Owensboro lands professional basketball team

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2015) — Professional basketball is coming to Owensboro with the relocation of the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks to Kentucky’s fourth largest city.


The franchise is renamed the Kentucky Mavericks with home games at the 5,000-seat Owensboro Sportscenter.


“Owensboro’s growth as a destination for tourism, corporate relocations and our overall appealing family lifestyle proves why the Mavericks are coming here,” said Shannon Wetzel, executive director of Visit Owensboro. “The Mavericks add another entertainment venue for visitors to Owensboro.”


The former American Basketball Associaiton team recently joined the Premier Basketball League. Following the move the Mavericks went 66-0 during the team’s two-year tenure in Shreveport. The team is currently on a 92-game winning streak that included two ABA championships.


“We play fast-paced, fast-break basketball,” said coach Steve Tucker, the most winning coach in ABA history. “We look forward in bringing our style of basketball to a state, and city, with a passion for the game.”


The inaugural home game is Jan. 9, 2016, against the Rochester Razorsharks, the 2015 PBL champions.


Information about the Kentucky Mavericks is available at www.mavup.com. Follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KentuckyMavericks.


Find out more about Owensboro and Daviess County at visitowensboro.com or by calling (270) 926-1100. Stay informed of Owensboro events and happenings through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VisitOwensboro.