American Basketball Association

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Floyd Irons Out of Prison and Coaching Basketball

    ​Last we checked, legendary basketball coach Floyd Irons was serving a 12-month sentence in federal prison for mortgage fraud. Just prior to his 2008 sentencing, came even more bad news: The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) stripped the coach and Vashon High School of thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Marvin Barnes, Rising ABA Star in the 1970s, Tells of Drug Dealing with the St. Louis Mob

    Marvin Barnes as an ABA player​Looking back on his time playing for the Spirits of St. Louis in the 1970s, Marvin Barnes says he was one of the top five basketball players on the planet. He may well have been: As a player in the American Basketball Association, he earned Rookie of the Year honors ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Money Ball

    Bob Costas recalls the “genius deal” that keeps alive the Spirits of St. Louis of the old American Basketball Association.

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2004

    Arch-tomic Dogs

    The Rottweilers attack!

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Shooting Stars

    Tommie Liddell plays tortoise to Darius Miles’ hare in the annals of East Side High basketball lore

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.