The Tulsa 66ers, fresh off of the best season in franchise history, announced their 2010-11 NBA D-League schedule today. The Sixers start the season with a pair of games at Bakersfield beginning on November 19. The home opener is slated for Nov. 26 against the Iowa Energy at the Tulsa Convention Center.
The team will have 50 regular season games, with 24 taking place at the convention center. Also included in the schedule is the 2011 NBA D-League showcase that will be held January 10-13 in South Padre Island, Texas.
“We are pleased that 18 out of our 24 home games will be played on weekends at the Tulsa Convention Center,” team President Jim Brylewski said. “We will continue to provide the opportunity for our fans to see professional basketball while having an enjoyable evening of family entertainment at affordable prices.”
Last season Tulsa advanced to the league finals, eventually falling on a last-second shot to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. They set franchise records in wins (27) and attendance, averaging 3,043 fans per game.
“The entire Tulsa organization is eager to build on last season’s success,” 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said.
The Vipers will make their first trip to Tulsa, since defeating the 66ers in the finals, on December 5. A return trip is slated for March 26.
2010-2011 TULSA 66ERS HOME SCHEDULE (all start times 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted):
Friday, November 26 vs. Iowa; Saturday, November 27 vs. Iowa; Thursday, December 2 vs. Austin; Sunday, December 5 vs. Rio Grande Valley 4 p.m.; Thursday, December 16 vs. Ft. Wayne; Friday, December 17 vs. Ft. Wayne; Sunday, December 19 vs. Iowa 4 p.m.; Wednesday, January 5 vs. Ft. Wayne; Friday, January 7 vs. Ft. Wayne; Thursday, January 20 vs. Reno; Saturday, January 22 vs. Texas; Friday, February 4 vs. Utah; Friday, February 11 vs. Utah; Saturday, February 12 vs. Utah; Thursday, February 24 vs. Erie; Saturday, February 26 vs. Texas; Sunday, February 27 vs. Sioux Falls; Friday, March 11 vs. Sioux Falls; Saturday, March 12 vs. Sioux Falls; Tuesday, March 22 vs. Austin; Friday, March 25 vs. Texas; Saturday, March 26 vs. Rio Grande Valley; Friday, April 1 vs. Dakota; Saturday, April 2 vs. Dakota.