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Skyforce announce 2016-17 schedule

08/22/2016, 3:30pm CDT
By Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls Skyforce, 2016 NBA Development League Champions, announced their 2016-17 regular season schedule Tuesday. The 50-game schedule features 24 home games at the Sanford Pentagon

The Skyforce tip off their 28th season Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at home against the Salt Lake City Stars, a game in which members from the 2016 NBA D-League Championship team will be recognized and celebrated.

Sioux Falls fans will have the opportunity to see 15 different visiting teams play on Heritage Court, including the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets affiliate), one of the league's newest expansion teams, on Nov. 29.

The Skyforce will host the Northern Arizona Suns in the annual Christmas Night game, and there will be a rematch of the 2016 NBA Development League Finals when the Los Angeles D-Fenders return to the Pentagon on March 18.

Along with the Swarm, the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets affiliate) and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls affiliate) have both entered the league as expansion teams, while Northern Arizona and the Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz affiliate) have relocated. The 2016-17 season features four, restructured divisions:

Eastern Conference
Atlantic: Delaware 87ers, Erie BayHawks, Greensboro Swarm, Long Island Nets, Maine Red Claws, Westchester Knicks.
Central: Canton Charge, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Grand Rapids Drive, Raptors 905, Windy City Bulls

Western Conference
Southwest: Austin Spurs, Iowa Energy, Oklahoma City Thunder, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Texas Legends.
Pacific: Northern Arizona Suns, Salt Lake City Stars, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Reno Bighorns, Santa Cruz Warriors.

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