Portland, ME (April 2, 2009) – NBA Maine of the NBA Development League today announced that the team, which will begin play in the 2009-10 season will be called the Maine Red Claws, as determined by a fan vote. After one month of voting, 2,943 fans submitted their vote and selected the Red Claws as the team’s name. The Maine Red Claws are working on logo designs and plan to unveil their new logo in the near future. The name was unveiled this morning by Red Claws team president and General Manager Jon Jennings on The Big Jab, the team’s flagship radio station.

“We are thrilled that so many fans voted for our team name,” said Bill Ryan, Jr. Chairman of the Maine Red Claws. “It was important to us to get fan feedback and are happy to be the Maine Red Claws!”

“We wanted to make sure we had a name that the fans would love, and after the voting it looks like we have found that name.” said Jennings.