<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: -->The Gainesville Knights
are a second year franchise in the World Basketball Association
. They play at Gainesville High School's gymnasium.
The Knights could be considered an extension of the Raleigh Knights
, who played in the WBA in the 2004 season. When the Knights opted not to return for the 2005 season, the league scrambled for a replacement franchise, this franchise was awarded to Gainesville, and is co-owned by Curtis Richardson and Arthur Crawford. The team announced that they would be coached by Jim Price. The Knights underwent two coaching changes after a hot start. Price was replaced by co-owned Richardson, and Ricky Benitez, former Southern Crescent Lightning
coach was hired to replace him. The team finished 8–16, and missed out on a playoff berth.
The Knights announced in December 2005 that they would be returning for a second season, with Benitez returning as head coach. However, as of January 11, Benitez was removed from consideration for the head coaching job.