Aces Inaugural Season a Success

By: TC Martin

The Las Vegas Aces closed out their inaugural season Sunday with a loss on the scoreboard but a resounding win in the eyes of fans.  The crowd was on their feet cheering and saluting their newest hometown team for a season well played.

The Aces may have lost to the Atlanta Dream 93-78 but signs point to plenty of positively and a bright future for these young Aces.  The Dream are a perfect example just how quickly they may be able to turn themselves into a contender.  Atlanta was one of the worse teams in the WNBA last year finishing 12-22 and now find themselves as the #2 seed with the second best record in the league at 23-11.

With bright young stars in A’ja Wilson, Kayla McBride, Kelsey Plum and Moriah Jefferson, the Aces have one of the youngest rosters in the league with only two players over the age of 26.  Wilson and Plum are former #1 overall draft picks while Jefferson and McBride were selected 2nd and 3rd respectively in different years.  That coupled with an ownership of MGM Resorts International and a Head Coach / President in Bill Laimbeer who already has won three WNBA titles, the groundwork is paved for future success.

Laimbeer has been in this situation twice before where he built losing teams into champions in Detroit and New York.  “We had a very successful season” said Laimbeer.  “We have young stars and the future is really bright.  I didn’t know what we would have coming into this year but they came together and battled hard every night.. We will make some changes to our roster and we will get another high drat pick.  We will be much better next year,” added Laimbeer.

The fan base grew throughout the season.  Most fans in Las Vegas, like Laimbeer, didn’t  know what to expect having never seen a WNBA game played here before.  With crowds averaging around 5,500 including two that eclipsed 7,000, the atmosphere was electric most nights. If a winning team is produced, it could become the summer version of the Golden Knights.

Author: TC Martin

“The Doctor” TC Martin is back in Las Vegas where his sports talk radio career began. The TC Martin Show has informed and entertained millions of sports talk radio listeners both nationally and locally since 1992. The program is unique in so many facets. From TC’s high octane personality and diverse knowledge to innovative production elements and quality special guests, the show is truly one of kind. The show focuses on the hot daily sports topics with energetic commentary and live listener interaction with a call-in format. The program is high on information and entertainment while giving listeners the opportunity to hear from the biggest names in the sports and the entertainment industry. Listeners appreciate the wide range of guests, knowledge and topics that TC brings on a daily basis giving listeners a much needed reason to tune in everyday. The TC Martin Show has aired nationally in over 100 markets on the Sports Entertainment Network and Sports Fan Radio Network originating from the Las Vegas studios. In local markets TC worked at KVEG (Las Vegas), KHTK (Sacramento) WDUZ and WNFL (Green Bay) and WSSP (Milwaukee). He worked very closely with all the professional and collegiate teams in those markets including hosting pre and post game shows and players and coaches shows. TC has a unique entertaining and passionate style that immediately connects with listeners. He is known as one of the most entertaining and well-rounded knowledgeable sports talk show hosts in the country. The TC Martin Show is an addictive and fun experience for all sports fans. More about TC... Wrestling and Boxing fans in Las Vegas may remember that TC founded the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) in 1994 and hosted the locally produced television program “NWC Slammin”. The NWC sold out monthly shows at it’s home venues The Silver Nugget and Aladdin Hotel & Casino. The NWC featured the biggest names in professional wrestling including The Ultimate Warrior, Cactus Jack, Sabu, Terry Funk, Rob Van Dam, Jake The Snake Roberts, Junkyard Dog, Honky Man and so many more. TC also has been very involved in the boxing industry while announcing many boxing events in Las Vegas and promoting shows and managing world championship fighters.

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