News Staff Reports
The Buffalo Stampede has made its share of gaffes on the basketball court during its brief history, but the second-year Premier Basketball League team made a huge off-court one Thursday.
The Stampede (2-5) sent out an inaccurate press release announcing the addition of former Turner-Carroll and Cincinnati Bearcats star Leonard Stokes without actually signing the former NBA Development League player to a contract. The two sides discussed the possibility of joining forces but Stokes never signed a contract.
"We may have jumped the gun a little bit," team owner Vince Lesh said Saturday night by phone before the Stampede's 114-111 win over Manchester at the Koessler Center.
Stokes didn't return a phone message from The Buffalo News.
Is the team open to issuing refunds to any disgruntled fans?
"If anybody said, "I'm here just to see [Stokes],' obviously it's not a problem," Lesh said.