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The United States Basketball League (USBL)

The United States Basketball League (USBL) franchise is the first and only sports league structured as a franchisor and the only publicly-traded sports league (OTCBB: USBL). The USBL franchise is 21 years old with 10 teams and 150 USBL franchise players have made the NBA.

Recognized as The League of Opportunity, the United States Basketball League (USBL) is as much involved with human resource development as it is with professional sports. The USBL has provided an opportunity for players to improve and showcase their skills for the National Basketball Association, Continental Basketball Association, D-League, and International clubs around the world. Over the past twenty one seasons of operation, the USBL has been the springboard for numerous professional playing careers.

The USBL season runs from late April (after the conclusion of the collegiate basketball season) until late June (before the start of NBA rookie and free agent camps). For draft-hopeful collegians, the USBL is the premiere summer league, which offers a sound transition from the college to the professional game. The USBL's playing rules are identical to the NBA's rules, with the added stipulation that each team carries at least two rookies on its roster. This provides a maximum opportunity for players looking to showcase their skills as well as stay in prime physical and mental condition prior to the NBA Draft.

You can own a professional sports team! Essentially, the USBL franchise is a unique investment vehicle, being the only publicly traded professional sports league. This allows USBL franchise shareholders to benefit dramatically from an expected upward valuation in the cost of franchises.

The USBL franchise is able to sell franchises at will. Potentially, there are approximately 100 small-to-medium sized cities in the US that could accommodate a successful franchise.

Interested in bringing the USBL to your hometown? Currently, the USBL is operating in the Midwest and Northeastern regions. However, many markets present a viable location for a USBL franchise and future expansion is inevitable. USBL franchises offer investors a very affordable option to become involved with a professional sports team. Current franchise development is being explored in many markets by an array of investors for the 2007 season. The initial franchise fee for purchasing a team is $200,000.

SUPPORT & TRAINING PROVIDED

· Financial Assistance Provided: Yes

· Site Selection Assistance: Yes

· Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes

· Co-Operative Advertising : Yes

· Training: 2 weeks in CT or in PA.

The United States Basketball League

THE LEAGUE OF OPPORTUNITY
Recognized as The League of Opportunity, the United States Basketball League (USBL) is as much involved with human resource development as it is with professional sports. The USBL has provided an opportunity for players to improve and showcase their skills for the National Basketball Association, Continental Basketball Association, D-League, and International clubs around the world. Over the past twenty one seasons of operation, the USBL has been the springboard for numerous professional playing careers.

The USBL season runs from late April (after the conclusion of the collegiate basketball season) until late June (before the start of NBA rookie and free agent camps). For draft-hopeful collegians, the USBL is the premiere summer league, which offers a sound transition from the college to the professional game. The USBL's playing rules are identical to the NBA's rules, with the added stipulation that each team carries at least two rookies on its roster. This provides a maximum opportunity for players looking to showcase their skills as well as stay in prime physical and mental condition prior to the NBA Draft.

The list of premiere rookies from the USBL who have made their mark in the NBA includes the USBL Class of 1985: 7-7 center Manute Bol (NBA blocked shots leader as a rookie in 1985-86), 5-7 guard Spud Webb (1986 NBA Slam-Dunk Champion), forward John "Hot Rod" Williams (NBA All-Rookie selection in 1986-87) and guard Michael Adams (1992 NBA All-Star). Other highly successful USBL "alums" include Raja Bell, Mike James, and Darrell Armstrong to name a few.

In addition to player development, the USBL offers excellent opportunities for coaches, referees, and front office administrative personnel seeking to further their respective careers. Coaches receive experience by working with players and designing game strategies while referees are presented with a challenge of officiating fast-paced, action packed professional games. People involved with management aspects gain unparalleled experience and insights into the operation of a professional sports franchise. Franchises also become more involved with their communities by providing a professional sports team, which becomes an active vehicle for pleasure, community service and profit.

Not only is the USBL a developmental forum, but it is also a revolutionary business enterprise. Established as the only professional sports league to utilize franchising techniques, the USBL offers potential owners one of the least expensive franchises to purchase and operate in the professional sports industry. The sensible expansion blueprint and realistic budgets allow businesspersons the opportunity to become involved at a reasonable investment level. Corporate sponsors, who seek to reap the benefits of an association with professional athletics, also receive an excellent return on their investment through the achievement of solid market value and grass roots penetration.

An emphasis on sound operations, proven business methods and a commitment to its players, coaches, owners and fans translates into a winning and successful formula for the USBL and everyone involved with "The League of Opportunity."

SUPPORT & TRAINING PROVIDED

THE UNITED STATES BASKETBALL LEAGUE

· Financial Assistance Provided: Yes

· Site Selection Assistance: Yes

· Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes

· Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

· Training: 2 weeks in CT or in PA

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