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Jim Coyne named acting CBA commissioner

Albany, NY (Sports Network) - The Continental Basketball Association has named Jim Coyne as acting commissioner.

Coyne has resigned from his position as Vice President and General Manager of the Albany Patroons.

During Coyne's tenure as President, the Patroons won two CBA championships and he was named the 1984 CBA Executive of the Year. Coyne had the insight to hire future NBA head coaches Phil Jackson, George Karl and the late Bill Musselman as Patroons head coaches.

Coyne was instrumental in bringing the Patroons to the Washington Avenue Armory in 1982 as a community-owned, non-profit team. In 2004, he assisted in the purchase of the armory and successfully completed restoration of the building. Also in 2004, Coyne was a major factor in the resurgence of the Albany Patroons as they rejoined the CBA after a 12 year absence.

"Jim Coyne has been a fixture in the CBA since year 1982. He has seen the league at its highs and lows. Jim will be instrumental in the league office administration, as we focus on our national and international expansion," said CBA Properties CEO and President Ricardo Richardson.

05/30 15:07:17 ET

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