Sonics Add Former Skyforce Player to Front Office

Sioux Falls, S.D. (August 29, 2007) – Seattle SuperSonics General Manager Sam Presti announced today that former Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Frank Ross has been hired as the Director of East Coast Scouting. Ross played in 54 games with Sioux Falls during the 1990-91 season and averaged 11.9 points and 5.9 assists.

For the past four seasons, Ross has been a scout with the Charlotte Bobcats after two seasons as the lead assistant coach with the University of Albany (NY). A fifth-round draft choice by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1987 NBA Draft, Ross played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association with the Savannah Spirits (1987-88) and Sioux Falls Skyforce (1990-91) and in Germany with TTL Bamberg. Before joining the coaching ranks, Ross was a five-year veteran of the Arlington County Police Department in northern Virginia.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2007-08 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Saturday, Nov. 24 against the Tulsa 66ers. Single game tickets will go on sale in early November. For information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.