Skyforce Names New General Manager

Sioux Falls, SD (June 27, 2006) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that General Manager Tim Hoover has resigned his position effective immediately. Hoover has accepted a position at Capital Card Services, Inc. in Sioux Falls as an accounting manager.

“Over the past 10 years I have been fortunate to work for an organization where I've been able to create long-lasting relationships from fellow employees, coaches, players, fans and corporate sponsors,” said Hoover. “Although my career with the Skyforce has been a fun ride, I've come to a point in my life where I'm ready for new challenges and experiences that I believe Capital Card Services will provide.”

“Greg and Mike Heineman have been great owners to work for and I wish both them and the front office staff nothing but the best in their first year in the NBA Development League.”

Hoover recently completed his eleventh season with the organization. He began his tenure as the 24-second shot clock operator during the 1995-96 Championship season. He was hired full-time by the organization in May of 1996 and served as business and ticket manager for three seasons. In 1999, he was promoted to assistant general manager. In 2004, he was promoted to his most recent position as general manager.

“Tim has been a huge part of the Skyforce for so long and we are going to miss him,” said Skyforce owner Mike Heineman. “We would like to thank Tim for hanging with us through everything the Skyforce has been through in the past 10 years and we wish Tim nothing but success in the future.”

With the announcement of Hoover’s resignation, the Skyforce has promoted Jeremy DeCurtins to general manager. DeCurtins recently completed his eighth season in the front office. He began his tenure as an intern during the 1998-99 season and was hired full-time in the spring of 1999. He has been in charge of many different areas over the years from game operations to sales and marketing.

“I would like to thank the Heineman family for this enormous opportunity,” said DeCurtins. “We are heading into one of the most anticipated seasons in Skyforce history, as a member of the NBA Development League, and I am grateful to be part of the great success it will bring to Sioux Falls.”