11/23/04 - SEAN ROOKS SIGNS WITH CRUSH
Orange County, CA -- Kevin A. Copeland, GM of the ABA Orange County Crush professional basketball team today announced the signing of former Los Angeles Laker and Los Angeles Clipper center Sean Rooks to the team's roster. According to Copeland, "We are very pleased to have a player with Sean's NBA background, skills and experience. His 6'10" frame will be a positive addition to our defense."
11/22/04 - CRUSH DROP SEASON OPENER TO LONG BEACH JAM, 134-122
Long Beach, CA -- The ABA Long Beach Jam raised its 2003-2004 championship banner at the Pyramid in Long Beach before beating the Orange County Crush in the season opener, 134-122 in front of 2,276 excited fans.
The defending champion Jam had a balanced attack consisting of six players scoring more than 15 points. Leading the charge was Felipe Lopez with 23 points, Kueth Duany added 22 and 7 rebounds, Nick Sheppard tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals.
A team of familiar faces, the Crush are coached by former Jam coach, Earl Cureton and former assistant, Corey Gaines. Derrick Dial, last season's ABA Offensive Player of the Year with the Jam, scored 31 points and added 10 rebounds. Another former Jammer, Jerry Dupree chipped in 23 points.
11/10/04 - CRUSH NAMES DANCE TEAM DIRECTOR
Orange County, CA -- The ABA Orange County Crush professional basketball team announced that Veronique Green, wife of former NBA star A.C. Green, will be the team dance director. Ms. Green has professional experience as a dancer with the Houston Oilers, the Houston Rockets and with several dance theatres. She has won awards for Miss Black Houston, Miss Southest Galveston and for the Coca Cola Challenge. Ms. Green will direct approximately 14 cheerleaders during the Orange County Crush home games. The Crush management is pleased to have a proven professional dancer to head its dance team.
11/10/04 - DENNIS RODMAN SIGNS WITH CRUSH
The Orange County Crush is excited to announce that former NBA great, Dennis Rodman, has signed a contract to play basketball with the team. Rodman should feel right at home playing with the “Crush,” since Orange County is the neighborhood where he resides.
“Rodman is a great defensive player and he brings a multitude of basketball experience to the ABA ,” stated Head Coach Earl Cureton.