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From the basement up: Dylan Gioia is living the dream of owning a pro basketball franchise from his mother's home in Marine Park

Last November, just six months after he graduated from SUNY-Cortland with a degree in sports management and business economics, Gioia did something very unusual for a 22-year-old. He made the decision to plunk down a one-time membership fee of $10,000 to buy an American Basketball Association (ABA) team in Brooklyn. The newest decision maker in professional sports lives in a tiny subterranean... Read More

In a Tiny Brooklyn Gym, the ABA Keeps Bouncing Along

In a Tiny Brooklyn Gym, the ABA Keeps Bouncing Along Brooklyn's nod to the American Basketball Association can be found in the rafters of Barclays Center, where retired New York Nets jerseys hang in honor of Bill Melchionni, John Williamson and Julius Erving. The Afros and Converse high-tops may be long gone, but, contrary to popular wisdom, the ABA is not. In fact, it is alive in Brooklyn,... Read More


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From the basement up: Dylan Gioia is living the dream of owning a pro basketball franchise from his mother's home in Marine Park

Last November, just six months after he graduated from SUNY-Cortland with a degree in sports management and business economics, Gioia did something very unusual for a 22-year-old. He made the decision to plunk down a one-time membership fee of $10,000 to buy an American Basketball Association (ABA) team in Brooklyn. The newest decision maker in professional sports lives in a tiny subterranean... Read More

In a Tiny Brooklyn Gym, the ABA Keeps Bouncing Along

In a Tiny Brooklyn Gym, the ABA Keeps Bouncing Along Brooklyn's nod to the American Basketball Association can be found in the rafters of Barclays Center, where retired New York Nets jerseys hang in honor of Bill Melchionni, John Williamson and Julius Erving. The Afros and Converse high-tops may be long gone, but, contrary to popular wisdom, the ABA is not. In fact, it is alive in Brooklyn,... Read More

New hoops team in the ’hood

New hoops team in the ’hood Nets who? There’s a new professional basketball team in town — and it’s looking for talent. The Brooklyn SkyRockets is the newest franchise of the American Basketball Association and will be holding three open tryouts in June and July to fill out its roster. “We are very excited to see the talent the basketball mecca of Brooklyn has to offer,” ... Read More

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