NEW YORK -- Two teams from the NBA Development League will wear jerseys with the names of sponsors.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have signed a deal with Lone Star National Bank. The Erie BayHawks are teaming with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The two minor league teams join four WNBA clubs with jersey sponsorships. Such agreements could eventually be considered by NBA teams.
As part of the multiyear partnerships announced Monday, the sponsors also will be promoted through signs in the arenas and on the teams' websites.