Maine Red Claws

Maine Red Claws
Maine Red Claws
Maine Red Claws logo
Founded 2009
History Maine Red Claws
NBA D-League: 2009–present
Arena Portland Exposition Building
City Portland, Maine
Team colors Green, White, Red, Black
Head coach Dave Leitao
Owner Maine Basketball, LLC
Championships 0
Division titles None
Affiliations Boston Celtics
Charlotte Bobcats
Philadelphia 76ers

The Maine Red Claws are a basketball team of the NBA Development League affiliated with the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats.[1] On February 25, 2009, the NBADL awarded the city of Portland, Maine with an expansion franchise.[2] The team began playing in the 2009–2010 season. The team's home court is the Portland Expo Building. The team is owned by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is chaired by William Ryan, Jr., owner of Oxford Plains Speedway and Jon Jennings, former Celtics assistant coach who serves as president and general manager.[3] On July 21, 2009 the Red Claws announced Austin Ainge as the first Head Coach of the team.[4] Radio station 96.3 WJJB-FM will broadcast the games.[5]

The Red Claws have three NBA affiliations; the Boston Celtics, the Charlotte Bobcats and the Philadelphia 76ers.


Team name

On April 2, 2009, "Red Claws" was announced as the winning name after a name-the-team contest. Voters in the contest could choose among the Red Claws, Beacons, Crushers, Destroyers, Swarm and Traps. The name and logo give homage to the lobster fishing industry, a major economic engine of the New England area.

Season By Season

Season Division Regular Season Postseason Results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Maine Red Claws
2009–10 Eastern 4th 27 23 .540
2010-11 Eastern 5th 18 32 .360
Regular Season Record 45 55 .450 2009–2011
Playoff Record 0 0 .000 2009–2011

Current roster

Maine Red Claws rosterG
12 United States Hayes, Kenny 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Miami (Ohio)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Ben Pringle

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) Assigned from NBA team
  • Injured Injured
  • * High school

Last transaction: October 22, 2011

2010 draft picks

  1. Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech
  2. Kenny Hayes, Miami of Ohio
  3. Chamberlain Oguchi, Illinois State
  4. Lawrence Westbrook, Minnesota
  5. Tajuan Porter, Oregon
  6. James Lewis, Fresno Pacific
  7. JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
  8. Eugene Spates, Northeastern
  9. Armon Bassett, Ohio University

2011 draft picks[6]

  1. Chris Wright, Dayton
  2. Durrell Summers, Michigan State
  3. Mike Tisdale, Illinois
  4. Charles Okwandu, Connecticut
  5. Sadiel Rojas, Oklahoma Wesleyan
  6. Darren Cooper, University of Portland (Oregon)
  7. Jonathan Dupre, Pepperdine

Players assigned from NBA teams

Players recalled by NBA teams


The Red Claws against the Dakota Wizards in the Portland Exposition Building in January 2011.


External links

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