The Southeast Texas Mavericks announced today that they will be leaving the American Basketball Association immediately.
Three seasons as a member of the ABA, the Mavericks won their division each year, had a 30-game win streak and won consecutive ABA league titles.
"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," said 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. The easiest way to become a member would be to purchase an existing franchise and according to the NBA D-League, three franchises are for sale.
Of the 16 teams currently competing in the league, three are located in Texas including Austin, Rio Grande Valley (McAllen) and Texas (Frisco).
The 2011-12 season begins in November.
For more information about the league, view http://www.nba.com/dleague/