Boston Buzzards Press Releases

  • Buzzards Bring Back Watts and Swiger +

    July 25, 2023 -- Boston, MA: Sources close to the Buzzard's organization were concerned heading into free agency. Owner Alfonzo Boylan had recently been vocal in his disappointment about the 2022 season, and had indicated several times that he would once again be slashing the Boston budget , and refused to write blank checks for mediocre play. In fact, over the last several seasons, upper management have seen their resources drop from over $103.3 million in 2021, down to just $89.5 million this season. With two critical free agents, David Watts and Curtis Swiger, openly discussing their options with other teams around the league, General Manager Jason Warnke was nervous that they would lose two of their starters just one year removed Read More
  • Coach Cortina Cut, Buzzards Add Eli Dyer to Staff +

    October 17, 2023 -- Boston, MA: In what may seem like an inconsequential or minor move, General Manager Jason Warnke announced this afternoon that the Boston Buzzards would be parting ways with assistant coach Celino Cortina, who would have been on the last year of a deal with a reported $247,426. Cortina, who had been with the Buzzards since 2017, was known as a defensive specialist, focusing on both developing players on the defensively as well as crafting game plans to help thwart the opposing team's best offensive players. Head Coach Allan Santos, however, had been rumored to butt heads with the 59 year old assistant, and given that the organization was only obligated to cover Cortina's salary for one more Read More
  • Buzzards Add Front Court Depth, Sign Veteran Journeyman +

    Boston, MA: July 28, 2022 -- The Boston Buzzards agreed to terms with veteran journeyman and back-up center, Jack Miley, on a one-year contract worth a reported $1.5 million. Miley, who has started 228 games over the last three seasons with the Honolulu Inferno and Sacramento Snipers will likely back up 25 year-old David Watts. Watts is set to start the season as the Bean Birds starting center, after the team traded All-Star Louis Lynse to the Indiana Invaders for an aged Oscar Bixby and rookie PF/C Ben Bonilla. "Miley has an interesting skill set," commented General Manager Jason Warnke. "He plays solid defense down on the block and is relatively agile for a near seven-footer. His ability to leap is Read More
  • A New Recipe in Town: Herb Roasted Davis +

    Lenny Davis Abruptly Cuts Off Negotiations to Join Los Angeles, Buzzards Scramble to Sign Daniel Herb July 26, 2022: Boston, MA -- The Boston Buzzards front office were caught off-guard when they learned that their 2021 Team MVP, Lenny Davis, had signed a 5-year, $70.29 million deal to join the Los Angeles Chaos next season. This headline surprised Jason Warnke, General Manager of the Boston Buzzards, since it had been less than 24 hours since Lenny had left Warnke's office seriously considering a deal that would have been valued around $55 million. In fact, it was a foregone conclusion that Davis would be back in a Bean Bird uniform, as both Lenny and his agent had communicated that Boston had delivered Read More
  • Buzzards Hire Youngest head Coach in History of the OBWL +

    June 23, 2022: Boston, MA -- The Boston Buzzards announced this afternoon that they have agreed to terms with 32-year old Allan Santos, who will become the youngest Head Coach in professional basketball history. What makes this 5-year, $26.75 million deal even more interesting is that Santos has never coached a single game in his life. In fact, he has never even assumed the role of assistant coach at the professional level. The Buzzards front office found the young basketball mind over a decade ago when Santos graduated in just three years from Harvard University in May of 2011. This was the first year that the Online Basketball World League would begin, and General Manager Jason Warnke decided to bring in Read More
  • Buzzards Sack Assistant Coach Matthew Parker +

    June 20, 2022 -- Boston, MA: Boston Brass, disappointing with their 46-34 record in 2021 and abysmal second round sweep by the South Florida Sharks in the postseason announced that they have fired 48 year-old Assistant Coach, Matthew Parker, effective immediately. The move opened up a second coaching slot on the bench, as Head Coach Ervin Dickinson's contract had expired at season's end. Both Parker and Dickinson were signed for the 2020 season, after the team failed to ink an extension with their previous Head Coach, Layne Hensley, who opted to take on a new challenge as top boss of the Minnesota Marauders. The defection came after improving the Bean Bird record from 48 wins in 2017 to 50 in 2018, Read More
  • Buzzards Ink Morrison to 6-Year Max +

    July 23, 2021: Boston, MA -- The Boston Buzzards have announced that they have agreed to terms with 24 year old SF/PF Octavio Morrison for a league-maximum $106.71 million over the next six seasons. Jason Warnke, the team's General Manager, made no secret that bringing their most promising prospect back to Boston for the long term was the Buzzard's most pressing offseason concern. While many other teams offered to open up their pocket books for the 6'8 forward, it was the much larger maximum that Boston was able to offer that tipped the scales in the Bean Bird's favor. Many pundits across the league have claimed that such a large contract is a gross overpayment for a player who has yet Read More
  • Campbell Named 2020 Team MVP, Sources Question Future +

    5/17/2021: Boston, MA -- The surprise acquisition of the then 28 year old All-Star center Malik Campbell from the Philadelphia Americans no doubt charged up the entire Boston Buzzard fan base before the start of the 2020 season. It was thought the addition of another top of the line starter without sacrificing any additional current talent in return would be a sure fire way for the Bean Birds to repeat with another 60-win season and make a deeper drive in the play-offs. Unfortunately, this was not the case, as the Buzzard season came to an abrupt halt last night in the seventh game in the second round against the Arizona Thunderbirds. While they did manage another 50 win season, their 52 Read More
  • Buzzards Add Some Vitamin D: Lenny Davis Heading to Boston in Deadline Deal +

    2/18/2021 -- Boston, MA: With the Boston Buzzards all knotted up with the Toronto Huskies and London Knights in the race for the National East Division lead, many anticipated an arms race as we neared the 2021 OBWL trade deadline. Many rumors were flying around various league sources. However, when the deadline came and went, only the Bean Birds made a move in an effort to bolster their team and add some depth. The Buzzard Brass made the announcement in a post game news conference after a 102-84 win on the road against the Las Vegas Blackjacks. A deal was struck with Robert Sheppard, the General Manager of the Kentucky Stallions that would send 2019 All-Star power forward Lenny Davis to Read More
  • Buzzards Enter 2020 Questioning the New Staff +

    July 30, 2020: Boston, MA -- The Boston Buzzards enter the 2020 preseason with pretty much the exact same team that finished the 2019 season 60-20, leading the National Conference between being bounced from the play-offs from division rival London Knights four games to two in the second round of the postseason. In fact, the team may even look better than last year on paper, as they have added all-star center, Malik Campbell, without giving up any players of substance in their most recent sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia Americans. However, there are still major concerns in Beantown and they revolve around the coaching staff, led by new arrival and head coach, Ervin Dickinson. Dickinson, who has led the Chicago Blaze Read More
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