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1987 (Times Union Archive), Albany Patroons vs Tampa Bay Thrillers action in New York. You be the reason you succeeded or failed. Yes, the current reigning TBL champion Albany Patroons have released their schedule, amidst a bevy of new and returning TBL teams. (Jeff Foley/Times Union archive), Jeff Foley/Jeff Foley, Special to the Times, Albany, New York Patroons basketball player Mark Brown brings the ball down the court in the first half of a game with Fort Wayne Fury. Corts said he is hopeful the Patroons can average 1,000 fans per game this season. You can reach him at twilkin@timesunion.com. Even though the championship was won on that magical night last May, Rowland didn't know if there were going to be any more nights like that one. Rowland thinks Coyne can be an asset with all his connections he has in the city. Hey, look what popped up in my Facebook feed yesterday! "If we don't have him, we don't have the Patroons," Rowland said. All of the 12 regular season home games are being played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. "I love challenges. ( w/ Wilken story), JOHN CARL D'ANNIBALE/TIMES UNION-- Albany Patroons coach Derrick Rowland with players during Monday night's game against the Albany Patroons at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany February 2, 2009. Hey, look what popped up in my Facebook feed yesterday! At least, that's how it looks now as the team gets ready to start the defense of their championship. "Fans coming from different areas and not being familiar with downtown ... they don't see a spot and they turn around and go home.". The buzzer was an annoying air horn! He loves Albany. I am excited about being back.". On some days, the opponent got lost and showed up an hour late for a game. I love sports," Maggs said. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union), David Magley, president of the North American Premiere Basketball League talks about the new league during a press conference at the Washington Avenue Armory on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Fix the scoreboard, please. ALBANY PATROONS VS. YAKIMA SUNKINGS. Rowland is optimistic because, for the first time since the team came back, there is a grounded owner, Dr. Tim Maggs, a sports chiropractor from Scotia. Their four boys are grown and Maggs said his wife embraces challenges just as hard as he does. His longtime vision of a successful re-emergence may be finally coming into focus. Good seats are still available, and you’ll enjoy the top quality basketball, the brand new Emeralds Hype Squad, and a few other treats that are yet to be announced. Maggs told Rowland more than once that he should give it up. Rowland is in the process of putting together his roster.

The salary range for TBL players is between $1,500 and $6,500 per month. Maggs, 65, had been a Patroon season ticket holder back in the old days, and he winced as he watched the Patroons flounder financially. washington avenue armory, albany, ny … FOR MCGUIRE STORY, HANS PENNINK / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES UNION- J.J. Sullinger of the Albany Patroons scores against Oaklahoma Lawton-Fort Sill during their Championship Basketball game the Armory in Albany, N.Y., Sunday , February 8, 2009. (Cue the laugh track).

After the season ended, Maggs sat down with his wife, Trudy, and talked about taking on this project. In the final episode of the season. (Phoebe Sheehan/Times Union), Albany Patroons' Jordan Robertson is guarded by Raleigh Firebirds' Julian Harris as takes a shot during a basketball playoff game at the Washington Avenue Armory on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Albany, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union), Albany Patroons' Anthony Moe drives to the net guarded by Raleigh's Kaden Lebray during a playoff basketball game at the Washington Avenue Armory on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Albany, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union), Phil Jackson, head coach for the Albany Patroons in Albany, NY. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union), Some items from the Albany Patroons basketball team that once played in Albany are seen on display at a press conference at the Washington Avenue Armory on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Albany, N.Y.

The show is recorded every Wednesday at 6:30 PM at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady. Stop by and visit Bruce and Paul in the Armory's Media section during home games. Yes, the current reigning TBL champion Albany Patroons have released their schedule, amidst a bevy of new and returning TBL teams. will start their 2020 TBL basketball season on Saturday night, February 1st, with a home game against the newly-launched Tri-State Admirals of Jersey City, New Jersey. While the Patroons were kept afloat by the league last year, the franchise barely stayed alive.

Know someone who has served and should be recognized? Pensacola coach is yelling in background. Seldom was there a crowd over 1,000. Times Union staff photo by Lori Van Buren Set realistic goals with daily action steps to get there. The Patroons Overtime Drive Podcast brings you all the news and notes from the Washington Avenue Armory and across the entire TBL.Your hosts Bruce Joshnston and Paul Dunn take you from the stands, to the court, to the locker room and beyond with game recaps, analysis and player interviews. There are 12 teams in the league this year, up from 10 a season ago. I write to you at this time to let you know some very important information regarding our season. twilkin@timesunion.com • 518-454-5415 • @tjwilkin. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union), Xavier Moon of the Albany Patroons moves the ball up the court against Yakima at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Feb. 25, 2018. Last year, the Patroons played 27 regular season games. Many a winter night at the Armory produced this slapstick roundball humor, although it definitely wasn't funny to the Patroons, particularly coach Derrick Rowland and general manager Mike Corts, who worked tirelessly and never got a paycheck for their efforts. Albany scored 41 in the quarter to take a commanding 96-78 lead into the fourth quarter. Gone are the Yakima Sun Kings, Albany’s opponent in the last two playoff championships. Please enter your email address, and you can follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. (Steve Twardzik/Albany Patroons), Ohio Cardinals' #6 stumbles in the way of Albany Patroons' Smush Parker as he takes a shot during a game on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, N.Y. (Jenn March/Special to the Times Union). (Times Union archive), Albany Patroons guard Joshua Cameron pivots to take a shot at the basket during the championship game against the Yakima SunKings on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY. FOR MCGUIRE STORY John Carl D'Annibale Show More Show Less 29 of 43 HANS PENNINK / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES UNION- J.J. Sullinger of the Albany Patroons scores … First of all, I cannot thank you enough for the support you gave. And you know this will be the hottest sports ticket in the Capital District – especially February 1st, which will be “banner and ring night” – the Patroons get their championship jewelry from winning the TBL title earlier this year, and the team’s third championship banner rises to the Armory rafters. TBL FINALS SERIES GAME 2. Nominate a service member to sit courtside at an Albany Patroons game!