66ers travel Friday and Saturday to Southwest Division rivals to open season

Tulsa, Okla., November 26, 2008 – The Tulsa 66ers announced today the Opening Night roster for the 2008-09 season. Guards Russell Carter and Andres Sandoval were released today. The active roster now stands at 11 players, including Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Hill.

The 66ers travel to Rio Grande Valley on Friday and Austin on Saturday in weekend matchups with division foes to open the season. Tulsa returns to face Albuquerque in the home opener on December 5 at 7 p.m.

The 66ers Opening Night roster is below:

41Keith ClarkF6-8242Oklahoma
15Derrick DialG6-4195Eastern Michigan
17Moses EhambeF6-6200Oral Roberts
00Chris EllisF6-9265Wake Forest
22Terrell EverettG6-7210Oklahoma
99Steven Hill**C7-0245Arkansas
7Antoine JordanF6-5205Siena
23Jeremy KellyG6-5205Tennessee-Martin
11Adam LibertyG6-2180Oral Roberts
33Yemi OgunoyeF6-8210Oral Roberts
32Chris RichardF6-9255Florida

**Indicates NBA Assigned player from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

About the Tulsa 66ers
Season tickets for the 2008-09 season start at just $8 per game and are on sale now. Season ticket holders and groups of 15 or more receive special rates on seats. Don’t miss the first year that the 66ers franchise is owned an operated by their NBA parent club, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tulsa will tip off this historic season on Friday, Nov. 28 on the road at Rio Grande Valley. The team will then travel to Austin on Saturday, Nov. 29 before returning home for the inaugural game at the new SpiritBank Event Center on December 5 versus the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Call 918-585-8444 to see first-hand the Route to NBA Dreams.

About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and features 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams. The league has produced 15 percent of the players on 2007-08 end-of-season NBA rosters and continues to develop current NBA coaches and referees. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote youth basketball, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout this season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.