2010 NBA D-League Showcase
BOISE, Sept. 1, 2009 – The schedule for the four-day, 16-game, NBA Development League Showcase, which features all 16 teams competing between Jan. 4-7, 2010, was released today. The sixth annual event will take place at Qwest Arena, home of the Idaho Stampede, in Boise, Idaho.
Action tips off Monday, Jan. 4, when the Rio Grande Valley Vipers take on the Albuquerque Thunderbirds at 11:00 a.m. MT, and continues with three more contests that day. On Tuesday, the NBA D-League’s newest teams, the Maine Red Claws and Springfield Armor, make their Showcase debut, as the Red Claws take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 11:00 a.m. MT and the Armor faces the Dakota Wizards in the nightcap at 7:15 p.m. MT. The schedules for Wednesday and Thursday also include four games each, beginning at 11:00 a.m. MT (see full schedule attached).
Fans and families in the Treasure Valley can watch all of the action live with a total event pass including all 16 games for only $25, while fans who can’t make it to Idaho can catch every game live online for free at nba.com/futurecast.
“We’re excited to host what we consider the premier basketball event in Idaho for 2010,” said Bill Ilett, Stampede Managing Investor. “The Treasure Valley has demonstrated its love for tournament basketball by supporting NCAA events in Boise in the past as well as the Showcase in 2008. We are proud to be able to provide this event to the community that has given so much to this franchise.”
The Stampede, who also hosted the event in 2008, will welcome general managers, player personnel staff, and scouts from each of the 30 NBA teams who will be in attendance to evaluate the league’s talent. Numerous members of the international basketball community will also attend the NBA D-League Showcase.
“We are excited to bring the world-wide basketball community back to Boise for this year’s NBA D-League Showcase,” Chris Alpert, NBA D-League Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel said. “While the event provides our players with a tremendous opportunity to compete in front of NBA scouts, it also highlights one of our great markets. The Stampede did a fantastic job hosting the event in 2008, and Qwest Arena is a great setting for the basketball community to see the caliber of talent in the NBA D-League first-hand.”