An So It All Started, Picture It Tampa, Florida 2020 To Present
In 2019 the announcement of a the American Basketball Associations expansion was made. Expectations were not set, but goals were set by Head Coach Tavaris Davis, every step of the way the coach adjusted, changing rules, behind the scenes politics and much more. The staff adjusted to having less funding and attention that their predecessors, survived, thrived and shocked the league by winning the ABA State of Florida Championship. This accomplishment was unheard of for a first time team, many were surprised. The question after the season then became, will this team comeback and have a second winning season, will they be a contender, will they remain among top peers or fall into the category that many brand new teams do. That question has been answered, in it’s second season the team continues it’s winning record, ending the regular season at 13-5, heading into the playoffs in the top3 in the state, awaiting to challenge for championship.
Is This Luck?
Absolutely not, Coach Tavaris Davis has a track record of making big things happen in unexpected places. The team has improved on defense, the team continues with it’s core and has added a deeper bench. The addition of Coach PD Riley to the staff is an additional big move by Coach Tavaris that added more to this team’s wheelhouse. There is no doubt that this organization is tough, legit and here to stay. Check out the accomplishments in such a short time:
ABA Florida State Champions
Create Ballers For Books Program to Encourage Reading
Added Entertainment using comedy shows to fundraise
The first American Basketball Association team to launch an NFT
Remaining ranked throughout the second season and heading again into the play offs March 2022
What it does lack, is the financial support it deserves from the community. The team is continuing to seek sponsorship, advertising money and support for it’s community programs. For more information follow the team on all social media @813fury or visit www.813furynation.