Sioux Falls Skyforce

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Skyforce basketball is a staple in the Sioux Falls professional sports scene. Recently the NBA's Miami Heat purchased controlling interest of the team. In The Moment producer Chris Laughery talks with president of the Sioux Falls Skyforce Mike Heineman about the future of the team in South Dakota.

Sioux Falls Skyforce owner and president Mike Heineman talks about Flip Saunders' time as head coach of the Skyforce.  Saunders also coached the CBA’s Rapid City Thrillers early in his career.  Saunders went on to coach the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves on two different occasions as well as the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.  Saunders lost his battle with cancer Sunday.  He was 60 years old.

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The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Canton Charge on Monday night 105-98 and they are on their way to the semi-final round of the NBA D League playoffs. This was a best of three series in which the Skyforce took two of the three games.

Skyforce Head Coach Pat Delany is in his first year with the team and he says it's been a great experience.  Delany says the regular season was fun, but the post season is even better. He says Monday night’s victory may not have looked good, but he’s pleased to see his team advance.

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The Sioux Falls Skyforce are roughly two weeks away from starting its 2013-14 season in the NBA Development League. The Skyforce underwent a complete overhaul in the offseason.

The Skyforce have traded in the teal blue for fire red. In the offseason the Skyforce agreed to a hybrid partnership with the Miami Heat. This means the Skyforce plan to act as a developmental team for the Heat, which allows the Heat organization to send players down to the Skyforce or call players up. First year Skyforce Head Coach Pat Delany says he is more than ready to get this season under way.

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Miami Heat President Pat Riley is in Sioux Falls for the annual Chamber of Commerce ceremony. This year he was chosen as the keynote speaker for the event.

Sioux Falls Skyforce Head Coach

Aug 19, 2013
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The Sioux Falls Skyforce is gaining momentum as the 2013 season approaches. This time the Skyforce has done so by announcing their new head coach.

Pat Delany is the new head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Delany spent eleven seasons with the Miami Heat ranging from an intern, to an assistant coach with some of the Heat’s summer league teams. Delany says this experience of now being named the head coach of the Skyforce, seems unreal.