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The Pontiac Pharaohs is a professional basketball team coming off of a playoff berth in its inaugural season, and an official member of The Basketball League. Our goal is to provide spectacular, family friendly entertainment to the Pontiac region through fun and immersive game day experiences, engagement with local and youth organizations, and partnerships with thriving Metro Detroit businesses. The Pontiac Pharaohs believe the support of the people in our city is key to a successful season. 


But Why the Pharaohs?

The Pontiac Pharaohs take our name from the rich history of the word Lansing—  which can be traced as far back as Ancient Egyptian texts! Our name is as impressive as our goal— to bring a unique and diverse experience fit for royalty not only to our fans in the Pontiac Region, but to the entire Midwest Conference.

Chris Jackson:  Team Market Owner

Chris Jackson was previously a candidate for political office in his hometown of Pontiac, Michigan. Excited to explore entrepreneurial endeavors in a new & emerging market, Chris is an advocate in the Cannabis Industry where he has served as companies’ leader of Government Relations, Social Equity Programming, and project expansion/management. His efforts were recognized recently when he was selected as a member of Oakland County’s 40 under 40.

Chris witnessed how cannabis prohibition directly impacted urban America and is dedicated to reversing the negative damage caused. He is a member of various state and local boards that contribute to economic power and initiatives to drive diversity and inclusion. Aside from representing the National Cannabis Industry Association as Vice Chair for the Board of Directors, Chris serves on the State Regulations Committee.

Chris also serves as a Leadership Council Member for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and Former President of Main Street Pontiac (Local DBA).

Scott Newman: Head Coach

We are excited to announce the hiring of our Head Coach Scott Newman!
Since 2017, Scott has been the Director of Pro Scouting with the Windsor Express in the National Basketball League of Canada.  The previous four years he served as Assistant/Player Development Coach and Associate Head Coach, helping the team to win the NBLC 2014 & 2015 Championships.
Most recently he served as Head Coach/GM for the Detroit Cobras (O.D.A.).
Thank you to Challenges East Lansing for allowing us to hold our announcement!
Welcome Scott!!