To Compete Relentlessly for Central Division Championships in the 9-Team Division of the TBL … THEN / THUS Consistently Qualifying for the TBL Playoffs with 7 Additional Teams all VYING as often as possible for a TBL League Championship.
The dogma is:
Talent . Confidence. .
UNEQUAL PREPARATION .
AND CLASS .
Yes, We Want to Compete and Win in a Fair and Honorable Way.
We Defend the Honor of SHREVEPORT REGION, Louisiana.
We Are Honored and Appreciate You as a Fan … Hopefully SUPER FAN of ours, the SHREVEPORT MAVERICKS.
Please Visit ANY ONE OF OUR FIVE (5) SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS …
Buy Season Tickets, Buy Single-Game TICKETS … Buy SMavs MERCHANDISE often…
If You Own, Manage or Market a Company BIG, MEDIUM or SMALL … We Have a SPOT FOR YOU In Our SPONSORSHIP LINEUP.
Winning is Not Everything … But It Is Important to Compete Hard and Show Any and Every Opponent, SHREVEPORT Came To Play at a High Level.
We Like to Say,
We Have a 5-Step Plan We Work On Every Day to PROMOTE SHREVEPORT AND REGION TO THE FULLEST.
1 of Those Assets is the FORMATION of the SHREVEPORT MAVERICKS in TBL.
The Additional 4 Assets / Pillars are ALL VERY DOABLE … When The Public Follows Our Lead and EXPLORES ALL THE HIGH LEVEL POSSIBILITIES That Shreveport and Region Can Be.
We Will Not Rest Until All of Our Goals Are Met … and or We Have Exhausted Every Avenue to Fairly Reach Those Catalyst / Positive Actions / Goals.
We Are Proud You Are OUR FAN !
We STRIVE EVERY DAY. Â It is Our Mission to Teach the Youth of Shreveport-Bossier and Region TO STRIVE AND COMPETE Every Day.
Success is Never Easy. With Consistently Good and Hard Work … We Teach Young People, SUCCESS Is Attainable.
Reach Higher, Often We Can.
And Life .
Shreveport Mavericks Management Team
Steve Tucker : Head Coach
This marks nearly forty years that Coach Steve Tucker has coached and been a teacher of the Game of Basketball.
Coach Tucker has always brought with him great Intensity, Drive, Determination, and an Unending Love for the Game of Basketball!
Coach T is a native of Long Beach, Mississippi. He has compiled an impressive record during his career of winning games and championships on every level he has ever coached on! He attributes his success to the men & women who have worked with him on his coaching staffs, and of course, the men who have played for him during his coaching career.
Coach Tucker has enjoyed great success during his coaching career! He has been rated as one of the Top Professional Head Coaches Not Coaching in the NBA (by Pro Basketball News.com)! He has been named “Coach of the Year” 13 times during his career, along with having won 17 League or Conference/Division Championships. Coach Tucker led the KY/SB/SETX Mavericks to the 2015/2014/2011/2010 ABA/Pro Basketball National Championships! Coach Tucker was also selected USbasket National Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 Season. He was the Eurobasket/USbasket and Pro Basketball News National Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 and 2008-09 seasons for all leagues playing outside the NBA! Coach T was selected as the ABA Coach of the Decade for the years 2001 through 2010 and is the only Coach to be named National Coach of the Year five consecutive seasons. He is also the only coach in ABA History to be selected 7 times as ABA All-Star Coach. Coach Tucker led the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks to a 66-0 record during the 2014-15/2013-14 seasons to become the only team to have Back to Back undefeated regular seasons and the only Back to Back Undefeated Champions in Pro Basketball History. Coach T led the Kentucky/Shreveport-Bossier/SETX Mavericks to 103 consecutive wins, which stands as the longest winning streak in Professional Basketball History. The Mavericks also hold the longest home winning streak in Pro Basketball History at 104 straight wins.
Coach Steve Tucker was one of the youngest Head Coaches in the Nation in College Basketball at the age of 22, when he was named the Head Coach at Phillips College. At the age of 28, he became one of the youngest Head Coaches on the NCAA Division I level ever, when he was named Head Coach at Sam Houston State University. By the age of 35, Coach T had led teams to the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA National Championship Tournaments. He also led Athletes In Action-USA to the Gold Medal in the 1982 Micronesian Games and to an undefeated tour of Europe in 1983 (20-0-only team to ever accomplish this).
Coach Tucker became a Professional Basketball Coach and General Manager at the age of 37, when he was hired to lead the Mississippi Coast Sharks of the Global Basketball Association (GBA). Coach Steve Tucker now holds the record in Pro Basketball for coaching in more Pro Basketball Leagues than anyone in the History of the Game. He has coached in 8 different Pro Basketball Leagues (ABA, CBA, WBA, BBL, IBA, USBL,GBA, & PBL)
Coach Tucker is one of the few Coaches that has Won Championships on the Professional, Collegiate, and International levels! He has coached 27 Players that have gone on to play in the NBA and over 170 Players who have played Professional Basketball around the World.
During his Coaching Career Coach Steve Tucker has always been concerned with the Development of the Game of Basketball Worldwide. Coach T has conducted Camps & Clinics for both players and coaches throughout the World. He is recognized around the World as an Ambassador of the Game of Basketball.
Coach Steve C. Tucker has always been active on the College Campuses and in the Communities, with the Professional Basketball Organizations/Clubs and Colleges where he has coached! He has used the Platform of Basketball, whether in College or in the Pros to advocate better ways of living in our Society and in the Empowerment of Youth to live positive lives within the World
We all live in today.
Coach Steve Tucker has been a Winner and Champion both on & off the Basketball Court for many years now! He intends to continue that in his work and in his life as he works to “SET A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE” in the years to come…
Kevin Keathley: Player Personnel Director/Associate Head Coach
Coach Kevin Keathley will return to the Mavericks Pro Basketball Organization/Team having previously served as Associate Coach in 2009-2010 where he helped guide the team to its first Pro Basketball National Championship.
Keathley will reunite with Coach Steve Tucker again after having previously worked together in (1999-2000) at Hazard-Lee’s College and then again in (2009-2010) with the Southeast Texas Mavericks.
Coach Steve Tucker commented on adding Keathley to his staff.
“I have known Kevin Keathley for over 20 years. Our association has helped us both over that time. Coach K was integral in the success of our Mavericks over the many Championship Runs. He was the catalyst of putting together the MAVS nucleus that grew into one of the great teams in basketball history on this level of pro basketball.”
With close to 20 years of coaching experience at the college and professional levels, Coach Keathley has never had a losing season. “I couldn’t be happier to be rejoining Coach Steve Tucker here in Shreveport, Louisiana with the Mavericks. Coach and I have had a ton of success together over the years on the college and pro level and I expect that to continue in our new journey together this season.”
Kevin Keathley comes to Shreveport with an impressive resume having coached teams within every professional basketball league outside of the NBA.
This will make Keathley’s eighth professional league he has been a part of during his career.
He has been a part of three pro basketball championships and has earned Coach of the Year honors twice along the way.
Most recently, Coach Keathley was the Head Coach and General Manager for the Halifax Hurricanes of the National Basketball League of Canada where he assembled a roster that would go on to reach the NBL Canadian finals in 2017.
Prior to Halifax, Keathley led the Bowling Green Bandits (2013-2015) of the American Basketball Association (ABA). The Bandits recorded 27 wins and 3 losses over two seasons under Keathley’s leadership. Two of those three losses were to the Shreveport Mavericks and Steve Tucker.
Keathley has been selected as one of the top 10 Coaches in America not in the NBA on three different occasions (2006) (2007) (2009).
Keathley helped guide the SE Texas Mavericks to a 28-4 record during the 2010 campaign and their first Pro Basketball National Championship.
Keathley was named Associate Coach of the Year for his efforts during the Mavericks first championship run.
In 2011, he would join the Bakersfield Jam as an assistant coach of the NBA Development League (Now NBA G League) with the Bakersfield Jam an affiliate of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. After several months with Bakersfield, Kevin left his position to become the Head Coach of the Sauk Valley Predators of the Premier Basketball League (PBL) for the 2011-2012 season where he led the team to the Final Four and led all of pro basketball in team scoring.
Known for his ability to find, sign, recruit and develop young talent Coach Kevin Keathley is excited about working with his long time mentor Steve Tucker again as Director of Player Personnel/Associate Coach.
“Alongside Coach, who is one of the best in the business on any level, we will build a championship quality team on and off the court. It’s going to be an exciting season as we look to bring a title back to Shreveport.”
Coach K’s teams have set over 15 basketball scoring records over the years. He has amassed over 250 wins, has sent over 80 players to high level overseas contracts and three players to the NBA.