"The Basketball League is a professional basketball league with 35 teams, Push being the 33rd team operating in North America," the release reads. "The Basketball League and [the] Houston Push mission is to provide a platform for players to showcase their talents while entertaining and servicing their community."
According to the release, Houston Push was acquired earlier this year by retired NBA all-star and Houston Rockets legend Steve "Franchise" Francis. The team is led by head coach and General Manager Martyn "Moochie" Norris and assistant coach James White—both former NBA and Houston Rockets players.
Houston Push played its first set of home games at Fallbrook Church on April 16 and 18. Tickets for future home games will be sold at the door. 202-922-9138. www.thebasketballleague.net