We are offering some great deals this upcoming weekend, including 50% off all 2016 single game tickets (limit 10 per person) and 30% off all RazorSharks team merchandise! The only place to get this incredible deal is our new office located inside of Marketplace Mall in Henrietta, or call 585-232-9190.
PBL Announces Two New Additions In Northeast Division
The Premier Basketball League today announced that the Buffalo 716ers have reached an agreement with the PBL to return for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Along with the return of the 716ers, the Chautauqua Hurricanes will join the PBL for the new season. Per league policy, terms of the agreements are confidential.
The Buffalo 716ers will return to the PBL after a short summer hiatus away. The 716ers will call the Burt Flickinger Center on the campus of Erie Community College home this season. This move to a modern facility will enable the 716ers to host an ESPN3 contest for the first time in franchise history. The Chautauqua Hurricanes will play Steele Hall Fieldhouse on the campus of SUNY Fredonia. Both franchises will play in the Eastern Conference this season.
“We are excited to rejoin the PBL with our two franchises,” said principal owner Tawan Slaughter. “The PBL has always been home for me and we are looking to compete for a conference title and the league championship this season. Both teams will be a force both on and off the floor. I look forward to the upcoming season and providing our fans and sponsors the best product in the league.”
“We are glad to have Tawan and her two franchise back in the fold in the PBL,” stated PBL Commissioner Dennis Truax. “Her franchises provide the PBL with strategically placed teams, which will help with keeping traveling costs down, while establishing new rivalries due to the proximity of the existing franchises. Buffalo has always competed on the floor and we look to have both them and the new team in Chautauqua play a role in the new season.”
PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST BIZ MARKIE TO PERFORM AT RAZORSHARKS HOME OPENER
Rochester, NY, November 16, 2015 - The Rochester RazorSharks are excited to announce that platinum recording artist Biz Markie will be performing at halftime of their home opener on January 16, 2016 at the Blue Cross Arena. Biz is most recognized for his hit single “Just a Friend”, which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990 and went platinum in April of the same year. He later went on to compliment his musical career by becoming a successful comedian, actor, and reality TV star.
Regularly priced tickets for the game can be purchased at the Blue Cross Arena box office as well as the RazorSharks headquarters in Marketplace Mall. Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to floor passes for the halftime performance for an additional charge. Thirty dollars provides each fan with a floor seat to the game as well as an on-court pass for the halftime performance. For sixty dollars each fan will be given the opportunity to meet Biz Markie after the performance and take pictures with him in addition to a floor seat and an on-court pass for halftime. For more information, please contact the RazorSharks at (585)-232-9190.
Rochester, NY, November 13, 2015 – With the first game of the season nearing closer, open tryouts and veteran mini-camps are in order as the next step for the Rochester RazorSharks in preparation for a 2016 PBL title run. This cannot be accomplished without a strong and structured coaching staff behind the players. Earlier this week, RazorSharks new head coach Chris Daleo announced his official coaching staff for the 2016 PBL season. They are as follows:
Chris Daleo – Head Coach
Chris Daleo brings a history of winning to the RazorSharks organization, including the 2015 MPBA Title with the Champaign Swarm. He also won two CBA conference championships and coached three CBA All-Star teams. Daleo has never coached a team to a losing season at any point as a coach or general manager in professional basketball. In 2003 he was fortunate enough to earn the title of CBA coach of the year. Daleo has a great deal of international coaching experience, bringing teams to compete against top Chinese A-1 talent and coaching in the Treviso Summer League in Italy. Coach Daleo brings a winning mentality to contribute to the championship atmosphere the RazorSharks have established over the past decade.
Chris Iversen – Associate Coach
Chris Iversen has been with the RazorSharks since their creation in 2005. In his ten years with the team, Coach Iversen has held numerous positions and has taken on many different responsibilities. His positions have included Director of Game Day Operations, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Basketball Operations, General Manager, and Assistant Coach. Coach Iversen’s dedication to RazorSharks has been one of the reasons the team has continued to thrive on the court for such a long period of time. The RazorSharks are happy to welcome back a key player in the team’s success over the past decade.
Don Sellers – Assistant Coach
Coach Don Sellers will be returning as assistant coach after first being added to the staff in 2008. Sellers has coached in Continental Basketball Association (CBA), International Basketball League (IBL), Chinese Basketball Association (Chinese-CBA), Lebanon Basketball Association (LBA), and was Vice President of Basketball Operations and assistant coach for the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004. In addition to his vast coaching experience, Sellers has spent several years as an advanced scout in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, and New Orleans Hornets.
Dan Dunne – Assistant Coach
Coach Dunne has over thirty years of basketball experience, including Big East play at Seton Hall, professional play in Puerto Rico and Australia, International play with the Puerto Rican National Team, and coaching experience at every level from youth to professional leagues all over the world. Discipline and fundamentals have been his biggest focus throughout his career. Primarily responsible for helping with the team’s inside players, Coach Dunne prides himself in his ability to improve his players’ self-confidence and knowledge of the game.
The RazorSharks are excited to welcome a wide variety of experience to their championship atmosphere and look forward to another successful season led by an incredibly knowledgeable coaching staff.
Rochester, NY, October 24, 2015 – The Rochester RazorSharks hosted their huge grand opening party last evening at their new office location in Marketplace Mall. In addition to the opening of the new headquarters, the team revealed their brand new hardwood basketball court in the mall space outside of the office which will give the opportunity for players of all ages to receive private one on one lessons from Razorsharks players and coaches. Hundreds of fans enjoyed having the opportunity to step onto the court and compete for prizes in the free throw contest.
RazorSharks fans were officially introduced to their new Head Coach, Chris Daleo who takes over the reigns of the two time defending PBL Champions. RazorSharks players as well as Rochester Americans Hall of Famer, Jody Gage, were also on hand to sign autographs and have pictures taken with fans of all ages.
The RazorSharks invited many of their sponsors to the event to contribute to the festivities as well as help them promote themselves to the team’s fan base. The Melting Pot was kind enough to provide their world renowned fondue, Buffalo Wild Wings brought their famous wings, and The Cookie Nook donated a delicious cookie cake, delivered by the Cookie Monster himself. RazorSharks’ mascot “Finley” was also joined by “Blazin’ Bill” from Buffalo Wild Wings and “The Moose” from the Rochester Americans.
The RazorSharks organization wants to thank all those who came out to support the team and sponsors and hope that the energy and enthusiasm we witnessed tonight will continue into the coming months as our fans and players prepare for what we hope to be another successful championship season!
For more information on purchasing tickets for the January 16th Home Opener, featuring a special appearance by Biz Markie, please drop by our new offices at Marketplace Mall or call (585)232-9190.
Chicago, IL- The Premier Basketball League is announcing the beginning of a new partnership with ESPN3. The new deal will allow the PBL to reach even more fans by adding another major broadcasting partner to its impressive network lineup of live and on-demand game coverage.
ESPN3 is the official online streaming network of ESPN owned primarily by The Walt Disney Company available in North America and internationally.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with the largest and most recognizable name in sports,” stated Dennis Truax, Commissioner of the PBL.
ESPN3 currently broadcasts NCAA college basketball, FIFA World Cup, the Arena Football League, NBA, WNBA, MLB and other big name leagues that now include the PBL.