ABA (2006-07), (2008-11),(2013-present)|
Rio Grande Valley Silverados (2006-08)|
Southeast Texas Mustangs (2008-09)
Southeast Texas Mavericks (2009-11)
Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks (2013-present)
|Based in||Shreveport, Louisiana|
Red, Black, Gold|
|Owner(s)||Jerry Nelson, Jr|
|Head coach||Steve Tucker|
|Championships||3 (2009-10), (2010-11), (2013-14)|
|Division titles||4 (2008-09)|
The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks are a franchise of the American Basketball Association based in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Mavericks compete in the Gulf Coast Division of the ABA. The team plays its home games at Hirsch Coliseum.
Originally known as the Rio Grande Valley Silverados, the team was a member of the Continental Basketball Association. Owned by McAllen businessmen Art Gonzalez and Kevin Mitchell, the Silverados were based out of McAllen, Texas) and played their home games at the McAllen Convention Center.
The team was sold and relocated in May of 2009. The new owner changed the name to Southeast Texas Mustangs.
In the team's inaugural ABA season of 2008-09, the team played in Beaumont. The Mustangs proved to be a force to be reckoned with winning 27 of their first 28 games, many by margins of 50 points or more. Their only loss was a one-point defeat in the final seconds of the game to the Texas Fuel. The Mavericks rose to the top of the ABA Power Rankings early in the season and did not fall from that perch until suffering defeat in the ABA Playoff Semifinals.
On May 14, 2009, owner Jerry Nelson announced the new name and logo. The team name was changed to Southeast Texas Mavericks.
The name had changed, but the game remained much the same for the franchise as the Mavericks consistently remained atop the ABA Power Rankings. On January 25, 2010 the Mavericks set an ABA record for victory margin by beating the New Mexico Rim Rockers 158-72. The margin of 86 points erased the old mark of 81 set by the Kentucky Colonels in the 2004-05 season.
The Southeast Texas Mavericks were ranked third in the MLN Sports Zone Minor League Pro Basketball Top 10 for January 2010, ahead of teams from the NBA Development League, Premiere Basketball League among others.
After dominating the ABA for the three-straight seasons, the owners of the Mavericks decided to leave the ABA and seek a more challenging professional basketball league. The Mavericks contacted the NBA Development League office about possibly buying a franchise and beginning the process of becoming a member.
After numerous meetings with NBA D-League officials, Mavericks’ owner Jerry Nelson accepted the league's "No" response to their request to join the D-League. The team sat out the next two seasons. In 2013, Nelson made the decision to return to the ABA and relocated the team to Shreveport.
As of January 1, 2015 the Mavericks have won an ABA-record 73 games in-a-row.
|50||F/C||6'7||Alex "The Ticket" Sanders||2008||Louisville|
|13||F/C||6'7||Brandon Davis||2011||University of South Alabama|
|44||C||6'11||Chad Eichelberger||2013||University of St Andrews|
|20||G||6'4||Currye Todd||2008||Lamar University|
|3||PG||5'11||Chris Hagan||2013||Midwestern State University|
|14||G||6'3||Ed Horton||2013||Murray State University|
|F||6'6||Freeman Taylor||2013||Robert Morris University|
|10||G||6'3||Hollis Giles||2010||Georgetown College|
|11||G||6'2||Mike Crain||2009||Valdosta State University|
|33||G/F||6'4||P.J. Couisnard||2011||Wichita State University|
|F||6'6||Rafael "The Manimal" Johnson||2013||Wiley College|
|G||6'4||Trey Moore||2013||Mississippi State University|
|G||6'1||Tyrone Hamilton||2013||Centenary College of Louisiana|
|2008-09||27||2||93.1%||ABA SW Division Champion. Lost in playoff semifinals.|
|2009-10||23||3||88.5%||ABA League Champions|
|2010-11||23||1||95.8%||ABA League Champions|
|2013-14||30||0||100%||ABA League Champions|
|Totals||116||6||95.1%||3 ABA League Championships|
Previous notable players
- Mike Gale, G, 6'4, Centenary College (2007)
- Ryan Huntley, F, 6'4, Tarleton State University (2007)
- Anthony Hatcher, G, 6'4, Brevard Community College (2007)
- Darrell Johns, C, 7'1, Chicago State University (2007)
- Antoine Sims, G, 5'11, Johnson C. Smith University (2007)
- Chris Fagan, F, 6'5, Texas - Pan American (2007)
- Cedric Smith, F, 6'9, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (2007)
- Tim Pledger, G, 5'9, Delta State University (2007)
- Nick Gamble, F, 6'7, Tarleton State University (2007)
- Mike Dean, G, 6'3, Middle Tennessee State University (2007)
- Colin Lien, C, 6'11, Texas - Pan American (2007–08)
- Brian Evans, G, 6'1, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (2007–08)
- Najeeb Echols, F, 6'7, Illinois State University (2007–08)
- Rod Nealy, F, 6'6, Houston Baptist University (2007–08)
- Joseph Works, F, 6'7, Tarleton State University (2007–08)
- Walt Waters, C, 6'11, Macomb Community College (2007–08)
- Cedric McGinnis, F, 6'9, Georgia Southern University (2008)
- Nate Johnson, G, 6'4, Florida State University (2008)
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