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Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 7/31/1958
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Marc Cuban said he'd sell the Mavericks for one trillion dollars.
Despite the Dr. Evil-type answer, Cuban has been very serious as an owner. The Mavericks have constantly been advertising Cuban's new app on their Twitter account, and he's now a reality TV star. Still, they've made some splashes this offseason with Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler, which makes them contenders for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Aug 25 - 11:06 AM

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Mark Cuban stated in a recent interview that Dirk Nowitzki's pay cut wasn't contingent upon signing a particular player; it was about winning a championship.

"Dirk is the man," said Cuban. "It wasn’t that type of conversation at all. Dirk and I sit and talk about all of this stuff. He knows the strategy, what we’re trying to do, why we’re doing it. He realizes that if he didn’t do it the chances of him being in a championship position weren’t nearly as good... There’s no question he could have gotten paid more money, but he wants to win." Dirk will make less money than Jordan Hill this upcoming season, and his willingness to sacrifice for his team will never be questioned. Dirk was able to put up first-round value last season, making it through 80 games, but at 36-years-old a repeat of that effort isn't exactly likely.
Aug 24 - 10:14 AM

Owner Marc Cuban said things are personal with Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

""Oh, all good business is personal," Cuban said. "Trust me, there’s nobody more competitive than me. Every bit of me wanted to kick his ass and I would have felt bad." Cuban added he couldn't believe the Rockets even asked to trade for Dirk Nowitzki, which is pretty funny considering Dirk and Cubes are basically best buds. Cuban is a smart owner and he knows rivalries are good for business, so creating some attention with the Rockets is a wise move.
Aug 23 - 10:24 AM

Mark Cuban would like the NBA to create its own World Cup of Basketball.

"The greatest trick ever played was the IOC (International Olympic Committee) convincing the world that the Olympics were about patriotism and national pride instead of money. The players and owners should get together and create our own World Cup of Basketball." Cuban has been a longtime critic of international competition such as the Olympics and FIBA World Cup, and while the unnecessary injury risk placed on the players is a concern to Cuban, he seems to be more upset about the missed opportunity for profits. The NBA receives very little profits from IOC-run events, and while the international competition allows the NBA to expand its brand, Cuban doesn't feel the advantages outweigh the potential devastating consequences.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 3 - 10:36 AM

Owner Mark Cuban acknowledged that the Mavericks won't be able to give a superstar a full max contract.

After the Mavs give Dirk Nowitzki a deal in the double-digits for millions of dollars, there won't be enough room under the estimated $63 million salary cap. The team will have to sell players on the organization and the chance of winning a title. You could make an argument they had one of the best showings in the playoffs, taking the Spurs to seven games in the opening round.
Jun 28 - 1:34 PM

Mark Cuban apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin after saying "If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I'll move to the other side of the street," in an interview with Inc. Magazine.

"In hindsight I should have used different examples," he wrote on twitter. "I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that." The quote was the subject of scrutiny among various media outlets. Although Cuban stands by the substance of his interview, he recognized that his comments were insensitive to the family of Trayvon Martin.
May 22 - 6:49 PM

Speaking at a conference in Nashville on Wednesday, Mark Cuban said, ""I know I'm prejudiced, and I know I'm bigoted in a lot of different ways."

Cuban was obviously addressing the ongoing Donald Sterling saga and spoke about how everyone (including himself) has preconceived notions about people. "If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I'll move to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos [on the side he now is on], I'll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses." While we doubt that Mark Cuban walks many places at all, this quote will undoubtedly be making the rounds on the Wednesday afternoon news and talking head shows.
Source: USA Today
May 22 - 12:18 PM

Mark Cuban reportedly hired a former FBI agent to investigate whether the 2006 finals were fixed.

Dwyane Wade got a lot of calls in that 2006 title run, making it to the charity stripe an average of 18.3 times over the last four games of the series. Cuban was reportedly so livid following the Game 5 loss that he hired retired FBI agent Warren Flagg, a 20-year veteran of the bureau to look into the debacle. "Cuban asked me what he should do," Flagg said of the 2006 Finals. "I told him, ‘Sue and you’ll win your case,’ but he knew he’d be killing the Golden Goose." When asked about his discussions with Flagg, Cuban said: "I don’t remember."
May 19 - 4:58 PM

Mark Cuban has been fined $100K for confronting game officials/directing inappropriate language towards them following the Jan. 15 game vs. the Clippers.

Cuban took to Twitter at the time of the fine saying he will match the sum with donations to charity. "I couldnt let the commish go without a proper farewell," Cuban added on Twitter. "It's been a fun 14 years of trying to create change and donating to the donut fund!" He's one of a kind and is very entertaining, if nothing else. Cuban is up to a total of 20 fines for just under $2 million to the "donut fund."
Jan 18 - 8:09 PM

Mark Cuban said that he thought that a deal with Dwight Howard could have worked.

"We saw it as somewhat of a risk, but felt like because Dwight by all appearances and checking we did, is a good guy and with our support systems we believed we could make it work," Cuban said. The Mavs did a bit of a patchwork job of bringing in players, but at the end of the day, they didn't do too poorly considering they were unable to bring on Howard. They don't have championship aspirations this year, but they are better than they were last year.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Mark Cuban said that the Mavs got everything they wanted this offseason after Wednesday night's Las Vegas Summer League game.

He said the team got "much more" and he seemed excited about the young crop of point guards with Ricky Ledo, Josh Akognon and Gal Mekel. The Mavericks were able to bring on Samuel Dalembert today after taking almost two weeks to bring in a starting-caliber center, and had a nice signing with Monta Ellis, so the team might be done with their offseason pickups.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 01:00:00 AM

The Mavericks are "almost certain" to trade the No. 13 overall pick to make a run at Dwight Howard in free agency, a source told the Dallas Morning News.

We've heard previously that the Mavs are likely to move their draft pick, and this confirms that chatter. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Mavs trade the pick or take someone from the international ranks and stash him overseas during the 2013/14 season.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 08:42:00 AM