London Knights Press Releases

  • Knights End Season +

    The London Knights ended their season weeks ago when they fell to the Toronto Huskies in the second round of the playoffs. The series started off with a dominating win by the Knights but the Huskies rallied to win the next four including 2 razor sharp losses by London. This makes 2 consecutive seasons that the team have failed to reach the finals after winning the Cup. Both times the team that ousted the Knights went on to represent the conference. “Needless to say we are disappointed in how the season ended for us. We felt that we could have played much better. That’s not to take anything away from Toronto. Congratulations to them for representing our conference and division. Read More
  • London at the Break +

    The OBWL is at the All Stars break and the London Knights sit atop the league with a record of 38-10. The Knights have a 8 games cushion on the South Florida Sharks for the East Division and a 2 game lead over the Arizona Thunderbirds and Vancouver Highlanders for the top spot in the National Conference. Throughout the first half of the season the Knights have followed their habit of interchanging their lineups and finding ways to get their younger players more involved with the pro level game. Morgan Trent (23yr) and Truman Kaplan (22yr) have both taken turns backing up Val Crumley at point guard. Trent, while only on a one year contract, has appeared in 21 games Read More
  • Owens agrees to 4 year extension +

    London announced that the team has agreed with Jose Owens on a 4 year contract extension worth $48 million. Many were surprised that it was not a max extension similar to that of teammates, Mack Lavoie and Val Crumley. Owens would have surely received max offers from other teams but instead decided to give the Knights a huge home town discount. "I told my agent, Richard, that there wasn’t a need to wait for the offseason. This is where I want to be. The team has been great, the fans are great. What more do I need. Lets get it done. Its not about the contract and money. I make enough being sponsored by British Knights. I just want to Read More
  • London Offseason Report +

    It has been a quiet offseason for the London Knights. After falling short of their goal, fans were expecting a more active offseason. But instead the team mostly stood pat and addressed some of their needs in the draft and minor signings in free agency. The Draft #23 Marvin Reeves - PF St John's Marvin Reeves was a 5 star recruit from Big Bear Lake, California. He played all 4 years for the Red Storm and started the last three. In his senior year he averaged a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds) with one steal, 1.5 blocks and 2.8 assists for good measure. He has one of the best shooting touch for a big man to come out of college. Read More
  • Knights Ousted, GM Speaks +

    London. A week has passed since the Knights lost in the National Conference Finals to the Vancouver Highlanders. THe HSBC Palace has been a ghost stadium with its lights turned off and its crew and members on vacation. But tonight is different. As winter snow peppers the street below a single office light burns dimly in the upper left corner of the building. The hallway leading to the office is filled with the smell of Lo Mein and Kung Pao Chicken. It is here we find Jian Lian, the General Manager of the Knights, hunched over his desk in the dark except for a desk lamp and overflowing stacks of papers and computer printouts. The trash container is filled with Read More
  • London Survives Round 2 +

    The London Knights are in the National Conference finals for a third straight season after defeating the South Florida Sharks 4-3. The Sharks gave the Knights everything they could handle in the series. Up 2-0, many did not expect South Florida to recover. But they stormed back and, if not for the re-apperance of Val Crumley, would have been the team advancing. “Hats off to the Sharks, their players and coaching staff. They adjusted and completely threw us off our game. Its lucky that we had game 7 at home otherwise we would be on vacation right now. We knew coming in, it’ll be tough. They’re in our division so there’s always that rivalry going on. They’re just a tough Read More
  • London Moves On To 2nd Round +

    London is through the first round of the playoffs after defeating Quebec 4-0. The Knights swept their division rival behind a stifling defense that was able to contain Charles Ottinger and Gary Williams, the Coyotes two All Stars big men. Ottinger was held to 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds on 37.5% shooting while Williams was limited to 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds on 35.6% shooting. "Coming into the series it was a priority to stop those two. Both are obviously great players and once they get going they can't be stopped. And that just opens things up for their terrific wings (Joe Spurlock and Frank McGehee). And frankly we didn't want any part of that. Quebec's a good team and Read More
  • London Signs Dolinish +

    London announced the surprise signing of Everett Dolinish. Dolinish was released by the Los Angeles Chaos earlier in the week and cleared waiver before agreeing with the Knights. The Knights are quite familiar with the legendary big man from his days with the Boston Buzzards, when he dominated the National East. Even at a ripe age of 38 years, he was putting up numbers that most bigs can only dream of. In 40 games he averaged 15.5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 blocks and 0.5 steal, shooting 46% from the floor and 39% on 3 pointers. All that before a freak elbow ended his season. He is still expected to miss another month and a half. London team doctors examined Dolinish Read More
  • London Midseason Review +

    London is 36-12 at the midway point of the season. The team is in first place in the National Conference but has not been playing up to expectation. The defense has been stellar but the offense, while average 102 points, still remains a work in progress. Part of that is because Val Crumley has missed 17 games due to various injuries, part of that is the many new faces on the team. The team hopes that with a little more time, the offense will come together. One bright spot for the Knights has been rookie sensation Rocky Dunlap. The undrafted guard out of Baylor is averaging 12 points on 49.5% shooting in 24 minutes. That might not seem impressive but Read More
  • Work Still Needed In London +

    With the season halfway completed, London sits atop the National East division with a 29-8 record. The Knights are still looking for consistency as the coaching staff have juggled and mixed and matched the starting lineup and rotation. Injuries to key members have not helped the situation and the lack of a defined rotation having clearly frustrated some players. "To be honest, I'm more than frustrated. One night I'm starting, next game I'm coming off the bench. I've played center, power forward, small forward and shooting guard. What the hell? You don't even know your position anymore. I won't be surprised if I'm playing point guard and Val’s coming off the bench. You just never know. Its kind of insane Read More
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