The Bay Area Matrix are a professional basketball team that plays in the American Basketball Association. The Matrix joined the ABA in the 2010-2011 season. The franchise is based in Clayton, California and is part of the California/Northwest Division of the American Basketball Association. The franchise has won two division titles (2012-2013) since joining the league.
The Matrix play their home games at the Diabolo Valley College.
- Owner(s) - Gordon Beresford, Jim Beresford, Ben Darling
- Head Coach - Gordon Beresford, Jim Beresford, Ben Darling
- Assistant Coach(es) -None
- Reuben Lewis
- Benny Gipson
- Teohn Conner
- Jamar Smith
- Stevie Johnson
- Jamar Holloway
- Randell Harding
- Shaun Buckingham
- Andy Johnson
- KK Alexander
- Larry Coley
- Will Walker
- Andy Shannon
- Jeff Jones
- Josh Dozier
- Marion Thurmond
- Jimmy Allen
The Bay Area Matrix were created as an expansion team in the American Basketball Association in the 2010-2011 season.
In their first season in the ABA, the Bay Area Matrix thrived well among other teams in the league, competing in the NoCal (North California) Division. By the end of the season, the Matrix finished 13-7, good for second in their division, but did not make it to the playoffs.
In their second season, the Bay Area Matrix made a key choice when they picked-up multi-position star player "KK" Anderson in the off-season. They were also moved to the Pacific North division by the ABA.
Despite not being named to the 2011-2012 ABA All-Star Game, Anderson led the Matrix to a 20-9 season as the Matrix won it's first division title.
Contrary to their record, however, the Matrix did not make the playoffs despite Gordon Beresford, Jim Beresford, and Ben Darling winning ABA Coach-of-the-Year honors.
In their third season, the Matrix were moved to the California/Northwest Division.
KK Anderson, who would lead the team in scoring and blocked-shots, helped the Matrix win it's second division title - upsetting the 9-4 San Francisco Rumble by the end of the season.
Despite winning back-to-back division titles, the Matrix did not compete in the ABA playoffs.