Chicago Blaze Press Releases

  • Layne Rollins final Blaze season? +

    If there is one guy that has been a fan favorite for the Blaze it has been Layne Rollins. For many years Layne would be the guy for the Blaze to score when needed and also to lead the team to victory. While his playoff averages never equaled his season averages, that might be because of all the minutes he played and the work he did carrying the team in the regular season. This article is being written on him, not because he is retiring, but because this is surely his last year as a member of the Blaze. The team is most certainly declining his option in 2022, so 2021 will be his farewell as a Blaze tour. The Read More
  • Next year Starting 5 +

    With major question marks going into next season and not much wiggle room to sign or improve, the team will probably have to pick their starting 5 from the players currently on the roster. The problem with that is they didn’t do a great job this year. Another key factor will be who is hired on to be the head coach for the Blaze. Let’s take a gander at what the lineup might be. Center: Armando Bass – Armando has had a solid career with the Blaze and while he might not be a top of the line center he pulls down about 10 rebounds a game and gets 7 points or so. The team knows they would be better with Read More
  • Next year Ticket Prices (lost paragraph edition) +

    While the season isn't even over yet, the Blaze have sent out a letter to the season ticket holders and we have a copy: Dear Season Ticketholder, We are very sorry for the disappointing season we had and the product that we put on the court. Unfortunately, we don't have much wiggle room this year to improve via Free Agency. Due to these circumstances we have decided that next year we are going to reduce ticket prices by $4, Club seats by $30 and Suites by $200. We hope you can accept this offering as good faith as we will work to improve this team and be smarter managing the cap. Thank you, Blaze Management While this may look like Read More
  • One and done (UPDATED) +

    While it is no surprise to anyone, coach Fermin Servia has been let go. While it can't be officially announced in the league office, the team has told him they would not be extending a contract and that he could go looking for a new job. While the Blaze finished .500 it was the first time in a long while that GM Abcarian didn't get to enter the playoffs. The GM knows without moving salary for the next season or so it might be more of the same, so some rumors have been the team dumping their players for nothing and rebuild with picks. UPDATE: We reached former coach Fermin Servia by telephone today as all his stuff is cleared Read More
  • Next year Ticket Prices +

    While the season isn't even over yet, the Blaze have sent out a letter to the season ticket holders and we have a copy: Dear Season Ticketholder, We are very sorry for the disappointing season we had and the product that we put on the court.  Unfortunately, we don't have much wiggle room this year to improve via Free Agency.  Due to these circumstances we have decided that next year we are going to reduce ticket prices by $4, Club seats by $30 and Suites by $200.  We hope you can accept this offering as good faith as we will work to improve this team and be smarter managing the cap.   Thank you,   Blaze Management Read More
  • Ed Jaxon Fired!!!! +

    Ed Jaxon was made famous many years ago playing with fireworks and blowing off his fingers. Well GM Abcarian's loyalty to him went far as he payed for him to go to Chiropractic college after and become the Blaze's personal chiropractor. Well this morning the team has told Ed to leave the premises immediately and the team has announced there will be no replacement. "I had heard from another GM that I should read an article, so I did. After reading it, it convinced me that all chiropractors are bad. I won't ever go to one myself and now I won't employ one for the team. We have even gone 1 step further and made it an official team ban Read More
  • One and Done +

    While it is no surprise to anyone, coach Fermin Servia has been let go.  While it can't be officially announced in the league office, the team has told him they would not be extending a contract and that he could go looking for a new job. While the Blaze finished .500 it was the first time in a long while that GM Abcarian didn't get to enter the playoffs.  The GM knows without moving salary for the next season or so it might be more of the same, so some rumors have been the team dumping their players for nothing and rebuild with picks. Stay tuned for more updates... Read More
  • Exclusive shoe deal +

    Well this season for the Blaze has been a complete disaster. Nothing has worked from the new coach all the way to the FA signings... So who or what is to blame? Well GM Abcarian has a press conference right now: GM Abcarian: Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your time. I am here to address the season so far with the Blaze and an announcement for the future. First not only has this season been a disaster, last season wasn't that good either. I had an independent firm look over all the game tapes and interview everyone that has been in the organization the last 2 years, including the sales people. Well I think I know what the problem Read More
  • Blaze Early season update +

    The season started out disastorous for the Blaze after the first 7 games of the season, going 0-7, losing 2 of the games by 1 point. Since that point the team has gone 8-1, winning the last 7 games, but just because you are winning doesn’t mean things can’t be tweaked. “Expect changes to come to the rotation in the next few games as we are going to try a few new things. After analyzing things we have noticed some of the statistics show we need to improve in areas that we think we can without having to trade or sign anyone at the moment,” said GM Greg Abcarian. When GM Abcarian was asked about his thoughts on how the Read More
  • Gluck Trade Review +

    When the Blaze traded for Phillip Gluck, they had figured that they found the missing piece to advance in the playoffs. Well they were wrong, but how much of that is Gluck’s fault? Well looking at the metrics Gluck did ok offensively for the Blaze, but on defense he might of well have been a tree as people just got by him or around him all the time. When he was on the court the other team scored an average of 105 points a game and the guy he was replacing Junior Lammers only was giving up 96.5 points a game. While the Blaze lost for many reasons, Gluck didn’t help them win that is for sure, but also wasn’t Read More
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