Eurobasket:The Italian Coach Antonio d'Albero signed for Chicago Lady Steam


Eurobasket:The Italian Coach Antonio d'Albero signed for Chicago Lady Steam

Will be an Italian - or better a 'casertano' (Caserta's citizen) - the next Head Coach of WABA's new franchise (Women's American Basketball Association).
 
In fact, the newly Chicago Lady Steam team and owner Ron Hicks, hire Antonio d'Albero, who has already been in the past head coach of Napoli (Italy) and Under 20 Macedonia National Team and had had a big experience as head coach in the dameligaen championship in Denmark. The new partnership will start since second half of December, when the arrival of the italian coach to the Wind City is scheduled. Coach D'Albero first step will be training camp and tryout for selecting the last players for the new season's roster.

ABOUT WABA - The Women's American Basketball Association (WABA) is a name given to four professional women's basketball leagues in the United States. The first league played one season in 1984. The second league played an All-Star Tour in 1992 and then three full seasons from 1993-95. The third league played one season in 2002. The fourth league is in expansion and starts play in 2012. The first WABA was founded by Bill Byrne, founder of the WBL in hopes of cashing in on the USA Olympic team's success in Los Angeles in 1984. While some talented players played in the league (including Nancy Lieberman, Molly Bolin, Pamela McGee and Paula McGee) most of the league's teams folded before the league championship, which was won by Dallas over Chicago.
The WABA formed in 2001 and played one season in 2002. The 2002 championship game was played June 2, 2002 and won by the York City Noise.

ABOUT CHICAGO LADY STEAM - Is a basketball team founded in 2009 by Ron Hicks. The sole mission is to give young women a showcase for their basketball talents, helping to position them to play professional basketball overseas. The Chicago Lady Steam is the sister team of the ABA's Chicago Steam. To complete the new US Women's League will be: Cleveland Crush, Detroit Black Hawks, Columbus Hidden Gems, Grand Rapids and Indiana Indy's Finest.