- Maine Red Claws
Maine Red Claws 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
The Maine Red Claws are a basketball team of the NBA Development League affiliated with the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats. On February 25, 2009, the NBADL awarded the city of Portland, Maine with an expansion franchise. 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. On July 21, 2009 the Red Claws announced Austin Ainge as the first Head Coach of the team. Radio station 96.3 WJJB-FM will broadcast the games.
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 rosterMaine Red Claws roster
12 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
- * High school
2010 draft picks
- Magnum Rolle, Louisiana Tech
- Kenny Hayes, Miami of Ohio
- Chamberlain Oguchi, Illinois State
- Lawrence Westbrook, Minnesota
- Tajuan Porter, Oregon
- James Lewis, Fresno Pacific
- JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
- Eugene Spates, Northeastern
- Armon Bassett, Ohio University
2011 draft picks
- Chris Wright, Dayton
- Durrell Summers, Michigan State
- Mike Tisdale, Illinois
- Charles Okwandu, Connecticut
- Sadiel Rojas, Oklahoma Wesleyan
- Darren Cooper, University of Portland (Oregon)
- Jonathan Dupre, Pepperdine
Players assigned from NBA teams
- Bill Walker - assigned by the Boston Celtics on November 21, 2009
- Alexis Ajinca - assigned by the Charlotte Bobcats on November 30, 2009
- Lester Hudson - assigned by the Boston Celtics on December 15 and December 26, 2009
- Sherron Collins - assigned by the Charlotte Bobcats on December 8, 2010
- Avery Bradley - assigned by the Boston Celtics on January 14, 2011
Players recalled by NBA teams
- Lester Hudson - recalled by the Boston Celtics on December 20, 2009.
- Bill Walker - recalled by the Boston Celtics on December 23, 2009.
- Alexis Ajinça - recalled by the Charlotte Bobcats on February 2, 2010.
- Sherron Collins - recalled by the Charlotte Bobcats on December 21, 2010
- Avery Bradley - recalled by the Boston Celtics on February 7, 2011
- ^ Mike Lowe (2009-06-29). "Red Claws, Celtics make their partnership official". Portland Press Herald. http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=265252&ac=PHspt.
- ^ "NBA Development League Expands to Portland, Maine". Maine Red Claws. 2009-02-25. http://www.nba.com/dleague/maine/Expansion.html.
- ^ Maine Basketball LLC owner bios
- ^ http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=269419&ac=PHnws
- ^ "IT'S OFFICIAL!!! NBDL Coming to Portland, WJAB TO BE FLAGSHIP BROADCAST STATION". The CMSB. 2009-02-25. http://www.centralmainesportsblog.com/2009/02/its-official-nbdl-coming-to-portland.html. . During the 2009-2010 season, the Red Claws were the only NBA Development League team to sell out all 24 of their home games.
- ^ "2011 NBA D-League Draft Results". http://www.nba.com/dleague/draft2011/index.html. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
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