Arkansas RimRockers

Country United States United States
City Little Rock, Arkansas
Founded 2004

The Arkansas RimRockers were a NBA Development League. This minor league basketball team was based in Little Rock in Arkansas. The Logo design of this team was a red, blue and white ball which goes through a basketball rim. This logo was actually a homage designed whilst the team was in the ABA.

Founded in 2004, the team was a part of ABA in 2004-05 season and with the NBA D-League in the 2005-07 season. Most of the matches were played in the Alltel Arena, in Little Rock. The head coach of this team was Andy Stoglin and Larry Crain was the owner of the team. Till date, this team has only won one Championship in ABA. Some of the affiliations of this team were the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies.

The Rimrockers professionally began playing basketball during the 2004-05 season for the ABA. They scored 32-5 record in their inaugural season and even winning the ABA Championship. Later on, they left this association to play in the NBA Development League for the 2005-06 season.

In February 2006, this team fired their head coach, Joe Harge, to be replaced by Andy Stoglin. Andy promised the team about a different style beginning with strict discipline. Andy had joined this organization as an assistant in the 2005-06 season, after he led the Mississippi Stingers team to the ABA semi final match. However, they lost to Arkansas. Andy has been the coach since 1969 which includes his 13 year run as a head coach to Jackson State.

Nevertheless, the Arkansas RimRockers team didn’t return to Arkansas for the 2007-08 season as their attendance had dropped and the owner too could not afford the lease. So, the team had to move to La Crosse in Wisconsin, where they played at the La Crosse Center in the 2007-08 season. From here onwards, this team came to be known as La Crosse RimRockers. However, due to the lease demands, the team’s dreams got shattered again as the deal fell through. For the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, this team got inactive. Some of the notable players of this team include Pape Sow and Jamario Moon. Former players include Clay Tucker, Todd Day, Kareem Reid and Roger Powell, Jr.

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