Basketball shall go on. That is regardless of what the current NBA-mandated lockout tells us in its unavoidably somber way.
We addicted and insatiable hoops fans may not get the NBA this year, but by all accounts it looks as if we’ll get the next best thing on a professional basketball level this fall.
Monday the D-League officially announced its schedule for the upcoming 2011-12 season and unlike their parent league, the NBA, all signs point to business as usual for what is quickly becoming the National Basketball Association’s “farm system” if you will.
For your local D-League representative Austin Toros, their individual team 2011-12 schedule was also announced Monday.
The Toros start things out on the road when they face off against the Texas Legends Saturday, November 26th and finish things off in Sioux Falls on Saturday, April 7th.
Their first home game at the Cedar Park Center in Austin will be played on Friday, December 2nd at 7 pm.
The Austin Toros full 2011-12 season schedule is linked below courtesy NBA.com.
We’ll continue to provide coverage for the San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate throughout the year.
Austin finished up with a 22-28 record last season, which was good for eighth best in the West.
With Marcus Cousin, Kevin Palmer and Danny Green all having moved on to play either overseas or in the NBA, it should be interesting to see who takes the lead role for the Toros this season.
Kevin Palmer signs 1-year deal with Japan’s Fukuoka Rizing
Former Austin Toros’ G/F Danny Green will play in Slovenia during NBA Lockout
Regardless, with the potential loss of NBA basketball this year, Austin has a unique opportunity to capitalize on a market that will surely be eager to see some form of professional basketball being played here stateside.
Would you like to play for the Toros this season? Click the link below to find out how.
Austin Toros to hold local player tryouts
Full Austin Toros’ 2011-12 D-League season
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