The Dallas Mavericks compete in the NBA as part of the Southwest Division in the Western Conference. The Texas-based team has one NBA championship to its name since being founded in 1980.
The Dallas Mavericks had a classy logo when they initially started out in the NBA. The design was minimal, but starting in 2002, they reconstructed it to add attractive elements. In the latest logo, one can see a stallion surrounded by a shield that contains the ‘Mavericks’ name.
Furthermore, the American Airlines Center in Dallas is the home arena of the Mavericks. The multi-purpose arena was opened in 2001 and has since been used for concerts, NBA games, and other live events. The arena also plays host to the Dallas Stars of the NHL besides being the home arena of the Mavericks.
American billionaire Mark Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks. From being a season-ticket holder in 2000, Cuban bought the franchise for $285 million the same year. He has been succeeding in his mission to revitalize the Mavs, as their current value is estimated to be $2.4 billion.
Cuban, a Pittsburgh native, is one of the wealthiest owners in the NBA. He is an influential businessman, who also happens to be one of the main investors in the ABC reality series, “Shark Tank.” Forbes estimates Mark Cuban’s value as $4.2 billion.
Former NBA player Rick Carlisle is the current head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He is one of the longest-serving coaches in the current era since he has been with the Mavs since 2008. He’s seen plenty of talents come and go and guided the franchise to a championship in 2011.
Carlisle coached the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons before taking the Mavericks job in 2008. He is one of the 11 players to have won a championship both as a player and a coach. Carlisle earned a ring during his playing days with the Boston Celtics in 1986.
The role of General Manager and President are handled by the same executive at the Dallas Mavericks. Donnie Nelson is the current GM and the President of Basketball Operations. Basketball runs in Nelson’s family, as his father Don Nelson is a former head coach who still holds the record for most wins by an HC.
The Dallas Mavericks posted a 15-67 record in their first year in the association after joining as an expansion team in 1980. The first few years were a struggle, but they quickly gained perennial success as postseason contenders.
Powered by Brad Davis and Mark Aguirre, the Mavericks made the playoffs for five consecutive years from 1983 to 88. They paved the way for the franchise’s towering recognition that exists now.
The Dallas Mavericks struggled to hold fort in the playoffs when the 90s dawned. They finished with an 11-71 record during the 1992-93 season, the worst average point differential in NBA history.
However, success was not delayed for long as Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki revitalized the franchise. The Mavs never missed a postseason ticket in the 2000s as Nowitzki led the team to record the most successful period in the franchise’s history.
The Dallas Mavericks reached their first-ever finals in 2006 but valiantly lost to the Miami Heat 2-4 in the series. However, this proved that success was imminent as they once again faced Miami in the finals, in just five years’ time. This time, the result was overturned and Dallas won the championship in grand fashion.
The franchise traded Luka Doncic in 2018, and the Slovenian wasted no time in proving his talent in the NBA. Mavs fans consider him to be second-coming of Dirk Nowitzki, and Doncic too, is posting convincing numbers.
There are two official mascots for the Dallas Mavericks. One of them is ‘Champ’ who represents the rich heritage of Texas. Champ has blue fur, a white mane, and dons the Mavericks uniform during games.
As for the other mascot, ‘Mavs Man,’ he was recently retired but used to be a favorite at home games. Mavs Man and Champ used to team up and entertain the crowd at American Airlines Center with their antics.
Nike eliminated the “home” and “away” tradition after taking over the jersey deal in 2017. Hence, there are four new uniforms in place: Association, Icon, Statement, and City. The Mavs’ primary colors are navy blue, royal blue, white, and black.
These colors can be spotted on their uniforms depending on the edition they are wearing. For instance, the team wears white ‘Association’ uniforms and royal blue ‘Icon’ uniforms.
The Dallas Mavericks struck a multi-year jersey deal with the banking company ‘Chime’ early in 2020. The Mavs sport Chime jersey patches on their uniforms, which are quite common with every team in the NBA.
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|G||5||Barea, J. J. (FA)||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)|| |
|13||Brunson, Jalen||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||1996–08–31|
|G||32||Burke, Trey (FA)||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||185 lb (84 kg)|| |
|3||Cleveland, Antonius (TW, FA)||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||1994–02–02|
|G||30||Curry, Seth||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||185 lb (84 kg)|| |
|1||Lee, Courtney (FA)||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||215 lb (98 kg)||1985–10–03|
|G||55||Wright, Delon||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||185 lb (84 kg)|| |
|77||Dončić, Luka||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)||230 lb (104 kg)||1999–02–28|
|G/F||11||Hardaway, Tim||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||205 lb (93 kg)|| |
|23||Reaves, Josh (TW, FA)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||214 lb (97 kg)||1997–06–04|
|F||10||Finney-Smith, Dorian||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)||220 lb (100 kg)|| |
|44||Jackson, Justin||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)||220 lb (100 kg)||1995–03–28|
|F||9||Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael (FA)||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||232 lb (105 kg)|| |
|42||Kleber, Maxi||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)||240 lb (109 kg)||1992–01–29|
|F/C||6||Porziņģis, Kristaps||7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)||240 lb (109 kg)|| |
|7||Powell, Dwight||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)||240 lb (109 kg)||1991–07–20|
|C||33||Cauley-Stein, Willie||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)||240 lb (109 kg)|| |
|51||Marjanović, Boban||7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)||290 lb (132 kg)|| |