Philadelphia Americans Press Releases

  • Buyer Dealt in Six Player Deal +

    Philadelphia, PA (AP)-- In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the Philadelphia Americans, today, dealt fan favorite, future hall of famer, and former MVP Leif Buyer, at the trade deadline. In return for Buyer, Philadelphia received three players and the Indiana Invaders first round draft pick in 2023. Also going to Indiana were PG John Puryear and PF Jason Luker. The Americans, who earlier in the offseason dealt Malik Campbell to the Boston Buzzards now appear to be in "tank" mode, on the surface, but things may not be as bad as they seem. Buyer, who has been available since the beginning of the offseason leaves Philadelphia after spending his entire career with the franchise. In his prime, he was the Read More
  • Americans Offseason Review Part 2: The Draft +

    Philadelphia -- AP | With the the OBWL Draft and Free Agency in the past, the Philadelphia Americans have turned their attention toward training camp. Last week we took a look at the staff turnover that happened in Philadelphia this offseason, and this week we will turn our attention toward the OBWL Draft. The Americans had a very quiet draft day, on paper, but it was one in which Philadelphia was able to land one of their top targets, without having to move up or down the board. The Americans entered the day with two draft picks: #9 in both the first and second rounds. There were reportedly a few discussions involving possibly picking up another pick at the end of the Read More
  • Americans Offseason Review Part 1: Kurzyna Heads East +

    Americans Offseason Review Part 1: Staff Changes With free agency in full swing, and training camps quickly approaching, the Philadelphia Americans are in the midst of what has been one of the most exciting offseasons in the franchise's history. Sure, there were names--both big and small--that were added and subtracted from the team, but the offseason also began with a splash, as the team hired one of the OBWL's winningest coaches to come in and lead the franchise for the next five years. Head coach Kolby Kurzyna was added to the mix, to try to fix a team coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history. He did not come cheaply, but the Archers coach did agree to Read More
  • Buyer, Americans Agree on 4 Year/$72 Million Deal +

    Philadelphia (AP) -- At a press conference yesterday afternoon, the Philadelphia Americans formally announced what Americans beat writer Eddie Cornell reported earlier this week, saying that the team has agreed on a four year contract extension that will keep the former MVP and face of the franchise in Philadelphia through 2021. Buyer was actually the first to break the news, posting a social media picture of the bottom of the contract as soon as it was signed, with the caption #Home #FourMoreYears #AmericanForLife. Nevertheless, the deal was not finalized until a couple days later, and the team and Buyer were finally able to speak on it, after a 111-81 win over the short-handed Indiana Invaders in Philadelphia. "In my mind, the Read More
  • Americans Finalize Staff +

    Philadelphia, PA -- AP Late last night, the Philadelphia Americans put the finishing touches on their staff for the upcoming season, by locking up 3 assistant coaches and one scout to join head coach Marcos Danish for the upcoming season. The Americans stressed that they were looking for a very specific set of skills from their coaching staff, and were only looking at coaches who would fit the long-term plan of what general manager Jay Amado envisions the team looking like. Apparently, that will mean a team that gets up and down the court, and who shoots first and asks questions later. "It's a very exciting day for the Americans," Amado said. "We did our homework, and have put together a Read More
  • Buyer Buzzer Beater, Series Tied +

    Leif Buyer to the rescue as he hits on a last-second floater in the lane, to give the Americans the win and more importantly evens the series at 2-2. What a game as these 2 teams went back and forth the entire game, with the Archers biggest lead coming early in the 1st quarter when they were up by 7 and the Americans biggest lead was 4, with 2:36 remaining in the game. No team in the 2nd half had a greater than four-point lead and for the most part it was 3 points and under, a definite instant classic. Not only did Buyer hit the game winning shot at the buzzer but also ended the 1st half with a Read More
  • Americans Strike Back, Elliot Injured +

    The Anaheim Archers drew first blood as the 2 teams met in Anaheim, winning both battles comfortably by the scores of 95-77 and 98-91. The Archers feasted at the line with +27 in free-throw attempts and from behind the arc, hitting on 14-21 while the Americans were only 8-20. The Americans offense was grounded as the Archers stood firm and didn’t give an inch. Gene Cantell, Gone Wild! He dominated Game #1 with 30 points and 11 rebounds, Game #2, 21 points and 10 rebounds & continued smashing heads in Game #3, with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Game #1, saw only Leif Buyer perform, scoring 27 points while the next highest was Campbell, with 11. Game #2, Buyer went Read More
  • Shots Fired: Archers Respond With Arrogance +

    It hasn’t taken long for shots to be fired in what’s to be a very heated series between Philly and Anaheim on and off the court. You can say it’s an East Coast versus West Coast battle that will take place in a few days that starts in Anaheim. A handful of comments by the Archers has fired up the Americans locker room and they’re ready to respond with their own take on a series. Archers' coach Kolby Kurzyna's was first to fire back after, Leif Buyer, stirred things up by calling out 37-year-old Bryce Elliot. Kurzyna’s take, “It's never as much about Leif as it is in Leif's head. He scored, what, 40 points per game last year? He Read More
  • Americans Glaze Blaze +

    The Philadelphia Americans will be moving onto the 2nd round for the 3rd straight year after taking down the Blaze in 5 games. The Americans struggled versus them in the regular-season only winning 1 out of 7 games and that came in overtime. There’s a reason the team easily won the series and that was because the Blaze were missing their star player, Layne Rollins. Their leading scorer was out for the entire series and it showed as the American’s defense held them to 75 points per game and 34% shooting from the floor. The 2 star players of the series were as usual Leif Buyer (33ppg, 4rbs & 4blk) and Malik Campbell (16ppg, 14rbs, 2.6apg & 2.6blk). Campbell, had Read More
  • Americans Find Justice +

    In a last-second deal right before the trade deadline, GM Rouse, made a move to improve the team at its weakest area, of course that would be the point guard position. The team picks up point guard, Justice Watts, in his prime at the age of 29 for journeyman shooting guard Muhammad Cohen. This will be, Watts, second stint with the team as he played back in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, starting in 25 games during those 2 seasons. In even bigger news, Justice, will be inserted into the starting lineup next game. Coach Danish, spoke at a news conference earlier today… “It’s no secret that we have had some trouble at the point but it looks like, Rouse, Read More
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