Professional basketball is coming to St. Louis, but not everything will be new to the city.
Former Vashon High and St. Louis University star, Anthony Bonner, will be on the bench for the American Basketball Association’s St. Louis Stunners. It might take a while, but fans will have to get used to seeing Bonner in a different way. Instead of donning a uniform, Bonner will most likely be wearing a suit as head coach and assistant general manager of the new team.
The team hasn’t decided on where it’ll play its games but is practicing at The Heights community center in Richmond Heights. The Stunners, members of the 60-team league, will play 36 games starting in November.
As a player, Bonner led SLU to the NIT finals twice. His play convinced the Sacramento Kings to draft him in the first round of the 1990 draft. He left the Kings to play for the Knicks and Magic before spending time playing ball overseas.