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Mavericks pro basketball team leaving Shreveport-Bossier City


The Bossier-Shreveport Mavericks pro basketball team will be relocating from the Shreveport-Bossier City area to a new city for the 2015-16 season, the team announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

“We would like to thank the Shreveport-Bossier community and surrounding areas for the support over the last two years,” the release states. “We have won 2 championships in this community and are very proud of our accomplishments.”

“I am saddened to see such a great organization go, but I believe this is one of the most successful sports teams this city has had!” State Fair of Louisiana president and general manager Chris Giordano said in the release. “They believed in an old building like the Hirsch and made it their home for 2 seasons!”

Shreveport-Bossier general manager Debra Green: “Shreveport has been home to us for 2 seasons! We are appreciative for the support of the many sponsors, City of Shreveport and Bossier, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Sports Commission, local staff, and fans who contributed to our success. Great things happened in this city that we will never forget!”

— Staff Reports

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