International Basketball Association

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International Basketball Association
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Sport Basketball
No. of teams18
CountriesFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

The International Basketball Association (IBA) was founded in 1995 by a group of businessmen led by Tom Anderson. [1] The original owners of franchises in the league were George Daniel (Black Hills Posse-Rapid City, SD), John Korsmo, [2] Al Gardner, and Al Hovland (Fargo Beez), Jeff McCarron (St. Cloud Rock 'n Rollers), [3] Bill Sorensen (Dakota Wizards - Bismarck) [4] and Earl Barish (Winnipeg Cyclones). [5] Earl Barish of Winnipeg directed the IBA as League President [6] and the league eventually grew to ten franchises. In the fall of 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the IBA [7] [8] [9] and purchased the assets of the defunct CBA, including its name, logo and records from the bankruptcy court and restarted operations, calling itself the CBA. This group continued to operate until June 2009, when it was forced to cease operations.



Billings RimRockers Billings, Montana 1998–2001
Black Hills Gold Rapid City, South Dakota 1999–2000
Black Hills Posse Rapid City, South Dakota 1995–1998
Dakota Wizards Bismarck, North Dakota 1995–2001
Des Moines Dragons Des Moines, Iowa 1997–2001
Fargo-Moorhead Beez Fargo, North Dakota 1995–2001
Mansfield Hawks Mansfield, Ohio 1998–1999
Magic City Snowbears Minot, North Dakota 1996–2001
Rapid City Thrillers Rapid City, South Dakota 1998–1999
Rochester Skeeters Rochester, Minnesota 1998–2000
St. Cloud Rock'n Rollers St. Cloud, Minnesota 1995–1996
St. Paul Slam! St. Paul, Minnesota 1996–1998
Salina Rattlers Salina, Kansas 2000–2001
Saskatchewan Hawks Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 1999–2001
Siouxland Bombers Sioux City, Iowa 1999–2001
South Dakota Gold Mitchell, South Dakota 2000–2001
Winnipeg Cyclone Winnipeg, Manitoba 1995–2001
Wisconsin Blast Appleton, Wisconsin 1997–1999
Youngstown Hawks Youngstown, Ohio 1999–2000

League championships

YearChampionMost Valuable Player
1995–96 Fargo-Moorhead Beez Isaac Burton, Black Hills Posse
1996–97 Black Hills Posse Dennis Edwards, Black Hills Posse
1997–98 Fargo-Moorhead Beez Andrell Hoard, Winnipeg Cyclone & Mike Lloyd, Mansfield Hawks
1998–99 Mansfield Hawks Andrell Hoard, Winnipeg Cyclone & Mike Lloyd, Mansfield Hawks
1999–00 Des Moines Dragons Brian Green, Dakota Wizards
2000–01 Dakota Wizards Lonnie Cooper, Des Moines Dragons
The IBA merged with the International Basketball League and the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) to "restart" the CBA for the 2001–2002 season.


Most Valuable Player

Rookie of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Sixth Man of the Year

Coach of the Year

Statistical leaders

1995–96Isaac Burton, 24.0Erik Coleman, 10.0Townsend Orr, 7.8Isaac Burton, 2.5Shane Drisdom, 3.2
1996–97Dennis Edwards, 33.6Mark Hutton, 10.8Calvin Rayford, 8.9Calvin Rayford, 2.9Shane Drisdom, 3.0
1997–98Artie Griffin, 26.8 Brian Shorter, 10.5Darren Sanderlin, 8.3 Willie Murdaugh, 3.1Chad Allen, 2.4
1998–99Andrell Hoard, 28.6DeRon Rutledge, 13.6 Curt Smith, 8.5 Roderick Blakney, 2.8 Garth Joseph, 2.5
1999–00Rasaun Young, 27.6 Antonio Reynolds-Dean, 12.2 Malik Dixon, 7.9T. J. Walker, 3.1Johnny McCrimmon, 2.6
2000–01 [10] Mac Irvin, 21.8Jason Williams, 12.0 Tim Winn, 7.3John Thomas, 2.8John Ford, 2.2

Notable players

These players played at least 1 game in the NBA.

See also

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