Charlie Batch Pittsburgh Steelers QB Takes Majority Ownership of ABA Detroit Panthers Basketball Franchise
MLN Newswire - Detroit, MI. The ABA Detroit Panthers professional basketball team announced that Charlie Batch, quarterback for the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers, has assumed the role of majority owner. Co-owner Antoine Joubert will assume the role of head coach. "We are very pleased to have Charlie with us. He's a great athlete, a good businessman, and he loves basketball," said Joubert. "Working together, we will make the Panthers one of the premiere teams in the ABA. The talent we've assembled is awesome - lots of great local players with great credentials." Batch joins former New England Patriot Marques Sullivan, owner of the ABA Chicago Rockstars, as NFL players who have joined the ABA.