The Heatwave Returns To Natomas

BY CHRIS SHANNON 
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Professional basketball will return to Natomas this fall whether or not the National Basketball Association ends its lockout with players.
The Sacramento Heatwave of the American Basketball Association is scheduled to play home games this year at Natomas High School.
“It is very exciting to be returning to the Natomas community,” said owner Reggie Davis, who also coaches the team.
Created in 1999, the American Basketball Association league is now made up of more than 80 teams. The league is known for its signature red, white and blue basketball for play and as its logo.
“The close-knit family feel of Natomas suits the Heatwave style,” said Davis. “We look forward to interacting with the parents, kids, business and community leaders and getting their support, input and suggestions.” 
The Heatwave team was formed in Fresno in 2003. The team moved to Sacramento in 2006 and played some 2006-07 games at Natomas High School, but moved to Cosumnes River College and later to Folsom. 
With the team’s move back to Natomas, Heatwave officials said they’re also looking to hire trainers and coaches.
“We want people committed to the team and organization, its goals for success,” Davis said. “Experience is important, but work ethic, desire and a determination to be your absolute best at what you set out to be. We always want winning hearts.”
The Heatwave plays the Richmond Rockets 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 and the Bay Area Matrix Nov. 13 at home. Natomas High School is located at 3301 Fong Ranch Road, off San Juan Road in Natomas.
To apply for jobs with the Heatwave, send resumes to [email protected]ive.com.

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