Who: RJ White
What: Pro Mens Basketball (Connecticut Copperheads, Vipers Pro Basketball based out of Illinois), International Basketball Team Owner – Nassau Salamanders, Bahamas
Why: RJ White is President/CEO of three sports teams. Two in which are American Basketball Association teams. If you remember the ABA you remember the original American Basketball Association was founded in 1967 and rivaled the NBA in the early 1970’s. The league offered a new style of basketball in an era that was changing the way we see basketball in the world today. With innovative ideas like a three point shot and dunk contest, the ABA was creating excitement in the form of creativity and entertainment. If you remember Julius Erving (aka Dr. J) flying through the air, hands pressed on a red, white and blue ball then you definitely remember the ABA. Notable ABA players to move to the NBA when the leagues merged include George Gervin, Artis Gilmore, Dan Issel, Moses Malone, and David Thompson. The current version of the ABA started in 2000 and is made up of over 100 teams in the USA, Canada, and Japan. White, is one very familiar with success being the youngest female team owner and youngest entrepreneur starting her first company in Michigan at 17 years old. Lastly the Nassau Salamanders is located in the Bahamas aimed to be FIBA organized. The one goal in mind is NBA operations/ownership.
Where: Based in Illinois
When: Established in 2003
Contact number: 224-678-3009
Mailing Address: 158 S. Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015