TORONTO,ON–The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that the city of Oshawa, Ontario has been formally accepted as the first expansion team to join the league in its inaugural season.
“What a great day for the NBL Canada and for the city of Oshawa,” said National Basketball League of Canada President & CEO, Andre Levingston.
“We are thrilled to bring professional basketball to this city. Oshawa’s team will not only provide an extremely high level of basketball and family entertainment, but will also serve as a fantastic vehicle to support the community through both traditional and creative ways of giving back.”
Levingston says that he and the team’s ownership group are looking forward to continuing to build a working relationship between the NBL and Oshawa’s municipality.
“Oshawa’s city officials have been supportive of the team’s approval process, and are keen to bring exciting entertainment to its region.”
In early November, the team will tip off at the General Motors Centre where they will play an 18 regular season home game schedule.
The team is currently holding an online contest to allow the city to name its first-ever professional basketball team. Those interested can submit their suggestions online at www.durhamnblcanada.com.
For media inquiries, please contact the Director of Public Relations for the NBL Canada Oshawa franchise, Drew Ebanks email@example.com, or visit www.durhamnblcanada.com.