Former Mercyhurst assistant Bob MacKinnon coached the 14ers to a D-League title this season.
D-League president Dan Reed announced today that the 2009 D-League champion Colorado 14ers will relocate to Frisco, Texas and will begin play in the 2010-11 season.
The team will not play next season, though.
So the defending champs won’t be able to defend their title in 2009-10 season.
The move isn’t a surprise considering Colorado wasn’t drawing flies in terms of fan support. The 14ers were last in the league in home attendance as they averaged 1,050 fans during the regular season.
Sad, but true.
Also when you have Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations, Donnie Nelson, becoming the principal owner and operator of the D-League team, that’s guaranteed money the league can’t pass up.
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