Indianapolis, in.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that the former two-time ABA Champion SETX  Mavericks have returned to the ABA after a two-year hiatus.  “We are very pleased and excited to have the Mavericks back,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. And their move from Texas to Shreveport/Bossier, a great market, is very exciting and will add much to our fast-growing Gulf Coast Division.”
The team is owned by Jerry Nelson, Jr, a Texas oil man and owner of the Frontier Rodeo Company based in Winnie, Texas. The Head Coach  is Steve Tucker, a long-time veteran coach in the ABA who has led great teams in Jacksonville, Dallas and the Mavericks to two ABA Championships.
“Our goal is to bring the ABA Championship to Shreveport/Bossier,” stated Nelson.  “There are some great teams in the ABA, no doubt,  and the competition will be very strong.  The support we’ve received from the Shreveport/Bossier community has been awesome and Steve and I will do everything we can to justify the wonderful reception we’ve had here.”  For more information, email or visit or