Skyforce to be affiliated only with Miami Heat

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 11, 2013 at 8:47 am •  Published: June 11, 2013
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The Heat, with stars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, are currently trying to defend their NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs in this year's finals.

"The Heat is obviously a popular team right now," Heineman told KELO-TV in Sioux Falls. "You see little kids running around with Heat jerseys all the time, LeBron and D-Wade jerseys. We hope that translates into some Skyforce interest. I think it can only help our season ticket base and our fan base."

Five other NBA teams have similar exclusive agreements with D-League teams: the Brooklyn Nets (Springfield Armor), Boston Celtics (Maine Red Claws), Houston Rockets (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), New York Knicks (Erie BayHawks) and Portland Trail Blazers (Idaho Stampede). D-League President Dan Reed said such arrangements help with player, coach and staff development.



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