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Springfield Armor
Springfield Armor logo
Founded 2006
History Anaheim Arsenal (D-League): 2006-2009
Springfield Armor (D-League): 2009-present
Arena MassMutual Center
City Springfield, Massachusetts
Team Colors Red, blue, black, silver, orange
Head Coach Dee Brown
Owner HWS Basketball, LLC
Championships None
Division Titles None
Affiliations New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers
Website www.nba.com/dleague/springfield/

The Springfield Armor is a team that currently plays in the NBA Development League. Previously known as the Anaheim Arsenal[1], the Armor will play their home games at the MassMutual Center.[2] The team will be owned by HWS Basketball, LLC which is principally owned by Michael Savit, previously the Senior Vice President of International Management Group and whose HWS Baseball group owns and operates four minor-league baseball teams; the Southern League's Mobile BayBears, the California League's Modesto Nuts, the New York-Penn League's Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and the Coastal Plain League's Columbia Blowfish.[3]

Springfield is known as the "Birthplace of Basketball," because it was at Springfield College that gym teacher James Naismith invented the game in 1891. It is also home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The "Armor" nickname is an homage to the historic Springfield Armory, which was established by George Washington as the center of the Continental Army's arsenal and has since gone on to be the development home of various small arms for the United States military.

In franchise events in 2009: the team held a name the team contest until May 1.[4] On June 30, the Armor unveiled its name, logo, and colors.[5] On July 29, it was announced that Dee Brown will be the head coach.[6] On September 2, the Armor picked first in the D-League Expansion Draft, which they used on center Marcus Campbell.[7]

Contents

Season by season

Season Division Regular Season Playoffs Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Anaheim Arsenal
2006–07 Western 4th 23 27 .460
2007–08 Western 4th 23 27 .460
2008–09 Western 6th 15 35 .300
Springfield Armor
2009–10 Eastern 7 34 .171
Regular Season Record 66 110 .170 2006-2010
Playoff Record 0 0 .000 2006-2010

Current roster

As of January 17, 2010

Springfield Armor roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 22 United States Almond, Morris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Rice
C 24 United States Campbell, Marcus 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Mississippi State
F 50 United States Cummings, T.J. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G 44 United States Curry, JamesOn 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oklahoma State
C 00 United States Gransberry, Kentrell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) South Florida
G 10 United States Jalloh, Abdulai 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) James Madison*
G 9 United States Maxwell, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Massachusetts
F 32 United States Milligan, Dante 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Massachusetts
G 14 United States Whitted, Tre 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Marshall
C 18 United States Wingate, Major 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • United States Kevin Whitted
  • United States Rachel Schlachet

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

References

External links

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