IBA- International Basketball Association

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The International Basketball Association (IBA) was founded by Alexandria, Minnesota entrepreneur Thomas Anderson in 1995. Anderson traveled the Upper Midwest searching for franchise owners for a couple of years before the league began play with five teams in the 1995-1996 season. Earl Barish of Winnipeg directed the IBA as League President and the league eventually grew to ten franchises. 
In the fall of 2001, CBA and IBL teams merged with the IBA and purchased the assets of the defunct CBA, including its name, logo and records from the bankruptcy court and restarted operations, calling itself the CBA.