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Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is a licensed pilot

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has an impressive list of skills to his name.  The first, of course, is his basketball coaching prowess. But Carlisle is also a pretty impressive pianist, and now, he's also a licensed pilot. Here's more form Tim MacMahon's profile of Carlisle for ESPN: "And Carlisle is now a licensed pilot on the brink of achieving his instrument rating...
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Mark Cuban on Deflategate ruling: NFL is 'freaking out'

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has been known to be a vocal critic of the NFL at times, weighed in on the embarrassing loss the league suffered when its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was nullified by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in a ruling issued Thursday morning. The Dallas Morning News’ reprinted a communique from Cuban...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams looking impressive during pre-training workouts

Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams knows that he has a lot to prove this season. After not living up to the expectations placed on him in Brooklyn, many also believe that Williams doesn’t love playing basketball the way others do. The Mavericks believe that Williams can return back to his All-Star form and it sounds like he is already turning heads. According to Tim MacMahon...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants Mavs to become a better rebounding team

Despite winning 50 games last season, the Dallas Mavericks have a few areas that could use some improvement heading into the 2015-16 season.One of those areas is rebounding, especially after losing center Tyson Chandler in free agency. The Mavericks finished 29th in defensive rebounding percentage last season, which allowed opponents tons of extra chances and put a strain on the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks should have an agitated journey to the playoffs

As much as I believe the Dallas Mavericks will retain a certain competitive nature in their 2015-16 campaign, I cannot sugarcoat their offseason woes. Not acquiring a perennial big man will probably result in a heated and stressful jar for the 7th and 8th seeds in the Western Conference. After viewing their schedule, it is awe to the eyes how much talent they have to face in their...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle says rookie swingman Justin Anderson is a solid defender

If there's a glaring weakness for the Dallas Mavericks, it's a lack of strong defensive players on the roster. Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is hoping that first-round pick Justin Anderson can address some of those issues.Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of about what he sees in the rookie from Virginia. “Justin is a unique kid,” Carlisle explained while...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

    That’s former NBA All-Star Josh Howard to you! As if the news of Greg Oden finding a new basketball home and the Lakers trying to coax Yi Jianlian into coming back to his old one wasn’t enough, it looks like the ghosts of 2007 have returned to haunt us even further this offseason. According to a report on Thursday by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron, Kyrie to see reduced minutes next season

    With several Eastern Conference rivals getting significantly stronger this offseason, if the Cleveland Cavaliers want to make it back to the NBA Finals in 2016, they’re gonna have to do some maintenance around the edges. And the team knows it very well. According to a report on Saturday by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers plan to reduce the minutes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks Put All Their Eggs in One Basket and It Backfired

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks discusses why DeAndre Jordan elected to not sign with the Mavericks at a press conference. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News) It would be hard to find a team who were bigger losers in free agency, and the trade market than the Dallas Mavericks this past year. The team had a verbal agreement with center, DeAndre Jordan, but the...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: A beast among boys

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made the last 15 years pleasant as pecan pie for the Mavericks team and their fan base. Competitiveness has not been an issue in the league for them since Cuban’s arrival, which makes perfect sense as Cuban is one of the most zealous men to ever walk this earth. The Mavs may be at a tipping point currently, but thanks to Cuban, the spill...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Würzburg Warrior Warrants Your Love

An NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, 13-time All-Star, and four-time All-NBA First Team, Dirk Nowitzki represents his hometown of Würzburg, West Germany, quite well. The list goes on and on. Today, Nowitzki sits 7th in NBA history in scoring. This upcoming season, Dirk will pass one of the best players in the game of basketball for 6th on the all-time scoring...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: How is the team’s contingency plan going?

There is no doubt that the Dallas Mavericks are in a tough spot. The franchise lost Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, and Rajon Rondo, who were three of the five starters for the team last season. Players like Al-Farouq Aminu and Amar’e Stoudemire will also be missed as they were key role players who came off the bench for the team. Most importantly, quasi-acquiring DeAndre Jordan screwed...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs sign veteran swingman Richard Jefferson

Hands up if you saw this one coming: the Cavs are reportedly signing veteran small forward Richard Jefferson. ESPN’s Marc Stein was first with the report, with NEOMG’s Chris Haynes and the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd confirming and adding that it’s a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, worth a shade under $1.5 million.1 Another curveball in Mavs' offseason...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: Donald Trump's billions might not be real

Mark Cuban has had beef with Donald Trump for a while, and he decided to reignite his issues with the businessman once again. In some thoughts shared on the Cyberdust app for which he is a chief investor, Cuban questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 presidential bid. Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks and whose...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban proposes 20-team NBA playoff field

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is among the most savvy executives in the sports world. From a pure likability standpoint, he’s also one of the first ones that comes to mind. Though, Cuban’s outspoken mentality has not exactly made him best friends with the league itself. Using CyberDust, an open communication website, Cuban explained how he just proposed a 20-team playoff...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets reach buyout agreement with Deron Williams

Early Friday morning, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Brooklyn Nets were working on a buyout agreement with guard Deron Williams. Williams, who has struggled a great deal since coming over from the Utah Jazz during the 2010-11 campaign, reportedly wants to join his home-town Dallas Mavericks.’s David Aldridge is now indicating that the two sides have come to terms...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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