The San Diego Guardians announce they have joined The Basketball League (TBL). The organization is the 6th new expansion market for the upcoming season and the leagues 18th team. “Based on their commitment to community and quality entertainment, we are completely confident the The Guardians will be a great addition to our community asset model.” stated TBL CEO Eveyln Magley.
The Guardians’ management chose to part ways with the American Basketball Association (ABA) on July 16th, 2020. While there were many factors that contributed to the decision, “The advancement of our players has always been priority,” states founder, Kenneth Bishop. “We also have an obligation to our community to provide professional basketball, as well as role models. With those core values in mind, and an opportunity we could not refuse, we decided to move on. “
The Guardians will host a total of 5 combines beginning August 29th, 2020 in San Diego, CA. The organization will host another combine in San Diego, in addition to Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA. The conclusion of the combine tour is December 12, 2020 in LA. Their inaugural season will start in March 2021.