Montana Howlers

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Montana Howlers
2016-2017 Montana Howlers season
Montana Howlers logo
Conference Western
Division Mountain
Founded 1968
History Montana Howlers (1968-present)
Arena Treasure State Area (aka "Predators Playground")
City Billings, MT
Team colors Dark Blue, White and Black

              

Owner(s) Jacques Chatneuve
RL General Manager KingsleyWolf
RL Head Coach MartineauQC
General manager Art Sadowski (male gray wolf)
Head coach Franklin O'Neill (male Scottish Fold cat)
Assistant coach Andy Raine (male black bear)
Lead trainer Josep Soler (male Spanish ibex)
Championships 9
Division titles 1

The Montana Howlers are a professional basketball team based in Billings, Montana. They play in the Mountain Division of the Western Conference in the Furry Basketball Association (FBA).

Franchise History

1968-72: Early Years

1972-78: First Trophy, and the Three-Peat

1978-90: Building of a Legacy

1990-2000: The Dark Ages

2000-13: The Shane Rufus Era

2013-14: Rebuilding Gone Wrong

2014-15: Back to Square One

After the disappointing results of last season, Art Sadowski was promoted to the general manager position from his former position of scouting director at the Howlers. His course of action was to part with most of the players still left in the club, and bring in a mix of players from various teams, including Bobby-Rae Brine (Stingray, G), Omar Pink (Saluki, F), Sanford Teeson (Raccoon, G), and Wescot Yobia (Binturong, F/C). The draft was a successful one for the Howlers, as they managed to draft a Top 24 candidate with each of their picks. However, Sadowski controversially traded their fourth pick Baltasár Torrealba y Toboso (Aldabra Giant Tortoise, C/F) to the Mayors for their first round pick Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) on draft night; this was mainly seen as a move to establish a "core" of Underwood College graduates in the team. The Irish Franklin O'Neill (male Scottish Fold cat) was later hired as the new head coach for the team, and Andy Raine (Black Bear, F) was hired as the assistant coach.

2015-16

Current Roster

Montana Howlers Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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86 Ren Inoue (Tosa Inu, G) 12 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) 15 Vincent Maraundi (Caracal, G/F) 73 Brax Trenor (Grey Hare, F) 57 Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F)
Bench
Forward Guard Bigfur Guard Swingfur
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34 LaShawn Grandon (Badger, F) 43 Ricardo Rodrigues (Black Barbary Lion, G) 47 Wescot Yobia (Binturong, F/C) 7 Christian Ashbury (Peacock Mantis Shrimp, G) 42 Regulus Lowenthal (Gryphon, F/G)
Reserves Deep Reserves
Guard Center Bigfur Guard Center
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21 Doug Dawson (Barbary Lion, G) 2 Alejandro Salazar (Prawn, C) 19 Eldred Darragh (Black Shuck, F/C) 10 Bailey Brisbane (Catahoula Leopard Hound, G) 98 Gleximar Naranjo (Spectacled Bear, C)
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2016-2017 Budget for Total
Cap
Contracts
Paid
Buyout
Costs
Available
Montana Howlers 87.0 68.0 0.0 +19.0


Montana Howlers Team Contracts
Name 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Ren Inoue 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0
Kresta Renstill 6.0 6.5
Vincent Maraundi 5.5 5.5 6.0
Brax Trenor 11.0 12.0
Sterling Bengtzing 4.0
LaShawn Grandon 6.5 7.5
Ricardo Rodrigues 4.5 5.0
Wescot Yobia 6.0
Christian Ashbury 1.5
Regulus Lowenthal 2.5
Doug Dawson 3.0 3.0
Alejandro Salazar 1.0
Eldred Darragh 4.0 4.0
Bailey Brisbane 3.0
Gleximar Naranjo 1.5 1.5

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