Official Press release from the American Basketball Association
June 5, 2017. Indianapolis, IN –  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the Akron Aviators to its large expansion for the upcoming season.  “Mixing  basketball with entertainment has always been one of our goals,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman.  “And once again, we are doing just that with the new Akron Aviators.
The team will be co-owned by ABA CEO of Media and Entertainment, Tjuan Washington, and Brian “Essince” Collins and his entertainment company, Royal Heir Entertainment which focuses on international media, marketing and events in the entertainment industry which has worked with such artists as Beyonce across the world.  Brian is also a lifelong fan and athlete having played basketball in  high school, AAU, college and professionally in Thailand.  “Tjuan and I not only will work hard to make this a great basketball team, but we will also continue our ongoing concert and entertainment series in Akron and across the country,” added Collins.  “This should be a very exciting venture and we’re looking forward to it.
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Joe Newman
Co-Founder and CEO of the American Basketball Association