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Old 07-19-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Associated Press - July 9, 2007 10:05 PM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The owner of a Continental Basketball Association team has changed its name and plans to move to Lawton to play its 2007-2008 schedule.

Officials with the Oklahoma Cavalry plan to announce the changes at a news conference on Thursday in Lawton.

Attempts by The Associated Press to contact team owner Baron Hopgood and general manager Brian Hopgood weren't immediately successful.

The team didn't note at what venue the Cavalry might play in Lawton.

The city of about 93,000 is home to NCAA Division Two Cameron University and three large high schools.

The Great Plains Coliseum has been a frequent home to high school basketball tournaments.

Team officials originally planned for the franchise to play in Oklahoma City, but officials there opposed the move, saying a CBA team wasn't in the city's best interest.




WAY TO GO LAWTON!! FOR GETTING THE CBA.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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That's good news for Lawton, but I'll bet the reason for them relocating out of OkC was because they realized they'd play second banana in the home of the next NBA franchise (OkC). I hope OkC gets the Sonics or some other franchise; they deserve it after the support they showed for the Hornets.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:56 PM
 
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Ya- I would rather have the CBA in Edmond or Broken Arrow. But, its great for Lawton. Recent news does suggest that the Sonics will be coming to OKC- Bennett is getting tired and time has run out. Plus he has given public statements about the possible move to OKC. Most Citians believe it will be a 95% chance we will land them now...Crossing fingers.....Also, Tulsa has a chance to get the WNBA Storm for the BOK and this will BE BEST for the State.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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A WNBA team would be good for Tulsa. I didn't know about that. It is kind of surprising that the CBA moved to Lawton (of all places) instead of a place like BA, Edmond, or even Tulsa. But, I figure they'll be the only player in a one-horse town that way and will likely attract enough crowds. That's great news about the Sonics. Heck, the name even goes with an Oklahoma homegrown business. Sonic has their headquarters right there in Bricktown!
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