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Mavericks Leave ABA

April 11, 2011 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Southeast Texas Mavericks News Release

The two time defending ABA National Champion Southeast Texas Mavericks announced today that they will be leaving the American Basketball Association immediately.

The Mavericks have dominated the ABA for the three seasons they have been a member of the League. The Mavericks have won three Division Championships, 30 straight Regular Season Games (a league record), been ranked #1 in National ABA Power Ranking for 33 straight regular season weeks (a league record), and recently won Back to Back National Championships.

"It has just become apparent to us that we need to be in a Pro Basketball League that gives us a greater challenge on a consistent basis" states Mavericks general manager/head coach Steve Tucker.

The Mavericks will contact the NBA D League Office in New York to begin the process of becoming a member of the NBA's Developmental League.

The easiest way for this to happen in a timely fashion may be to purchase an existing D League franchise. Three D League franchises are for sale at this time in the sixteen team professional basketball league.

One thing that should be appealing to the NBA D League is that the Mavericks own their own facility with their Nutty Jerry's Entertainment Complex in Winnie, TX.

The NBA D League will tip-off the 2011-12 season in November.

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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