After a four-year absence, pro basketball is coming back to Augusta.
The American Basketball Association announced Wednesday that the Georgia-Lina Hurricanes will be based in Augusta and will be part of the league starting with the 2013-14 season.
The last Augusta minor league pro basketball team – the Augusta Groove – lasted one season, starting in early 2009.
The new team is owned by the Elite Sports Group of Augusta, under the control of Bryan Beaver and Jerald Smith.
Beaver, who is the chairman/founder of Elite Sports Group, will be the coach.