The Pro Basketball Association announced that Terence Dill’s Houston Red Storm has been awarded a franchise for the 2021 PBA Season. Owner Larry Leonard is no stranger to high-level minor league basketball. Leonard has been a pillar in the community with his ABA Franchise in Houston since 2006. They’ve been successful on and off the court and make a difference in the community in which they serve. Leonard is also an apparel manufacturer and brings the experience of knowing what it takes to succeed in winning on the court and winning off of it.
Houston, Texas now features two Pro Basketball Association organizations, with the Red Storm joining the H-Town Astronauts in the Southeast Division. The clubs will have a natural cross-town rivalry and double the promotion will work together to get their brand and games to the greater Houston market.
The Southeast will feature teams from Texas, Louisianna, the Greater Gulf Coast Region, Mississippi to Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
The Pro Basketball Association is also in communication and has pending applications for franchises to be awarded in the State of Georgia. It’s an exciting time for the PBA and this Southeast Division much like the SEC is going to be high level every weekend this season in the PBA. The league plays a Spring-Summer schedule beginning in May and plays a 10-game regular season through August.
Pro Basketball Association Southeast Division – Announced, pending, and potential markets.
PBA Commissioner – Chris Terrell said, “I’ve personally known Larry for almost 2 decades. When I was the Coach of the Texas Tycoons of the ABA in 2005-2006 we had some great games with Houston. This man is so humble, so approachable, so easy to speak with and learn from with his years of experience in the game; he’s truly going to be a difference-maker when it comes to discussing the business of the Association with our other league partners. It’s a good day for a Red Storm!”