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Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks

Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks
Founded 2006
League ABA (2006-07), (2008-11),(2013-present)
CBA (2007-08)
Team history 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
Arena Hirsch Coliseum
Colors 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)
Dancers Maverick Dancers
Mascot Charlie Horse

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.[1]

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.[2]

ABA win-streak

As of January 1, 2015 the Mavericks have won an ABA-record 73 games in-a-row.[3]

2013-14 Roster

# Pos. Ht. Player Acquired College
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

Season-by-season record

Season W L Win % Result
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[4]
2014-15 13 0 100% TBD
Totals 116 6 95.1% 3 ABA League Championships

Previous notable players


  1. ^ "SETX Mavericks leaving ABA...NBA-D League next?". The Examiner. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "ABA team comes to Shreveport Bossier". KSLA. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "SB Mavericks ring out 2014 with road win over Baytown Bandits, 128-60". Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks. 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks win the ABA Championship". Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

External links

Official team website