Atlanta Gets Krunk With New Professional Basketball Team


Music Factory's Freedom Williams and noted producer/pioneering New York rapper

Duane "Spyder D" Hughes have joined forces to create Atlanta Krunk Basketball,

LLC, a new Continental Basketball Association (CBA) franchise.Originally

called The Charlotte Krunk, the team was forced to move when other teams in the

American Basketball League division shut down and canceled numerous games. The

Atlanta Krunk's inclusion in the CBA brings a Georgia team to the league for the

first time since 1988, when Tico Brown, the CBA's all-time scoring king played

for the Savannah Spirits."We

at the Atlanta Krunk organization, along with the city of Atlanta, are ecstatic

about the possibilities of merging music and sports to bring the consumer a unique

experience in sight and sound,” said Williams.The

company selected former New York Knicks guard/forward Johnny Newman as the head

coach of the new team. Newman played 16 seasons in the NBA (1986-2002) and scored

over 12,740 points in his career.“With

the staff we are putting together in Atlanta, as well as combining the entertainment

element, the city is in store for some new excitement,” Hughes said.