1300 Elmwood Buffalo State College Article!
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.
BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo 716ers (8-7) host the Lynchburg
Titans (1-11) on Saturday, April 5th at 7 pm at Tapestry Charter School. This is the final regular season finale for both teams.
The 716ers are currently on a six game winning streak, and are looking to finish the season with a home win.
“We started the season a little rough, but once we gelled as a team we’ve been unstoppable,” said head coach Tawan Slaughter. “I want to thank the fans who supported us all season. We owe it to the fans to finish the season on a seven game winning streak.”
Doors open the Thunderdome at Tapestry Charter School at 6:30 pm, with tip-off at 7 pm for both games. The games will be streamed live at Buffalo716ers.net.