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Amidst league takeover, Portland coaching staff dismissed, James named new HC

(1/30) The Portland Thunder were always going to have a tough 2016 season under league ownership. Now, they're going to head into the campaign with a brand new coaching staff according to sources close to the situation....

AFL, ESPN announce 2016 television schedule
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League action will once again return to ESPN networks in 2016, the League office announced today. Eight regular-season games will be televised on ESPN2, while nearly 40 games will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Emmert fires back at Arena Football League
Portland Tribune

Terry Emmert, who owned and ran the Arena Football League’s Portland Thunder the past two seasons, has fired back at the league, which took over team operations last month.

AFL Commissioner Butera promises 'outstanding team' for Portland in 2016
Portland Tribune

Scott Butera, commissioner of the Arena Football League, said Wednesday he believes Portland will have “an outstanding team” in 2016 that will survive the season as it is run by the league.

Portland Announces Ron James as Head Coach, General Manager
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Arena Football League management announced that veteran coach Ron James will assume the role of head coach and general manager for the Portland organization, effective immediately.



Amidst league takeover, Portland coaching staff dismissed, James named new HC
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder were always going to have a tough 2016 season under league ownership. Now, they're going to head into the campaign with a brand new coaching staff according to sources close to the situation.

AFL announces 2016 CBS Sports Network schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League will return to CBS Sports Network for the fourth consecutive season with a slate of 17 regular season games, the League Office announced today.

League takes over operations of Portland Thunder
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League, as part of the continued effort to solidify its membership foundation, has taken over operation of the Portland Thunder, the League office announced today.

Thunder's AFL future up in the air
Portland Tribune

The two-year run of the city's most recent Arena Football League franchise could be over because of financial difficulties -- perhaps with the league more than the team. "We have not re-signed our commitment for 2016 yet," Thunder owner Terry Emmert says.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  0-0 0-0 0-0
Last Game Fri Aug 14
  Loss @SJS 28-55
Next Game Fri Apr 1 10:00pm
  vs ARI  
Head Coach
Ron James

With Thunder: 0-0-0
Overall: 58-54-0

Complete Coaching Record
Schedule
Date Opp Time (ET)
Apr 1   Arizona 10:00pm
Apr 9 @ Orlando 7:30pm
Apr 17 @ Philadelphia 4:00pm
Apr 30 @ Arizona 9:00pm
May 7   LA 10:00pm
Complete Schedule
Standings
National Conference W L PF PA
Cleveland0 0
Arizona0 0
Portland0 0
LA0 0
Complete Standings
Transactions
TIM SHELLEY DB - Have Been Assigned
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