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Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (57) / 7/31/1958

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Owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't care about the Clippers.
"You can change the owner, you can change the players but the Clippers are who they've been for the past 30 years," Cuban said. Apparently, Cuban prefers strong words over emojis. Oct 30 - 12:59 AM

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Mark Cuban appeared on Colin Cowherd's show on Fox Tuesday and spoke about Doc Rivers' handling of Cuban's attempt to sign DeAndre Jordan away from the Clippers last summer.

"It shows what someone will do when their entire future is vanishing in front of them," Cuban said. "That’s exactly what Doc did, and I give him credit for it. His professional life was over … if he didn’t get D.J. And so his back was against the wall and he did what he needed to do, so more power to him." After the Clips were run out of the playoffs by the Rockets last year, Cuban's not just making stuff up out of thin air, and losing Jordan would have been disastrous for Rivers. The topic isn't going to go away anytime soon, either, as the Mavericks visit the Clippers in their home opener.
Source: Fox Sports
Sep 23 - 12:02 AM

Mark Cuban said that the decision to trade for Rajon Rondo last season basically came down to a coin flip.

"Everybody went back and forth 100 times," Cuban said regarding Dallas' decision to bring in Rondo. "There was no 100 percent, yeah, let’s all go do it. Everybody changed their mind 50 times. At the end, it really came down to a coin flip more than anything else. And the coin flip was as much about, is there going to be anything else that we could do? Because we knew we had to do something. But that’s the way it all worked out, and what’s done is done. No hard feelings. He has his approach to basketball." The Mavericks obviously didn't even consider re-signing Rondo this summer, and they will now move forward with Deron Williams running the point.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 5:24 PM

Mark Cuban said that he was not caught off guard by Richard Jefferson's decision to back out of his commitment with the Mavs, and sign with the Cavs as an unrestricted free agent.

"[Jefferson] called and talked to me," Cuban told ESPN. "RJ said he had an opportunity with an Eastern Conference team. He said he would honor what he [originally agreed to with the Mavs] but thought the other was a better fit. I told him I was OK with it and understood." Jefferson isn't a major loss for the Mavs, as he only posted a mere 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game during the 2014-15 season. He'll provide the Cavs with some depth on the wings, but he won't be a fantasy factor in most leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 4:24 PM

Mark Cuban proposed to fellow owners that 10 teams from each conference should make the playoffs.

As a way to help address the NBA's tanking problem, Cuban proposed expanding the playoffs to include 10 teams from each conference. It's unclear how Cuban's proposal was received by fellow owners, but we'll keep an eye on this one as it could make for a more competitive regular season if there are 20 playoff spots available.
Jul 16 - 1:45 PM

Mark Cuban said that he talked with Steve Ballmer regarding the DeAndre Jordan flip-flop, and that they both "cleared the air on a few things."

"I told him exactly what I told other owners, I didn’t have a problem with his hail Mary approach to keeping a player," Cuban wrote. "I understood why they did it. And even how they did it. They got their player back. End of story." Cuban went on to say that the NBA moratorium period had nothing to do with Jordan deciding to back out of his deal with the Mavs at the last second, so this is not likely something that will be changed in the immediate future.
Jul 15 - 12:52 PM

Mark Cuban said that the Mavericks will not tank next season.

To be clear, Cuban obviously wouldn't admit to tanking if that's the direction he wanted to go, but the fact that Dallas is interested in bring Deron Williams in is all the proof that we need to suggest that the Mavericks will targeting the playoffs next season. It's been a rough summer for the Dallas, but losing is not in Cuban's DNA and it's admirable that he will do whatever it takes to keep his team competitive.
Jul 10 - 12:52 PM

Mark Cuban went to DeAndre Jordan's house on Tuesday, but Jordan wasn't home and sent a text to Cuban saying that he was on a date.

Cuban said that the communication between him and Jordan stifled on Tuesday, as the reports about him contemplating a return to the Clippers were getting louder. Jordan was clearly trying to ignore Cuban before ultimately deciding to re-join the Clippers, and this story gets even weirder when Cuban offered to accompany Jordan on his so-called date so that he could speak to him. Cuban obviously isn't too happy about this whole debacle, so it will be interesting to hear what else he has to say in the coming days. There is nothing like the NBA's free agency period.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 10 - 11:31 AM

Mark Cuban took a shot at Chris Broussard's tweet that Cuban was begging DeAndre Jordan's relatives for Jordan's address.

Cuban went after the ESPN reporter after Broussard tweeted, "Sources: Cuban beside himself. Driving around downtown HOUSTON begging (thru texts) Jordan's family 4 address to DeAndre's home." Cuban responded to Broussard's tweet on Thursday morning by saying, "that's is the dumbest s*** Ive ever heard. If you had any ethics u would msg me and I will give u his address." Something tells us this won't be the last we hear from Cuban after being spurned by DeAndre Jordan, but we can only hope he delivers his message in emojis.
Jul 9 - 10:30 AM

The NBA has fined Mark Cuban for publicly discussing free agent deals.

Cuban has been docked $25 thousand for publicly discussing the Mavericks' upcoming deals with Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan. It's a bit of a surprise to see Cuban get hit with a fine as NBA free agency deals aren't exactly a tightly-guarded secret, but something tells us the billionaire won't lose much sleep over the fine.
Jul 7 - 11:54 AM

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he supports Dirk Nowitzki's decision to play in EuroBasket this summer.

While Cuban had previously been against NBA player participation in FIBA events, he seems to have softened his stance for Nowitzski. "I think it's great," Cuban said. "Games are being played in Germany. It will be a chance for his fans there to see him play." Nowitzki added that he probably wouldn't have played in the tournament if it wasn't in Germany, so it sounds like EuroBasket's location played a part in Cuban and Dirk seeing eye-to-eye on this one.
Source: ESPN
Jun 4 - 1:26 PM

Mark Cuban took to Twitter to defend the increased practice of intentionally fouling bad free throw shooters in the playoffs.

In a series of tweets on Monday night, Cuban defended what he called the "Hack-A-Whoever" approach. After questioning if watching a player who gets to the line a lot make free throws is any more interesting than watching a bad free throw shooter miss free throws, Cuban responded to a question about a rule change with, "Teach the guy to make FTs. Problem solved. You don't need to change the rules." There will be plenty of offseason discussion about a potential rule change, but it's becoming pretty clear where the Mavericks' outspoken owner stands on this one.
May 5 - 11:17 AM

Mark Cuban said that the horrible state of college basketball is hurting the NBA.

Cuban elaborated by he doesn't enjoy watching college basketball and thinks its slow pace of play is hurting players who are trying to make the transition to the NBA. "If they want to keep kids in school and keep them from being pro players, they're doing it the exact right way by having the 35-second shot clock and having the game look and officiated the way it is," Cuban said. "Just because kids don't know how to play a full game of basketball." While Cuban may have a point, he's unlikely to make much headway in changing the NCAA's rules or style of officiating.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Apr 9 - 12:32 PM

Mark Cuban took a subtle shot at Derek Fisher following the Mavericks win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

After being asked about Fisher's commitment to the Knicks following their slow start, Cuban couldn't resist taking a shot at his former player. "I’m more concerned with his health and welfare. I know how hard it is for him to fly and travel and be away," Cuban said sarcastically in reference to Fisher's decision to leave the Mavericks during the 2012-13 season and later sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Source: ESPN NY
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Mavs owner Mark Cuban said that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has "got some Donald Trump in him where he doesn't really understand the media all that well."

He did call Morey a smart guy, but this is a low blow. Cuban and Morey have been going at it and it's added a nice new storyline for the in-state rivals. Feel free to click the link below for more of Cuban's interview.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 01:13:00 AM

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