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The Nashville Noise
was a short-lived member of the American Basketball League
The American Basketball League, often abbreviated to the ABL of 1996 was an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. At the same time the ABL was being formed, the National Basketball Association was creating the Women's National Basketball Association...
(ABL). The site was a sound one, capitalizing on the long-time success and well established fan support of the University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States...
's women's basketball program, and the team was anchored by former Tennessee All-American Michelle Marciniak
Michelle Marciniak is a former All American collegiate and professional basketball player, who played point guard in the Women's National Basketball Association . As a floor general, Marciniak competed for two National Championships during her three year career at the University of Tennessee...
and the 1996 Olympic gold-medal winner and native Tennessean Venus Lacy
Venus Lacy , born on February 9, 1967 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a former star basketball player, at the high school, college, Olympic and professional levels. A wide-bodied, muscular 6'-4" center, at her best Lacy was an intimidating force inside the paint, both scoring and rebounding...
. However, after playing only 15 games in 1998, the team was forced to disband when, on December 22, 1998, the ABL suddenly ceased operating.
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