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Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 7/31/1958

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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. Jun 4 - 1:26 PM
Source: ESPN

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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

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Mavs owner Mark Cuban wouldn't have broken up a title team if he cared about chemistry.

The Rockets are Mavs have been going at it since the Chandler Parsons signing. "I think [Cuban's] pissed that we went after Dirk [Nowitzki] in free agency, however unsuccessful it was," Morey said. "We've been pretty good, and I think he's doing a smart thing to take on a rival."
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:05:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:06:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:14:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:24:00 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
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:36:00 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.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 01:34:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 06:49:00 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
Thu, May 22, 2014 12:18:00 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."
Mon, May 19, 2014 04:58:00 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."
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 08:09:00 PM

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PG1Devin Harris
2Raymond Felton
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Dwight Powell
C1Bernard James