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Continental Basketball League
Continental Basketball League logo
Sport Basketball
Founded October 30, 2009
No. of teams 5
Country(ies) United States
Official website

The Continental Basketball League (CBL) is a professional men's basketball league in the United States set to begin play in April of 2010.[1] The league championship will be decided by a single elimination tournament in June.[1] The league will be headquartered in Florida.[2]



In 2009, Dennis Truax, who was previously affiliated with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), was named the first commissioner of the CBL.[1] Gary Perry, an owner of the Augusta Groove when it was in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) was named the first director of basketball operations.[1]

On November 2, 2009, the Wilmington Sea Dawgs were the first team to announce joining the league.[3] On February 16, 2010, the Carolina Cougarz became the second team to join the CBL.[4] On February 18, 2010, the Savannah Wildcats became the third team in the CBL.[5] and the Georgia Gwizzlies left the ABA to become the fourth.[6] On March 5, 2010, the Birmingham Steel joined the league.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d Continental Basketball League to start in 2010, Miami Herald, 2009-10-30,, retrieved 2009-11-20 
  2. ^ Continental Basketball League Launched, Our Sports Central, 2009-10-30,, retrieved 2009-11-20 
  3. ^ Sea Dawgs Join Continental Basketball League, Cape Fear Business News, 2009-11-03,, retrieved 2009-11-20 
  4. ^ Carolina Cougarz Join the Continental Basketball League, Our Sports Central, 2010-02-16,, retrieved 2010-02-18 
  5. ^ Savannah Wildcats Launch, Our Sports Central, 2010-02-18,, retrieved 2010-02-18 
  6. ^ Georgia Gwizzlies Head to the CBL, Our Sports Central, 2010-02-18,, retrieved 2010-02-18 
  7. ^ Continental Basketball League Announces Birmingham Steel As Newest Franchise, Our Sports Central, 2010-03-05,, retrieved 2010-03-05 

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