The New Mexico Bullsnakes is a men’s professional basketball team playing in the American Basketball Association (ABA) starting in the 2019 season. The team is comprised of local young basketball talent under the ownership of Nick Lourenço. Head Coach BB Rico and Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator Ken Jackson spoke more about the team and how you can catch their games.
The New Mexico Bullsnakes mission statement is to offer the best family entertainment to all basketball fans of the Albuquerque metro area and provide a positive influence to the community through initiatives in partnership with relevant local organizations and stakeholders.
Their vision is to become the best basketball team of the ABA and the reference in professional sports for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
History of the American Basketball Association
The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league. The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world! In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976. Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc. The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets]. Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players. The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 16 years.