Skyforce Releases 2006-07 Schedule

Sioux Falls, SD (July 18, 2006) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today the release of their 2006-07 regular season schedule. The NBA Development League regular season tips off on Friday, Nov. 24 and concludes on Sunday, April 15.

The NBA D-League All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Jam Session Center Court immediately following practices for the East and West NBA All-Star Teams. Teams representing the Eastern and Western Divisions of the D-League will be selected by a vote that includes fans, as well as D-League players and coaches. D-League All-Star Game voting procedures will be finalized and released in the near future. The head coach of the team with the best record in each division two weeks prior to the All-Star game will coach the teams.

“We are delighted to have the first D-League All-Star Game as part of NBA All-Star Weekend,” D-League President Phil Evans said. “This will be an experience our players will long remember, and coupled with our annual Showcase in January, affords NBA teams an additional avenue to gather at one location to see the best the D-League has to offer.”

The Skyforce will open the season at home on Friday, Nov. 24 against their rivals to the north, the Dakota Wizards. This season the Skyforce will play 24 homes spread out over 20 weeks which will result in more weekend dates at the Sioux Falls Arena. The format for the 2006 D-League Playoffs will be announced at a later date.

“We are very excited to feature 18 of our 24 home games on weekends to go along with our annual Christmas night game,” said Skyforce owner Mike Heineman. “Opening night (Nov. 24) will once again be very exciting with the return of Dave Joerger as head coach of the rival Dakota Wizards.”

2006-07 Sioux Falls Skyforce Schedule
(Home games in CAPS – All times are CST)
Printable Schedule

NovOpponentTime
Fri 24 DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 p.m.
Sat 25@ Dakota Wizards7:00 p.m.
Thu 30IDAHO STAMPEDE7:00 p.m.
DecOpponentTime
Fri 1IDAHO STAMPEDE7:00 p.m.
Sun 3@ Bakersfield Jam6:00 p.m.
Mon 4@ Los Angeles5:30 p.m.
Wed 6@ Los Angeles5:30 p.m.
Thu 14ARKANSAS RIMROCKERS7:00 p.m.
Fri 15ARKANSAS RIMROCKERS7:00 p.m.
Sun 17@ Austin Toros3:00 p.m.
Tue 19@ Ft. Worth Flyers8:00 p.m.
Fri 22 AUSTIN TOROS7:00 p.m.
Sat 23@ Dakota Wizards7:00 p.m.
Mon 25COLORADO 14ERS7:00 p.m.
Thu 28@ Austin Toros7:00 p.m.
Fri 29ALBUQUERQUE THUNDERBIRDS7:00 p.m.
JanOpponentTime
Fri 5@ Tulsa 66ers7:00 p.m.
Sat 6TULSA 66ERS7:00 p.m.
Fri 12ARKANSAS RIMROCKERS7:00 p.m.
Sat 13@ Idaho Stampede8:00 p.m.
Mon 15Austin Toros (Showcase)*TBA
Wed 17Ft. Worth Flyers (Showcase)*TBA
Fri 19@ Arkansas RimRockers7:00 p.m.
Sat 20@ Arkansas RimRockers7:00 p.m.
Fri 26 @ Tulsa 66ers7:00 p.m.
Sat 27@ Tulsa 66ers7:00 p.m.
FebOpponentTime
Fri 2ANAHEIM ARSENAL7:00 p.m.
Sat 3ANAHEIM ARSENAL7:00 p.m.
Fri 9LOS ANGELES7:00 p.m.
Sat 10LOS ANGELES7:00 p.m.
Tue 13AUSTIN TOROS7:00 p.m.
Sat 17D-League All-Star Game (Las Vegas)TBA
Sun 25FT. WORTH FLYERS7:00 p.m.
Tue 27FT. WORTH FLYERS7:00 p.m.
MarOpponentTime
Thu 1 DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 p.m.
Sat 3BAKERSFIELD JAM7:00 p.m.
Sun 4@ Colorado 14ers7:00 p.m.
Thu 8 @ Albuquerque Thunderbirds9:00 p.m.
Fri 9@ Albuquerque Thunderbirds8:00 p.m.
Sun 11@ Bakersfield Jam6:00 p.m.
Tue 13@ Anaheim Arsenal9:00 p.m.
Sun 18AUSTIN TOROS7:00 p.m.
Fri 23TULSA 66ERS7:00 p.m.
Sat 24TULSA 66ERS7:00 p.m.
Fri 30DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 p.m.
Sat 31COLORADO 14ERS7:00 p.m.
AprOpponentTime
Tue 3@ Idaho Stampede8:00 p.m.
Fri 6@ Arkansas RimRockers7:00 p.m.
Sat 7@ Dakota Wizards7:00 p.m.
Fri 13@ Ft. Worth Flyers7:00 p.m.
Sat 14@ Ft. Worth Flyers7:30 p.m.

*D-League Showcase (Jan. 15-17) will be in Sioux Falls, S.D.