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Detroit businessman takes on ThunderDawgs

ABA 2000 franchise hopes new owner addresses problems with attendance and debt. [2/8]

ThunderDawgs make early switch at coach
ST. PETERSBURG -- When the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs hired Darryl Dawkins as their coach early last summer he appeared to be the prototypical ABA 2000 coach. [1/20]

ThunderDawgs seek new, local ownership
ST. PETERSBURG -- Nine games into the ABA 2000 season, the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs are for sale. [1/17]

Added size lifts Dawgs to 1st victory at home
ST. PETERSBURG -- When ThunderDawgs coach Darryl Dawkins assembled his team, he built it around small, quick players who could outrun opponents. [1/8]

Thunderdawgs fall to 1-5
ST. PETERSBURG -- It was another loss and another sparse crowd, but Darryl Dawkins saw promise in the Tampa Bay Thunderdawgs' 128-121 loss to the Los Angeles Stars before about 200 fans on Saturday night. [1/7]

ThunderDawgs lose 2nd at home
ST. PETERSBURG -- Thursday night's game between Tampa Bay and Detroit was exactly what the American Basketball Association had in mind when it kicked off its first season two weeks ago. [1/5]

T-Dawgs lose home opener
ST. PETERSBURG -- Sunday morning's practice marked the first time the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs set foot on the court in the Times Arena at Bayfront Center. [1/1]

New rules, same old game for the players
The Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs, who open at home Sunday, aren't getting caught up in blue lights. [12/28]

A legend, just ask, holds on to dream
TAMPA -- Chances are, you've never heard of him. That's okay. [12/26]

ThunderDawgs small but fast
The Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs are an unconventional basketball team. [12/13]

Times to sponsor basketball team
The St. Petersburg Times has signed on as a sponsor for the new American Basketball Association's Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs. The one-year contract calls for tie-ins such as signs at the Times Bayfront Arena, where the team will play its home games, and ticket promotions. The team's season is scheduled to run from Dec. 31 through May 6. [Business Digest item, 12/6]

ThunderDawgs’ league grows by 6
Since its inception this year, the American Basketball Association 2000 has added teams in the hope of becoming a premier player on the landscape. [11/22]

Tampa Bay’s first choice helps make ABA history
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs promised to be ahead of the curve when the American Basketball Association inaugural season begins, and Thursday they took the early lead by signing the league's first player. [9/29]

ThunderDawgs use draft to put pressure on Allison
Tampa Bay's ABA 2000 franchise makes the ex-Robinson High, UK player a territorial pick. Other picks include Ohio State's Scoonie Penn. [8/16]

ABA promises new look for pro basketball
The new league, which includes the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs, holds its draft tonight. [8/15]

Dawkins takes on tall task
The 7-footer, best known as a free spirit with funky names for dunks, embraces coaching. [7/23]

New basketball team to call Bayfront home
The Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs, an ABA 2000 team, will feature former NBA players and special promotions.
[7/19]

2000/2001 schedule

Date
Opponent
Time (ET)
12/26/2000
at Chicago Skyliners
8:30 pm
12/28/2000
at Memphis Houn'Dawgs
8:15 pm
12/29/2000
at Detroit Dogs
7:35 pm
12/31/2000
Chicago Skyliners
5:00 pm
01/04/2001
Detroit Dogs
7:30 pm
01/06/2001
Los Angeles Stars
7:30 pm
01/07/2001
Los Angeles Stars
3:00 pm
01/12/2001
at San Diego WildFire
10:00 pm
01/13/2001
at San Diego WildFire
10:00 pm
01/17/2001
Kansas City Knights
7:30 pm
01/18/2001
San Diego WildFire
7:30 pm
01/21/2001
Los Angeles Stars
3:00 pm
01/26/2001
at Los Angeles Stars
10:30 pm
01/27/2001
at Los Angeles Stars
10:30 pm
02/01/2001
Chicago Skyliners
7:30 pm
02/02/2001
San Diego WildFire
7:30 pm
02/04/2001
San Diego WildFire
3:00 pm
02/08/2001
at Memphis Houn'Dawgs
8:15 pm
02/10/2001
Chicago Skyliners
7:30 pm
02/11/2001
at Kansas City Knights
4:00 pm
02/15/2001
Indiana Legends
7:30 pm
02/16/2001
Indiana Legends
7:30 pm
02/18/2001
Memphis Houn'Dawgs
3:00 pm
02/22/2001
Indiana Legends
7:30 pm
02/23/2001
Chicago Skyliners
7:30 pm
02/25/2001
Memphis Houn'Dawgs
3:00 pm
03/02/2001
at San Diego WildFire
10:00 pm
03/03/2001
at San Diego WildFire
10:00 pm
03/09/2001
at Indiana Legends
7:30 pm
03/10/2001
at Detroit Dogs
6:00 pm
03/13/2001
San Diego WildFire
7:30 pm
03/15/2001
Detroit Dogs
7:30 pm
03/17/2001
at Detroit Dogs
6:00 pm
03/22/2001
Kansas City Knights
7:30 pm
03/24/2001
Memphis Houn'Dawgs
7:30 pm
03/25/2001
Kansas City Knights
3:00 pm
03/27/2001
at Chicago Skyliners
8:30 pm
03/29/2001
at Chicago Skyliners
8:30 pm
03/31/2001
at Memphis Houn'Dawgs
3:15 pm
04/01/2001
at Indiana Legends
2:00 pm
04/05/2001
Detroit Dogs
7:30 pm
04/06/2001
Detroit Dogs
7:30 pm
04/10/2001
at Chicago Skyliners
8:30 pm
04/13/2001
at Memphis Houn'Dawgs
8:15 pm
04/14/2001
at Kansas City Knights
1:35 pm
04/17/2001
at Detroit Dogs
7:35 pm
04/19/2001
at Indiana Legends
7:30 pm
04/20/2001
Kansas City Knights
7:30 pm
04/22/2001
at Kansas City Knights
4:00 pm
04/26/2001
Memphis Houn'Dawgs
7:30 pm
04/27/2001
at Kansas City Knights
8:15 pm
04/29/2001
Los Angeles Stars
3:00 pm
05/01/2001
at Los Angeles Stars
10:30 pm
05/03/2001
at San Diego WildFire
10:00 pm
05/04/2001
at Los Angeles Stars
10:30 pm
05/06/2001
Indiana Legends
3:00 pm

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