Miami Midnites

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Miami Midnites
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Founded2014
LeagueFBA (2014-present)
ABA (2014-present)
Team historyMiami Midnites (2014-present)
Based inDavie, Florida
ArenaDavid Posnack Jewish Community Center
ColorsYellow, Orange          
OwnerJeffrey Rosen
Championships2 (2014, 2015-FBA)

The Miami Midnites were a professional minor league basketball team based in Miami, Florida. Established in 2014, the club was an affiliate of the Maccabi Haifa B.C. of the Israeli Basketball Premier League,[1] The team is owned by Jeffrey Rosen,[2][3] CEO of Triangle Entertainment.

History[edit]

Competing in the Florida Basketball Association, the Midnites named Florida Hall of Fame coach Marcos '"Shakey" Rodriguez its first head coach in April 2014. After an 11-1 regular season, Miami defeated Palm Beach Knights (141–121) in the FBA Playoff semifinals before capturing the league championship against Tampa Bay Rebels 98-82 on August 10, 2014.[4][5]

After the FBA Summer season, Miami Midnites joined the American Basketball Association for the 2014–15 season.[6] Miami were members of the ABA Southeast Division.

In their first season competing in the ABA Miami advanced through the league playoffs before losing in the ABA Championship to Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season League W L Finish Playoff results
2014 FBA 11 1 1st Won FBA championship
2014-15 ABA 17 3 2nd, Southeast Division Runner-up (lost to Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks)
2015 FBA 12 0 1st Won FBA championship[7]
2015-16 ABA 24 4 2nd, Florida Division Semifinals (lost to Windy City Groove)
2016 FBA 7 1 1st Won FBA Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball farm team in Miami to feed Israeli league". San Diego Jewish World. 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "About Us". Triangle Entertainment. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ "With American talent and ownership, Haifa team dethrones Israeli basketball dynasty". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Maccabi Haifa affiliate wins state title". Sun Sentinel. 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Miami Midnites of Maccabi Haifa win Florida Basketball Association title". Miami Herald. 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Miami Midnites to join ABA for 2014-15 Season". ABA. 8 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Israeli basketball team's local minor league affiliate repeat as champs". Sun Sentinel. 24 August 2015.

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