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Tawan Slaughter, ’05
By: Laurie A. Kaiser
Professional men’s basketball has a new star in town—Buffalo State alumna Tawan Slaughter, ’05. The 29-year-old recently became the owner and coach of the Buffalo 716ers, a start-up franchise in the American Basketball Association (ABA).
In November, Slaughter purchased the 716ers from ABA commissioner Joe Newman. For the previous six years, Slaughter taught as a substitute and full-time physical education teacher in three area schools and coached players from middle school through community college. Last fall, she was approached about leading the 716ers.
The Buffalo 716ers dominated the court in their inaugural preseason game, defeating the visiting Akron Heat 105-85. Glenroy Carr led the team with 23 points, followed by Travonta Gatewood (16), Amir Billups (13), Kelvin Agee (12) and Darnell Boswell (10).
Read more about the game at Buffalo.com
Buffalo Bandits legend Marc Steenhuis, #9, will be on hand at our exhibition game on December 7th to toss the ceremonial tip off. Steinhuis will be available after the game for autographs
CHICAGO—The Premier Basketball League has added a pair of teams based along the eastern shore of Lake Erie for the 2014 season, which is set to tip off on New Year’s Eve in Rochester, N.Y.
The Buffalo 716ers and the Erie (Penn.) Hurricane have agreed to join the PBL for the upcoming campaign. The additions bring to eleven the number of teams for the 2014 season.
… Continue reading at ThePBL.com
It was Rochester’s finest against Rochester’s bravest on the court Saturday afternoon.
The city’s police and fire departments went head-to-head in the first ever Boots vs. Badges basketball game.
The Buffalo 716ers, a professional minor league basketball team, and Media-Aid Entertainment, a sports entertainment production company, have entered into a partnership designed to enhance fan experience.
Under this agreement, Media-Aid Entertainment will provide live play-by-play commentary for all games for the 2014. Gary Ayd, founder and president of Media-Aid Entertainment, will provide all live commentary for the Buffalo 716ers for the 2014 season. The games will be available via web audio stream on Mediaaidentertainment.com. Gary spent last season calling division one hoops for St. Bonaventure University’s Women’s Basketball team prior to deciding to launch his own company.
The first game to be broadcast under this agreement will be Saturday, December 7th. In a pre-season exhibition game the Buffalo 716ers host the Akron Heat at 7 pm on December 7, 2013, at Tapestry Charter School.
About Media-Aid Entertainment
Media-Aid Entertainment LLC is a multimedia company specializing in internet radio broadcasting, video production and photography. Headquartered in New York’s Hudson Valley, the company was founded with the idea that local sports deserve the same type of laser focused one-on-one attention that big league sports and major college sports receive.
For more information visit www.MediaAidEntertainment.com
About the Buffalo 716ers
The Buffalo 716ers are an expansion professional basketball team that will compete in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) beginning in January of 2014. The owner/coach is Tawan Slaughter, who is from Buffalo and is committed to bringing professional basketball back to Buffalo.
Please contact Tawan Slaughter, owner of the Buffalo 716ers for additional information at 716-986-3433 or email@example.com