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    Default Pistons and Pacers share NBDL team in Indiana...

    Hoo boy...this outta be fun...

    Um, its going to be awkward sharing a team with you guys.

    http://www.nba.com/dleague/affiliates_070705.html

    • The Detroit Pistons will re-connect to their roots in Fort Wayne, IN, as they will be affiliated with the new Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Pistons entered the NBA in 1948 as the Fort Wayne Pistons. The Pistons will share their Mad Ants affiliation along with the Indiana Pacers.

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    Makes sense.

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    Hmm...Stanko and Mejia=domination?

    We might be able to throw Chiek Samb in...

    how's the max deal for Lorbek coming along? He could start at PF....
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    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Fort Wayne's expansion team in the NBA Development League team will be known as the Mad Ants in honor of the city's namesake, Revolutionary War general "Mad" Anthony Wayne.

    The nickname was picked by fans in a monthlong Internet poll. Other possible choices were Fire, Lightning and Coyotes.

    The logo, designed by Jeff Dollens of Excell Color Graphics, shows a sinister-looking ant. Team colors, Dollens said, are "burgundy, crimson and gold."

    "It took a lot of research first," Dollens said. "We looked up several different types of ants. We even watched the 'Antz' movies and looked on the Web, too, to get the overall feel of different types of ants. We then tried to make it look simple enough to be represented on the logo."


    June 28, 2007 - The people of Fort Wayne are invited to get revenge on ants everywhere for past picnics gone awry! On Tuesday, July 10th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants cordially invite the public to their offices to walk away with their picnic food. We will have hot dogs, cookies, drinks, and – oh yeah – tickets! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get to know your new NBA D-League team. Read Complete Release Link
    hmm good find Kstat, I'm sure I can think of a few good Pacers/Pistons promos they could have..
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    that has got to be the stupidest nickname for a professional team. seriously.

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    you would prefer the busy bees?

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    THink we can get Rick Carlisle to coach?

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    that has got to be the stupidest nickname for a professional team. seriously.
    I like it.

    It beats the Rim Rockers.

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    I actually kind of like the Mad Ants. I dunno.

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    I just like the logo.

    The ant is wearing a stoner cap. nice.

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    The mascot should look pretty cool. That ant looks pi$$ed.

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    The name is weird but funky at the same time. I like it. Looks like the ant is wearing a sock hat.
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    The mascot should look pretty cool. That ant looks pi$$ed.
    Hes mad dude. He is one ****ing MAD ANT!!! Do we even have anybody to stick on this team?

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    The dramatic prairie dogs?


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    Pretty sure that's a headband.

    One of the proposed names was Fire. Fort Wayne Fire, or Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Hmm... what to choose. They could have at least used some alliteration and gone with Angry Ants.

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    Pretty sure that's a headband.

    One of the proposed names was Fire. Fort Wayne Fire, or Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Hmm... what to choose. They could have at least used some alliteration and gone with Angry Ants.
    What about Fort Wayne Fire Ants?

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    What is even harder to believe is that the name was "allegedly" selected in a "name the team" contest.

    I just wonder if the Pacers will use the NBDL franchise in player development? Donnie wasn't too keen on using Albequrque because of the distance determining how long it would take to get a player back to Indy. He also made a comment about not having his people developing his talent.
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    I like it.

    It beats the Rim Rockers.
    Right, it's all relative when you actually see the other team names.

    Teams listed with 2007-08 NBA affiliates
    Albuquerque Thunderbirds Ok this is one of the few good ones.
    Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns

    Anaheim Arsenal
    Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic
    Austin Toros At least it's not the Austin Texans...San Antonio Spurs
    Bakersfield Jam Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings
    Colorado 14ers Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors
    Dakota Wizards A for originality Memphis Grizzlies Washington Wizards

    Fort Wayne Mad Ants Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers

    Idaho Stampede Portland Trail Blazers Seattle Supersonics
    Iowa Energy Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
    Los Angeles D-Fenders you've got to come stronger than this?LA Lakers
    Rio Grande Valley Vipers Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets ,New Orleans Hornets
    Sioux Falls Skyforce Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Timberwolves
    Tulsa 66ers Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks
    Utah Flash Boston Celtics,Utah Jazz
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    I'm stunned they don't have a franchise in New York yet.

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    Pretty sure that's a headband.

    One of the proposed names was Fire. Fort Wayne Fire, or Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Hmm... what to choose. They could have at least used some alliteration and gone with Angry Ants.
    They were named after the founder of Ft. Wayne, General "Mad" ANThony Wayne.

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    I wish they would have kept Fury but I would have sent in Ft. Wayne F'n Isiahs.
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    No love for Comets?

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    What is even harder to believe is that the name was "allegedly" selected in a "name the team" contest.

    I just wonder if the Pacers will use the NBDL franchise in player development? Donnie wasn't too keen on using Albequrque because of the distance determining how long it would take to get a player back to Indy. He also made a comment about not having his people developing his talent.
    Dumars has really gotten mileage out of it the last two years with Amir Johnson. He gave the coach special instructions on how he wanted Amir developed.
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    Boston and Utah share a team? That makes sense.

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    What is even harder to believe is that the name was "allegedly" selected in a "name the team" contest.

    I just wonder if the Pacers will use the NBDL franchise in player development? Donnie wasn't too keen on using Albequrque because of the distance determining how long it would take to get a player back to Indy. He also made a comment about not having his people developing his talent.
    If he's too stupid to use such a valuable tool in his freakin' back yard, he needs to go.

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