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The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced the Brooklyn SkyRockets will begin play in November.  “We are absolutely thrilled to be coming back to Brooklyn,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman.  “We really thought we would have a team there this season, but it just didn’t work out.  In Dylan Gioia, we have a great young owner with a terrific background in sports management, economics and marketing.  He should have no problem being very successful there.”

An avid basketball fan, Dylan was born and raised in Brooklyn and has degrees in Sports Management and Business Economics from SUNY Cortland.  He has worked with the Walt Disney World Resort,city HUNT Team Building and manages the family business, Key Advertising.  “I will be personally running the Brooklyn Skyrockets,” added Gioia.  “The name was chosen to celebrate the rich aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field, where home games will be played.  Two ABA programs that are of great interest to us are Fast Break for Reading that helps with children’s literacy – and Proud to Serve America, that honors our veterans, police, firefighters and teachers.  We are very excited.”  For more information call Dylan at 347 387 2790 or email or visit