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February 9, 2005

The Calgary Drillers officially announce that the 2004/2005 season has been suspended and all efforts will now be directed to the 2006/2007 season.

All staff positions are presently vacant and open for interested parties. The club will examine all aspects of the organization internally and externally with emphasis on:

(1) The proper venue in which to play

(2) The league in which to play. Considerations will be given to the American Basketball Association, Continental Basketball Association and the International League. Close examination of issues such as team travel, team stability and league leadership will be taken into consideration. A Calgary based advisory group is in the process of being formed to examine all aspects of the Drillers to ensure the correct decision is made.

(3) Coaching

(4) Management

(5) Practice Facilities

All Questions regarding the past operation of the Drillers from December 4/05 till the present should directed to :

Al Howell

P.O. Box 967

Station M

Calgary, AB T2P 2K4

al@calgarydrillers.ca

Office Phone: (403) 243-2252

Special thanks are due to the Day's Inn South, Calgary Trail, Metro Ford, Aon Insurance, Carberry International, Original Joe's Restaurants, Calgary Sun, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Herald, National Motor Coach Lines and National Car Rental.

All efforts are being taken to ensure that local ownership will have full control of the Drillers for the coming season, interested Calgarians regardless of the level of interest should contact Al Howell at al@calgarydrillers.ca or 403.243.2252

We are happy to announce that official Calgary Drillers merchandise will be available for sale on the Calgary Drillers Web Site within a week.

The Drillers players would like to thank all Albertans who made their stay in the province memorable.

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February 9, 2005

The Calgary Drillers officially announce that the 2004/2005 season has been suspended and all efforts will now be directed to the 2006/2007 season.

The team must have changed it because what you posted differs from the link. I think they meant what is up there now which is they are focusing on the 2005-6 season.

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February 9, 2005

The Calgary Drillers officially announce that the 2004/2005 season has been suspended and all efforts will now be directed to the 2006/2007 season.

The team must have changed it because what you posted differs from the link. I think they meant what is up there now which is they are focusing on the 2005-6 season.

They could be focused on 2037-38 and it wouldn't matter. They're dead meat, just like the rest of the ABA will be eventually. The only reason they're still around is because Joe Newman seems to have sold 100 or so franchises.

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They drew about 35 people to their frst game--35, not a typo-two digits a 3 followed by a 5--or so...

Yet the 88's downfall wasn't the team, ownership or management--it was the league...

Let's see a return to that--not the ABA...

Y'know, the IBA (and then the NBL) was actually pretty good basketball (and I say this as someone who doesn't like hoops).

Although what stunk was that in Winnipeg's second year in the league, only two teams were left, Dayton and us...so we got to play a best of 7 for the championship.

We still lost.

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