Tucker of the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[13]

D-League Showcase

The league stages an annual NBA D-League Showcase in which all of the league's teams play each other in a "carnival" format. The showcase was first played in 2005 was originally intended solely as a scouting event for NBA general managers and scouts, but has evolved into a fan-friendly four-day event in which each team plays two games apiece. Since the inception of the event in 2005, there have been 15 players called-up or recalled during or immediately following the Showcase. The showcase has been hosted in Columbus, Georgia (2005), Fayetteville, North Carolina (2006), Sioux Falls, South Dakota (2007), Boise, Idaho (2008), Orem, Utah (2009), Boise, Idaho (2010), South Padre Island, Texas (2011), and Reno, Nevada in 2012 and 2013.

Draft

The NBA D-League Draft occurs each season and is the major source from which teams build their rosters. Team rosters are made up of returning players (players who were on the team during the previous season), allocated players (players who have local significance), and drafted players. The 8 round draft utilizes a "serpentine" format, meaning the order alternates in each round; Team A who selected first in Round 1 will select last in Round 2, while Team B who selected last in Round 1 will get the first pick in Round 2, et cetera.

Player allocations

Players for NBA D-League teams do not sign contracts with the individual teams, but with the league itself. D-League team rosters consist of a total of 12 players, 10 (or fewer) being D-League players and two (or more) NBA players. The rosters are made up in a number of ways: the previous years' players, players taken in the D-League draft, allocation players (meaning players who are assigned to a team with which they have a local connection, such as a University of Texas player being assigned to the Austin Toros), NBA team assignments, and local tryouts.

Each NBA team can assign two first or second year players to its affiliated D-League team. If more than two NBA players are assigned to a team, the team must reduce the number of D-League players to keep the total roster size to 12. An NBA player will continue to be paid his NBA salary and will continue to be included on his NBA team’s roster on the inactive list while playing in the D-League.[14] Each team also has local tryouts, and one player from the tryouts is assigned to the team.

The minimum age to play in the NBDL is 18,[15] unlike the NBA which requires players to be 19 years old and one year out of high school in order to sign an NBA contract or be eligible for the draft. The tallest player ever to be assigned is Hasheem Thabeet, the second player selected in the 2009 NBA Draft.

NBA teams can call up players as many times as they choose, and there is no limit to the number of times an NBA player with three years or less experience can be assigned to the D-League. Starting in 2011–12, veteran NBA players could be assigned with their consent.[16]

Successful NBA call-ups

Many former NBA draftees, waived players and undrafted players have played in the NBA D-League. Some of the called-up D-League players that went on to have successful NBA careers include Rafer Alston, Louis Amundson, Chris Andersen, Kelenna Azubuike, Matt Barnes, Devin Brown, Will Bynum, Matt Carroll, Eddie Gill, Stephen Graham, Jason Hart, Chuck Hayes, Anthony Johnson, Dahntay Jones, Jamario Moon, Mikki Moore, Smush Parker, Bobby Simmons, Ime Udoka, Von Wafer, C. J. Watson, and Mike Wilks.[17] Aside from these players, there are several successful NBA players who were assigned to the D-League in their first and second season, such as José Juan Barea, Brandon Bass, Andray Blatche, Avery Bradley, Aaron Brooks, Jordan Farmar, Shannon Brown, Marcin Gortat, Ramon Sessions, Jeremy Lin, Danny Green and Martell Webster.[18]

Currently, there are only 14 players with D-League experience who won an NBA title: Tremaine Fowlkes with the Detroit Pistons in 2003–04; Devin Brown and Mike Wilks with the San Antonio Spurs in 2004–05; Earl Barron and Dorell Wright with the Miami Heat in 2005–06; James White with the San Antonio Spurs in 2006–07; Gabe Pruitt with the Boston Celtics in 2007–08; and, Sun Yue and Shannon Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers, Jordan Farmar, Josh Powell in 2008–09,and 2009-10, and most recently Jose Juan Barea, Rodrigue Beaubois, Ian Mahinmi, Dominique Jones with the Dallas Mavericks in 2010-2011, Dexter Pittman Terrel Harris with the Miami Heat in 2011-2012.[19], and Jarvis Varnado with the Heat in 2012-2013. Bobby Simmons and Aaron Brooks are the only former D-League players to win an NBA end of season award; Simmons won the Most Improved Player Award with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004–05 and Brooks won the Most Improved Player Award with the Houston Rockets in 2009–10.[20][21]

In the 2008 NBA Draft, the Idaho Stampede's Mike Taylor was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers. He became the first player from the NBA D-League to be drafted by an NBA team. He was subsequently traded and signed a rookie contract with Los Angeles Clippers.[22] In the 2010 NBA Draft, the Tulsa 66ers' Latavious Williams was drafted by the Miami Heat and later traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team affiliated with the 66ers.[23] One year later, in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Bakersfield Jam's Chukwudiebere Maduabum was drafted by the then-affiliated Los Angeles Lakers and later traded to the Denver Nuggets.[24]

Teams

Current teams

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Locations of teams in the NBA D-League
Eastern Division
Team City Arena NBA affiliate(s)
Canton Charge Canton, Ohio Canton Memorial Civic Center Cleveland Cavaliers
Delaware 87ers Newark, Delaware Bob Carpenter Center Philadelphia 76ers
Erie BayHawks Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena New York Knicks
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic
Maine Red Claws Portland, Maine Portland Exposition Building Boston Celtics
Springfield Armor Springfield, Massachusetts MassMutual Center Brooklyn Nets
Central Division
Team City Arena NBA affiliate(s)
Austin Toros Cedar Park, Texas Cedar Park Center San Antonio Spurs
Iowa Energy Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Hidalgo, Texas State Farm Arena Houston Rockets
Sioux Falls Skyforce Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sanford Sports Pentagon Miami Heat
Texas Legends Frisco, Texas Dr Pepper Arena Dallas Mavericks
Tulsa 66ers Bixby, Oklahoma SpiritBank Event Center Oklahoma City Thunder
Western Division
Team City Arena NBA affiliate(s)
Bakersfield Jam Bakersfield, California Dignity Health Event Center Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz
Idaho Stampede Boise, Idaho CenturyLink Arena Boise Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles D-Fenders El Segundo, California Toyota Sports Center Los Angeles Lakers
Reno Bighorns Reno, Nevada Reno Events Center Sacramento Kings
Santa Cruz Warriors Santa Cruz, California Kaiser Permanente Arena Golden State Warriors

Source:[25]

Team ownership

Ownership models vary across the NBA D-League. Independent owners control most of the league’s teams, but growing willingness among NBA organizations to invest in the D-League has led to two other models: direct ownership of D-League teams by parent NBA clubs and single-affiliate partnerships in which the D-League team remains independently owned while the parent club runs and finances basketball operations.

The Houston Rockets and Rio Grande Valley Vipers pioneered the single-affiliate partnership, also known as the hybrid model, in 2009–10. In November 2010, the New Jersey Nets and Springfield Armor announced they will enter into a single-affiliate partnership beginning in 2011–12 (the Nets are now known as the Brooklyn Nets). In June 2011, the New York Knicks and Erie BayHawks announced they will be single-affiliated. In May 2012, the Portland Trail Blazers entered into a single-affiliated partnership with the Idaho Stampede. The following month, the Boston Celtics and Maine Red Claws announced a single-affiliation partnership. In April 2013, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had purchased the inactive Utah Flash and moved them to Newark, Delaware, as the Delaware 87ers. In June 2013, the Miami Heat announced that they had entered into a single-affiliated partnership with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In July 2013, the Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns entered into a single-affiliation as well.

D-League teams with either hybrid or direct ownership by their mother NBA clubs also adopt the colors and motifs used by the latter; exceptions include the Celtics and Red Claws, the Nets and Armor, the Knicks and BayHawks, and the Kings and Bighorns.

Independent ownership/operations: Bakersfield Jam, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Iowa Energy

Parent club ownership: Austin Toros (by the San Antonio Spurs), Canton Charge (by the Cleveland Cavaliers), Delaware 87ers (by the Philadelphia 76ers), Los Angeles D-Fenders (by the Los Angeles Lakers), Santa Cruz Warriors (by the Golden State Warriors), Tulsa 66ers (by the Oklahoma City Thunder)

Single affiliation/hybrid model: Erie BayHawks (with the New York Knicks), Idaho Stampede (with the Portland Trail Blazers), Maine Red Claws (with the Boston Celtics), Reno Bighorns (with the Sacramento Kings), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (with the Houston Rockets), Sioux Falls Skyforce (with the Miami Heat), Springfield Armor (with the Brooklyn Nets), Texas Legends (with the Dallas Mavericks)

Defunct teams

Team City Active year(s) Former NBA affiliates Notes
Albuquerque / New Mexico Thunderbirds  Albuquerque, New Mexico 2005–2011 Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, Utah Jazz Became the Canton Charge
Anaheim Arsenal Anaheim, California 2006–2009 Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers Became the Springfield Armor
Arkansas RimRockers Little Rock, Arkansas 2004–2007 Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors Suspended by owners
Asheville Altitude Asheville, North Carolina 2001–2005 None Became the Tulsa 66ers
(North) Charleston Lowgators Charleston, South Carolina 2001–2004 None Became the Florida Flame
Colorado 14ers Broomfield, Colorado 2006–2009 Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors Became the Texas Legends
Columbus Riverdragons Columbus, Georgia 2001–2005 None Became the Austin Toros
Dakota Wizards Bismarck, North Dakota 2006–2012 Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards Became the Santa Cruz Warriors
Fayetteville Patriots Fayetteville, North Carolina 2001–2006 Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks Folded by league
Florida Flame Fort Myers, Florida 2001–2007 Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves Folded by owners
Fort Worth Flyers Fort Worth, Texas 2005–2007 Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers Suspended by owners
Greenville Groove Greenville, South Carolina 2001–2003 None Folded by league
Huntsville Flight Huntsville, Alabama 2001–2005 None Became the Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Mobile Revelers Mobile, Alabama 2001–2003 None Folded by league
Roanoke Dazzle Roanoke, Virginia 2001–2006 New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards Folded by league
Utah Flash Orem, Utah 2007–2011 Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz Became the Delaware 87ers

League development

Year # Teams Expansion teams Folded teams Annexed teams Returning teams Suspended teams Relocated / renamed teams
2001–02 8 Asheville Altitude
North Charleston Lowgators
Columbus Riverdragons
Fayetteville Patriots
Greenville Groove
Huntsville Flight
Mobile Revelers
Roanoke Dazzle
2002–03 8
2003–04 6 Greenville Groove
Mobile Revelers
North Charleston LowgatorsCharleston Lowgators (name change only)
2004–05 6 Charleston LowgatorsFlorida Flame
2005–06 8 Fort Worth Flyers Arkansas RimRockers Asheville AltitudeTulsa 66ers
Columbus RiverdragonsAustin Toros
Huntsville FlightAlbuquerque Thunderbirds
2006–07 12 Anaheim Arsenal
Los Angeles D-Fenders
Fayetteville Patriots
Roanoke Dazzle
Bakersfield Jam
Colorado 14ers
Dakota Wizards
Idaho Stampede
Sioux Falls Skyforce
Florida Flame
2007–08 14 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Iowa Energy
Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Utah Flash
Florida Flame Arkansas RimRockers
Fort Worth Flyers
2008–09 16 Erie BayHawks
Reno Bighorns
2009–10 16 Maine Red Claws Anaheim ArsenalSpringfield Armor
Colorado 14ersTexas Legends (began playing in 2010–11)
2010–11 16 Los Angeles D-Fenders Albuquerque ThunderbirdsNew Mexico Thunderbirds (arena move only)
2011–12 16 Los Angeles D-Fenders Utah Flash New Mexico ThunderbirdsCanton Charge
2012–13 16 Dakota WizardsSanta Cruz Warriors
2013–14 17 Utah FlashDelaware 87ers

Team timeline

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Champions

Main article: List of NBA Development League champions
Season Winner Score Runner-up
2001–2002 Greenville Groove 81–63, 75–68 North Charleston Lowgators
2002–2003 Mobile Revelers 92–82, 71–77, 75–72 Fayetteville Patriots
2003–2004 Asheville Altitude 108–106 (OT)[26] Huntsville Flight
2004–2005 Asheville Altitude 90–67[27] Columbus Riverdragons
2005–2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds 119–108[28] Fort Worth Flyers
2006–2007 Dakota Wizards 129–121 (OT) Colorado 14ers
2007–2008 Idaho Stampede 89–95, 90–89, 108–101[29] Austin Toros
2008–2009 Colorado 14ers 136–131, 123–104[30] Utah Flash
2009–2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 136–131, 94–91[31] Tulsa 66ers
2010–2011 Iowa Energy 123–106, 122–141, 119–111 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011–2012 Austin Toros 101–109 (OT), 113–94, 122–110 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2012–2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 112–102, 102–91 Santa Cruz Warriors

Note: For the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons, (and resuming with the 2007–08 season onwards) the championship has been a best-of-three game series.

Awards and honors

Most Valuable Player

Main article: NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Award

Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year

  • 2006–07 Bryan Gates, Idaho Stampede
  • 2007–08 Bryan Gates, Idaho Stampede
  • 2008–09 Quin Snyder, Austin Toros
  • 2009–10 Chris Finch, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2010–11 Nick Nurse, Iowa Energy
  • 2011–12 Eric Musselman, Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2012–13 Alex Jensen, Canton Charge

Rookie of the Year

Main article: NBA Development League Rookie of the Year Award

Defensive Player of the Year

Main article: NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year Award
  • 2001–02 Jeff Myers, Greenville Groove
  • 2002–03 Mikki Moore, Roanoke Dazzle
  • 2003–04 Karim Shabazz, Charleston Lowgators
  • 2004–05 Derrick Zimmerman, Columbus Riverdragons
  • 2005–06 Derrick Zimmerman, Austin Toros
  • 2006–07 Renaldo Major, Dakota Wizards
  • 2007–08 Mouhamed Sene, Idaho Stampede, and Stephane Lasme, Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2008–09 Brent Petway, Idaho Stampede
  • 2009–10 Greg Stiemsma, Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2010–11 Chris Johnson, Dakota Wizards
  • 2011–12 Stefhon Hannah, Dakota Wizards
  • 2012–13 Stefhon Hannah, Santa Cruz Warriors

Impact Player of the Year

Main article: NBA Development League Impact Player of the Year

Most Improved Player

Main article: NBA Development League Most Improved Player Award
  • 2009–10 Mildon Ambres, Idaho Stampede
  • 2010–11 Dar Tucker, New Mexico Thunderbirds
  • 2011–12 Kenny Hayes, Maine Red Claws
  • 2012–13 Cameron Jones, Santa Cruz Warriors

Executive of the Year

  • 2009–10 Jon Jennings, Maine Red Claws
  • 2010–11 Bert Garcia, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2011–12 David Higdon, Bakersfield Jam
  • 2012–13 Bill Boyce, Texas Legends

Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award

  • 2001–02 Mike Wilks, Huntsville Flight
  • 2002–03 Billy Thomas, Greenville Groove
  • 2005–06 Ime Udoka, Fort Worth Flyers
  • 2006–07 Roger Powell, Arkansas RimRockers
  • 2007–08 Billy Thomas, Colorado 14ers
  • 2008–09 Will Conroy, Albuquerque Thunderbirds
  • 2009–10 Andre Ingram, Utah Flash
  • 2010–11 Larry Owens, Tulsa 66ers
  • 2011–12 Moses Ehambe, Iowa Energy
  • 2012–13 Ron Howard, Fort Wayne Mad Ants

All-Star Game MVP

All-NBA Development League Team

Main article: All-NBA Development League Team

See also

References

External links

  • The Official Site of the NBA D-League
  • D-League – Basketball-Reference.com
  • DraftExpress.com D-League Blog
  • NBA D-League on Twitter
  • NBA D-League on Facebook
  • NBA D-League on Flickr
  • NBA D-League on YouTube
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