Rick’s Cabaret/New York Stripper Basketball Team Names Spud Webb As Coach

by TMR Newswire on November 29, 2011

Former Atlanta Hawks National Basketball Association sensation Anthony “Spud” Webb has accepted his latest challenge – coach of a newly formed team of shapely women from Rick’s Cabaret/New York City. Webb was introduced to the media at a news conference today at the gentlemen’s club Playboy.com called the “No. 1 strip club in New York.”

The sexy women’s team was formed to give fans an entertaining option during the delay in getting the NBA season underway. The “Rick’s Basketball Association” is comprised of squads from Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK), the publicly traded group of 23 upscale gentlemen’s clubs that are popular with pro athletes and their fans.

The 5’7” Webb overcame multiple challenges to earn a spot with the Hawks and then the Sacramento Kings in the 1980s and 90s, becoming one of the most admired players in the league, famed for his amazing four-foot leaps and dunking ability. Despite his diminutive size, he averaged over 10 points and five assists a game, played in several playoff series and won the slam-dunk championship at the 1986 All-Star game, beating out Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan. After retirement as a player, became an executive of the Texas Legends, a NBA Development League team and is a popular motivational speaker.

Rick’s Cabaret introduced Webb to the media at a news conference at the New York City club today, at which he put his team through a practice session in front of the stage where they normally dance. The New York team is expected to play games shortly against the Minneapolis Downtown Cabaret and Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami.

“These ladies are fabulous and have obvious talents and skills I can’t think of a better way to entertain long-suffering NBA fans,” Webb said.

“He’s a hero to people of all sizes and he shows that anyone can accomplish anything,” said Gianna, a point guard on the New York team. “Of course we are happy the NBA is combing back in December–they are some of our best customers. We’ll play ‘til the NBA season starts because our fans and customers want it.”

About Rick’s Cabaret: Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) is home to 23 upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate under the names “Rick’s Cabaret,” “XTC,” “Club Onyx” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret”. Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick’s Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publications, and owns the adult Internet membership Website couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com or visit www.ricksinvestor.com.

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