With the announcement of The Colorado Kings returning to China Denver Mayor Hancock recognizes them as Ambassadors for the United States.
Several weeks ago The Colorado Kings, from the American Basketball Association (ABA), announced they will be returning to China to play 10 games against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians and the Beijing Aoshen Eagles. The Kings have signed players to form two teams, one who will remain in the United States to play the games to fulfill their ABA schedule, and the other to play in China for this 33 day visit.
The 10 game series will start on October 10th in a game against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians and will end with a game on the 6th of November again against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians. They will play each team a total of five games.
Mayor Hancock, knowing the history of the Kings commented, in his letter to the owners of the Kings, Durrell Middleton and Dr. John Wu: “I was extremely excited to hear of your upcoming tour to Beijing, China, as Ambassadors from the United States. Your Basketball skills are matched by your ability to demonstrate a spirit of great sportsmanship and brotherhood…Best wishes on the China Hoops Tour. May you once again have a season of Challenge, Growth and Victories.”
The China Hoops Tour Schedule
October 10, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Olympians
October 13, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Eagles
October 16, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Olympians
October 19, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Eagles
October 22, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Olympians
October 25, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Eagles
October 28, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Olympians
October 31, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Eagles
November 3, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Eagles
November 6, 2013 Beijing Aoshen Olympians
About the Colorado Kings
Established in 2010, The Colorado Kings are a professional basketball team based in Denver, CO. This year marks the team’s 4th season as one of the nation's premier ABA basketball teams. The 1st season was marked by an outstanding record of 24-1 and a trip to the Elite 8. Year 2 was highlighted by an ABA record 32 wins in a row and a trip to the Sweet 16. Year 3 The Colorado Kings made it to the final 4. Over all franchise record of 77 wins and only 7 losses.