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Kansas City Soul basketball begins in October

Posted: 8:39 PM, Jun 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-30 21:39:18-04

Professional basketball will return to Kansas City very soon. This fall the Kansas City Soul will begin its inaugural season. 

The team is currently holding open tryouts and has a wide open roster. This also includes an open search for a head coach.

The team will be a member of the ABA. In its prime, the ABA had some of the best talent in the game. Hall of Famers Moses Malone and Julius "Dr. J" Erving both got their start in the league which rivaled the NBA.

The Soul is looking re-establish some of that greatness when the team takes the floor in October 2016. It will be branded as high quality, inexpensive family entertainment. 

Kansas City Soul Managing Director Bryant Tucker is thrilled to get this project off the ground and sees this a tremendous opportunity for the community.

"There were several teams in Kansas City prior to the Soul, and for whatever reason they didn't work out as well," said Tucker. "So I decided to come in as an owner and be the president of the Soul because I know we can do things a lot better we are going to be better for the area that we are playing in, and it's the right time for it."

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Dee Jackson can be reached at  dee.jackson@kshb.com.

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