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Yakima CBA team folds, despite recent success

Associated Press - April 10, 2008 4:15 PM ET

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Yakama Indian Nation has shut down operations of its Continental Basketball Association team, the Yakama Sun Kings.

Team officials were clearing out their offices Thursday morning. Head coach and general manager Paul Woolpert says they were informed of the decision Friday.

The Sun Kings have experienced great success on the court in recent years. A 2-year reign as CBA champions was snapped this year when the team lost early in the playoffs, but the Sun Kings still set a league mark for winning percentage with a 43-5 record.

The league also honored Woolpert with coach of the year honors for the second consecutive season.

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