NEW YORK — Former NBA star Anthony “Spud” Webb has become the first coach of the newly formed Rick's Basketball Association, which features dancers at 23 Rick's Cabaret clubs.
Webb, 5’7” , overcame a height challenge to earn a spot with the Atlanta Hawks and then the Sacramento Kings in the 1980s and 1990s.
He averaged more than 10 points and five assists a game, played in several playoff series and won the slam-dunk championship at the 1986 All-Star game, beating out Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan. After retirement as a player, Webb became an executive of the Texas Legends, a NBA Development League team.
Rick’s Cabaret introduced Webb to the media at a news conference at the New York club today, where he put his team through a practice session in front of the stage where they normally dance.
The New York team is expected to play games against the Minneapolis Downtown Cabaret and Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami.
“These ladies are fabulous and have obvious talents and skills I can’t think of a better way to entertain long-suffering NBA fans,” Webb said.