Thursday, April 2, 2009

Maine Red Claws

Looks like my support of this name a few weeks ago (see here) helped make it the winner! (Or maybe it was just most tolerable / least lame of the choices given)

From the team's website:

Portland, ME (April 2, 2009) – NBA Maine of the NBA Development League today announced that the team, which will begin play in the 2009-10 season will be called the Maine Red Claws, as determined by a fan vote. After one month of voting, 2,943 fans submitted their vote and selected the Red Claws as the team’s name. The Maine Red Claws are working on logo designs and plan to unveil their new logo in the near future. The name was unveiled this morning by Red Claws team president and General Manager Jon Jennings on The Big Jab, the team’s flagship radio station.

Here is the (thankfully!) temporary logo:


See a story on this on the Press Herald site too.