GM Dill learning ropes as he goes
Terence Dill is experiencing first hand what it means to run a professional sports team after he completed his first week at the helm of the newly formed Buffalo Warriors.
Dill and fellow Buffalo-based player Franklin Jackson formed the team and joined the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) for the upcoming season, with both being general managers.
Swapping the hard wood for the back room activities, the 24-year-old is pleased with how things are going at the moment, although the job is nothing like he expected.
“Everything is going good, the job is a lot of hard work, it never stops, this is not a regular 9-5 but I am loving every moment of it,” said Dill.
“It’s nothing like I expected but I’m always up for a challenge.
“Right now we are preparing to have a tryout here in Buffalo even though we already have a few natives that we have signed on, so the team is slowly beginning to take shape.”
It wasn’t long ago that Dill was trying to get a deal overseas and was spotted by the Buffalo Stampede last summer and subsequently invited to a three-day trial with the franchise.
The ex-Devonshire Dragons power forward suited up for the side in the ACPBL last season and knows the logistics of the league from travel to accommodations, something that can be an asset to him as he goes about his new job.
One avenue Dill will surely tap into is the local basketball arena in Bermuda, something that could give a few local players the chance to suit up and play overseas.
Dill has also appealed for any sponsors to come on board and support his new venture.
“God willing I’m trying to have a tryout in Bermuda very soon as well.
“We have a few people in mind for the coaches and have to sit down and talk out the logistics with those involved.
“But we can’t have a season with out sponsors, so we are on the hunt for sponsors and if anyone would like to help us please don’t hesitate to contact us.
“Sponsors can contribute as much or a little as they want and we will giving a part of all proceeds to the Perinatal Bereavement Network as well as ‘De Boys Day Out Club that I have been a member of for the past ten years.”
Sponsors can contact Dill via email at buffalowarriors[AT]ymail.com or check out the league’s website at www.acpbl.com