The Augusta 706ers Name William Avery Head Coach

AUGUSTA, June 26, 2018 – The Augusta 706ers are proud to announce that Augusta native William Avery will be taking over head coaching responsibilities for their upcoming inaugural season.

 

Augusta Professional Sports, LLC, the parent company of the Augusta 706ers, had already reached out to the former Duke University star and 1999 NBA first round draft pick to run the team’s administrative basketball operations.  After a second round of negotiation, William Avery agreed to take the reigns as Head Coach. Scott Killebrew, President and CEO of the Augusta 706ers, said, “We are really excited to have Will Avery as our head coach. He brings a huge amount of talent and experience to our organization, and he has a passion for both basketball and the city of Augusta.  His dedication to this city, and his track record of public service to young basketball players in the CSRA is unmatched, we are so glad to have him take on this new challenge at the professional level.”

 

Will Avery played under head coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, and was drafted 14th overall in the 1999 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.  He played in the NBA until 2002, then signed with SIG Strasbourg, and played for various European clubs until his retirement from professional Basketball in 2012.  This will be Mr. Avery’s first attempt at coaching a professional club.

 

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Round two of tryouts are over!

The Augusta 706ers and Augusta Professional Sports LLC would like to thank everyone who came out for tryouts at the Robert Howard community center, we were blown away by the talent on display! It is safe to say that Augusta and the CSRA has its share of talent, and coach Will Avery has a lot of tough decisions to make. Stay tuned here, on  Facebook and on Twitter for more information on the future of your team! Big news is coming!

Augusta Professional Sports, LLC Announces Start Date for Name the Team Contest

Augusta Professional Sports, LLC Announces Start Date for Name the Team Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA, GA, 11/13/2017:

Augusta Professional Sports, LLC is thrilled to announce that starting January 1st 2018 the citizens of the Augusta area will be able to participate in a contest to name their expansion team in the American Basketball Association.

The Contest is only open to legal residents of Georgia and South Carolina who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a valid e-mail address and internet access at the time of entry.

This contest will be held in two phases: Phase 1) the open submission phase, will begin January 1st 2018 and will run for two weeks. Phase 2) the public voting phase will begin January 22nd 2018 and will run for a period of two weeks.

If your submission is selected as the official name of the team, you will win one (1) pair of premium season tickets, Game ball, autographed by the team, autographed team Jersey and be recognized on the court during our home opener halftime show.

Go to Augustaprosports.com, click “Name the Team Contest” and submit your entry and view the official contest rules.

Don’t forget to follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/augustaprosports and on Twitter at twitter.com/augustaprosport.

#OurCity, #OurTeam.

“Augusta Professional Sports, LLC is a community focused, veteran owned and operated sports and entertainment organization. We are dedicated to providing a premier, safe and affordable family experience, while developing local athletes and supporting the Augusta community.”

Augusta, Georgia Awarded ABA Franchise Rights

AUGUSTA, GA, 11/13/2017:

Augusta Professional Sports, LLC is excited to announce that the American Basketball Association has awarded franchise rights to Augusta, Georgia, with the inaugural season set for 2018-2019. The ABA can trace its roots to the earliest days of professional basketball and shares a storied history with the National Basketball Association. Augusta Pro Sports is proud to partner with the American Basketball Association to bring professional basketball to the city of Augusta.

As proud citizens of the Augusta area and the owners of Augusta Pro Sports, we care deeply about the community and civic responsibility. As a part of our community-centric model, we are excited to hold a “Name the Team” contest, which will give the citizens of Augusta the opportunity to choose the name and colors of the team. Contest details will be published at a later date.

The city of Augusta deserves a professional basketball experience commensurate with the City’s passion and pride, and we plan to deliver just that. 

Our organization is 100% veteran owned and operated and we bring a unique set of values to our team. With over 50 years of combined military service, we know that hard work and dedication will allow us to deliver the basketball team Augusta wants.

You can follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/augustaprosports and on Twitter at twitter.com/augustaprosport.

#OurCity, #OurTeam.

“Augusta Professional Sports, LLC is a community focused, veteran owned and operated sports and entertainment organization. We are dedicated to providing a premier, safe and affordable family experience, while developing local athletes and supporting the Augusta community.”