Kentucky Bisons

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Kentucky Bisons
Team historyKentucky Mavericks (2008)
Kentucky Bisons (2008-2010)
Based inBowling Green, Kentucky
ArenaOwensboro Sportscenter
Colors                 blue, black, white, red
OwnerJim Sills
Head coachVacant
Championships1 (2009)
Division titles1 (2009)
MascotBilly Bison [1]

The Kentucky Bisons were a basketball team in the American Basketball Association which began play in 2008-09, play in the South Central division.[2] Although the management office for the Bisons was based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the Bisons actually played their home games at the Owensboro Sportscenter, 60 miles north of Bowling Green. On December 14, 2010 the Bisons stated they would be suspending operations due to lack of support from the city of Owensboro, KY.

Team history[edit]


With a 19-3 regular-season record, they qualified for the ABA's Elite Eight Championship tournament at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium (home to Southeast division rival the Nashville Broncs). After defeating Beijing Aoshen Olympian 106-104 in the first round, the Bisons would pull off an upset win over the top-seeded Southeast Texas Mustangs 107-89 to advance to the ABA title game. Finally, with their 127-120 win over the Maywood Buzz, the Bisons wrapped up the ABA title in their first year of existence.


In 2009, they returned to the title series again, and faced top-seeded Southeast Texas. After winning game one, they lost both games two and three and the Mavericks were crowned champions.


Shortly before the 2010 season both the head coach and assistant coach resigned their positions. On December 14, 2010 the Bisons announced that they would be suspending operations. The reason stated was the lack of support from the City of Owensboro and their businesses and fans.


Head Coach: Otis Key

# Pos. Ht. Player Acquired College
1 United States PG 5'9 Brandon Stockton 2008 Kentucky
10 United States SG 6'2 Darryl Washington 2008
15 United States PG 6'3 Michael Wells 2008 Western Kentucky
32 United States SF/PF 6'5 Jamie Jackson 2008 Bellarmine
2 United States SF 6'5 LaMar Owen 2008 Southern Illinois
3 United States PG 5'9 Michael James 2008 Florida International
9 United States SG 6'4 Michael Morris 2010 Austin Peay
30 United States SG 6'2 Teco Dickerson 2008 Western Kentucky



  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ List of South Central Teams
  3. ^ "Kentucky Bisons basketball - team details, stats, news, roster". Usbasket. Retrieved 2012-03-29.

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