October 30, 2006
Albany -- The American Basketball Association will not have a team in Albany this year, but they should be ready to roll in 2007.
The ABA announcing Monday the South Georgia 36'ers will not take the court this season.
The league features 18 teams and begins play in November, and decided South Georgia would not have time to properly promote the upcomming season.
Albany Civic Center director John Mazzola says there were no problems securing dates or other amenities with the building, the team just ran out of time.
"We had an agreement on the table with them," says Mazzola. "There never seemed to be any concerns with the conditions or terms of the agreement. I think they just realized their business model needed more time to come to a solid fruition to be successful in out market."
Former NBA great Tree Rollins is the team's general manager.