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Basketball Hoop

About us :

San Jose Knights play in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and are part of the Far West Division along with 30 teams. The Knights will have you cheering as they showcase their skills and love of the game. This is the future of sports: High-level entertainment at an affordable price. We are the “Warriors” of the South Bay.

The Knights are composed of local basketball talent, college graduates who led their teams to victory, and professional players hungry to showcase their skills and get a genuine second chance at the NBA or a pro contract at the international level.


Shahbaz Mahmood serves as President. A native of Pakistan, he received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology and has been doing business networking startup for the last 20 years.




Our Mission

The Knights are on a mission to change the lives of young athletes through the game of basketball. We’ll be offering clinics, school fundraisers, toy drives, autograph days, special guests, visits to schools, physical education, and more. Stay tuned!

  • To teach youth athletes basketball fundamentals in a positive, enjoyable, and competitive environment

  • To help our athletes gain confidence in themselves, learn how to work with a team, and believe they can do anything they set their mind to

  • To help our athletes become great people on and off the court

Our Vision

Highly differentiated from other teams in the league, we are the “Warriors” of San Jose, supporting and inspiring your community. We are committed to do our best on and off the court. We provide opportunities to athletes to develop their professional and educational skills while being a positive role model to kids and to the community.

  • To be recognised as 'Leaders in the Game' of Basketball by building a stronger and more connected community.

Our Values


In how we conduct ourselves on and off the court


Grow a love of the game


We are stronger together through community engagement, teamwork and cooperation


Demonstrating honesty, professionalism and transparency


About ABA


The  American Basketball Association (ABA) is a men’s professional basketball league.  The league has grown to become the largest professional sports league in the world!  In 1999 Joe Newman and Richard P. Tinkham founded the league. It is the re-launch of the original ABA which merged with the NBA in 1976. Tinkham co-founded both the original ABA and the Indiana Pacers. Joe Newman was the CEO of Joe Newman Advertising, Inc. and Alliance Broadcasting Group, Inc.  The ABA was established in 1967 and merged with the National Basketball Association in 1976 [New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets].Some of the ABA notable players where: Julius Irving (Dr. J) George Gervin (The Iceman), Ricky Barry, Moses Malone along with, many others that came to be NBA players.  The ABA was reformed in 2000 in partnership with the NBA and has been operating in harmony for the past 19 years. 

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