During the first season of the ABA, co-founder Joe Newman became the league's CEO.
The 2000-2001 season saw the league implement it's own "draft", with the most notable pick being the drafting of NBA star Dennis Rodman by the Chicago Skyliners. The season would also be the only time a "draft" would ever be held by the league.
Out of all the teams regular season, the Chicago Skyliners had the best record by far, going 31-12 while the San Diego Wildfire had the worst record, going 8-33.
The teams that competed this season were the Detroit Dogs, the Memphis Houn'Dawgs, the Indiana Legends, the Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs, the Chicago Skyliners (whose team colors would later be used for Chicago's Woman's National Basketball Association team), the Los Angeles Stars, the San Diego Wildfire, and the Kansas City Knights.