Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Recap of FBA Owners Meeting in Orlando

On the heels of a successful first season, the Florida Basketball Association held their owners meeting in preparation for the second season of the FBA which will take place over the summer of 2013. The semi-pro basketball league, which includes franchises located in Palm Beach, Lake Wales, Orlando and Tampa Bay, brought owners together to discuss various ways to improve the league. Team owners discussed league expansion, the playoff schedule and format, and the possible addition of an All-Star game.

The Florida Basketball Association welcomed the Palm Beach Knights as the new team for the 2013 season. A new playoff system with a final four tournament that will give more teams the opportunity to win the FBA Championship, regardless of their record during the season was also established by the league. Additionally, the FBA announced that it will host its inaugural All-Star game in July. 

Following the meeting, Tampa Bay Rebels GM Fernando Rojas commented, “The new playoff format and the All-Star game are things that we discussed last year, but the owners agreed to wait until this season to execute this plan. This is an ambitious goal for a two year old league; however, all the owners are behind it. We look forward to another great season of exciting basketball.”