The Kitsap Admirals are a professional basketball team in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the American Basketball Association (ABA) as well as a branding team in the International Basketball League (IBL). Based inBremerton, Washington, they were founded in 2012. Home games are played at Olympic High School in Bremerton.
- 1 Team
- 1.1 Roster
- 1.2 Staff
- 2 History
- 2.1 ABA Expansion
- 2.2 2012-2013 ABA Season
- 2.2.1 The Inaugural Game
- 2.2.2 First Win
- 3 References
- 4 External links
The team is made up of mostly local players and staff members. Multiple players on the roster are from Olympic College (former venue for home games). The staff page on the team's website features a short biography of all eight members.
|Number||Name||Position||Height||Education||1||Dontay Harris||Center||6'9"||Drake University|
|22||Ulysses Williams IV||Guard||5'9"||Bremerton High School|
|13||Michael Wyche||Forward||6'5"||Jefferson Davis CC|
|0||Ben Wilson||Guard||6'6"||Evergreen State College|
|14||Andre Thompson||Guard||6'4"||William Penn University|
|23||Tysaiah Curry||Forward/Guard||6'3"||Olympic College|
|25||James Loe||Guard||5'10"||Louisiana Tech University|
|12||Justin Chapel||Forward/Guard||6'2"||Simpson College|
|5||Mauricio Modestin||Guard||5'10"||Olympic College|
|24||Ricky King||Center||6'8"||Olympic College|
|32||Bruce Cooper||Center||6'8"||Southern Connecticut|
|9||Corey Sweet||Forward/Guard||6'4"||Olympic College|
Ashley Robinson - Owner
Erica Robinson - Owner
Doctor Sean Joseph - Team Doctor
Kurt DeVoe - Photographer
ABA Expansion Edit
On December 19, 2011, the Kitsap Sun announced that the city of Bremerton had landed an ABA franchise. Originally, the Admirals intended to make the Kitsap Sun Pavilion their home venue. However, the building did not meet the arena requirements of the league (regulation hardwood court floor). Unable renovate the arena, the Kitsap Admirals made the Bremer Student Center their home. The first game was played there on November 3, 2012 against the Seattle Mountaineers.
2012-2013 ABA Season Edit
The Inaugural Game Edit
The Admirals made their ABA debut on November 3, 2012 at the Bremer Student Center against the Seattle Mountaineers. The first basket in team history was athree pointer by guard Ben Wilson. The Admirals lost to Seattle 97-89.
The local media also reported that the game day operations went poorly during the inaugural game:
"The scoreboard clock and shot clock were often wrong, the score was debated several times, and conferences by the referees to straighten things out happened too often." -Terry Mosher, Kitsap Sun
The Admirals usual public address announcer was not present the night of the game do to previous commitments. Head coach, Chris Koebelin, told the Kitsap Sun after the game that the team would fix all administration issues before their next home game. Koebelin also stated that they would work on finding help at the scorer's table.
First Win Edit
Their second game was on Veterans Day 2012. Here, the Kitsap Admirals recorded their first ABA victory against the Lakewood Panthers at Pierce College.