National Basketball Development League
Better known as the “D-League,” the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) consists of six teams from southeastern United States. Sponsored and administered by the NBA, D-League started play in the 2001-2002 season as a developmental basketball organization. It currently has six teams playing, with plans of expansion to 15 teams to make up a more comprehensive minor league farm system.
NBDL teams for the 2004-2005 season consists of: Asheville Altitude
Columbus River Dragons from Georgia; Fayetteville Patriots from North Carolina; Florida Flame from Fort Myers; Huntsville Flight; and Roanoke Dazzle.