RICHMOND, Va. - The Answer’s mom has her own team.
Allen Iverson’s mother, Ann, will be the majority owner on a new American Basketball Association franchise that will play in Richmond next season.
Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers star and 2001 NBA MVP, starred at Bethel High School in Hampton.
The new ABA team, known as the Warriors, will be coached by former Virginia Tech player Michael Davis, who will also serve at director of player personnel.
ABA teams play a 36-game schedule.
A franchise costs $20,000, but needs about $400,000 for operating costs, minority owner and general manager George Christopher said. Each team has a roster of 10-12 players and a $160,000 salary cap.
Richmond had an ABA team last season, the Generals, but it didn’t succeed.
The nation grieved for those hurt, killed and affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. After one of the suspects was caught on Friday — following a day-long lockdown and manhunt — sports returned to Boston over the weekend.
The league has seen many teams come and go since it started in 2000.
“Richmond is a great basketball city and will be a great ABA city. We are pleased to be back there,” ABA CEO Joe Newman said in a release from the league. “We have a tremendous ownership group, very knowledgeable and experienced and we know that they will do a terrific job.”
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