The Kentucky Mavericks: Ready to #MavUp in Owensboro!
We Kentuckians are known for quite a few things (fried chicken, hospitality, accents…) but nothing is any more strongly associated with us than our love for basketball. Our passion for our UK Wildcats rivals any professional team’s fan base and, over the years, our other college basketball teams have gained nation-wide respect and admiration and we couldn’t be prouder.
In addition to our college basketball obsession, we’re also crazy about high school basketball and professional basketball. Now, thanks to the Kentucky Mavericks coming to Owensboro, we have a professional team to get behind and support.
While I LOVE the excitement I’m seeing in and around Owensboro since the announcement, I can’t say I’m surprised.
We’ve waited a long time for this!
Below is the Press Release from the Kentucky Mavericks:
The former ABA 4-time National Champions, The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks have officially announced that the organization is relocating to Owensboro, Kentucky. In 2015, the Mavericks made a decision to become a part of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). Upon that decision, owner Jerry Nelson ordered a relocation.
The franchise will be named the Kentucky Mavericks and will host its home games at The Owensboro Sportscenter. The franchise colors are now red, white, and blue.
On Thursday, August 20, 2015 The Kentucky Mavericks hosted their official Press Conference to announce their arrival at the Owensboro Sportscenter. Many of the community officials and natives were in attendance to welcome the team. Guest speakers were: Mayor Ron Payne, Mayor of Owensboro, Candance Brake, CEO/President of Greater Owensboro, Amanda Rogers, Director of Owensboro Parks and Recreation, Debra Green, General Manager of the Kentucky Mavericks, Coach Steve Tucker, Head Coach of the Kentucky Mavericks.
“People around the country are looking at this as a place to come visit,” said Owensboro Mayor, Ron Payne. “We are becoming a destination city. We just added with the Mavericks moving here. (That’s) just one more reason (for) people to come to the city of Owensboro.”
The Mavericks are currently on a 92 game winning streak. We hope to extend that and bring a championship to Owensboro.
“We play fast-paced, fast-break basketball, but the thing that’s special about our team is that we’ve been able to adapt and play different styles,” he said. “If we need to run, we’ll run. If we need to defend, we’ll defend. We’ve been in slow, grind-it-out games, and we’ve been in fast-paced games,” Head Coach Steve Tucker says.
The Kentucky Mavericks are not only winners on the court, but off the court as well. Our goal is to be at any community event that is going on. We want to embrace the community and the community embrace us. We Are One.
Tip-Off to the new season will take place in January as the Kentucky Mavericks host the Rochester Razersharks.
“Fast-paced, fast-break basketball…” Yes, please!
Watch Genuine Kentucky for full coverage of the Kentucky Mavericks. This sports fanatic will stay on top of news, announcements, and (when the season finally gets here!) game coverage.
No doubt you’ll also see me and my family at a lot of games. We’ve already made plans to #MavUp every chance we get!
Whether you live in, around, or even nowhere near Owensboro – I hope you’ll get behind, support, and enjoy our state’s very own professional basketball team. The Kentucky Mavericks are something every Kentuckian can be very proud of.
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