Former NBA Superstar Player To Be Named Coach Of The Rick's Cabaret New York Stripper Basketball Team

Rick’s Cabaret/New York Will Announce Its Stripper Basketball Team Coach Tuesday November 29th

NEW YORK CITY – (Nov. 23, 2011) – A former National Basketball Association superstar has agreed to become the first coach of the newly formed Rick’s Basketball Association, comprised of teams made up of dancers at the Rick’s Cabaret group of gentlemen’s clubs. The new coach will be introduced at a press conference at noon on Tuesday November 29th at Rick’s Cabaret/New York City.

The topless dancers from the Rick’s Cabaret group of gentlemen’s clubs announced recently they had formed their own basketball league to try to take up some of the slack as the National Basketball Association negotiations bogged down. Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK), is the publicly traded group of 23 upscale gentlemen’s clubs that are popular with pro athletes and their fans.

Dancers from Rick’s Cabaret/New York City have already been outfitted with sexy new uniforms, but until this week they were without a coach. Their new mentor is expected to whip them into shape to compete against teams from the company’s other clubs. The first game is expected to be against Rick’s Cabaret/Minneapolis, followed by a match with the girls from Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami and other Rick’s Cabaret locations around the country. The league schedule will be announced in January.

“People will be amazed when we tell them who our coach is, because he was one of the great players in the NBA” said Gianna, a player for the New York team. “The girls are really excited. We're practically busting out of our tops! We plan to give him a really warm welcome on Tuesday.”

"I hear he's going to have us do a workout on Tuesday in front of the press," said Sky, the point guard for the team. "I can't wait to show off some of my moves!"

About Rick’s Cabaret: Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) is home to 23 upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities operate under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," “Club Onyx” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret”. Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick’s Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publications, and owns the adult Internet membership Website couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com  or visit www.ricksinvestor.com.

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