Dallas Mavericks

Country United States United States
City Dallas, Texas
Founded 1980
Website www.mavs.com

The Dallas Mavericks also known as the Mavs are a professional basketball team playing under the National Basketball Association (NBA). The city of Dallas, Texas is the home town to the Mavs. The team is owned by Mark Cuban and the president of the team is Terdema Ussery. Dallas Mavericks are one of the richest franchises in the United States. The team stunned the Spurs in their very first game with a score of 103-92. However the team performance for the rest of the season was disappointing and the Mavs ended the season with a record of 15-67.

For the first time the team had maintained a regular season in the year 1986-87. The team achieved a record of 55-27. The Dallas Mavericks won 51 games out the 82 games that were played by the team. Despite of making it to the playoffs after a hard working training season, the team was pushed out of the league in the very first round. Although loosing out on the disappointing games in the playoffs the Mavs managed to clinch the Midwest Division title for the first time which gave the home fans an opportunity to cheer for.

In 2006 the Mavs again qualified for the playoffs. On their way to the NBA finals the team defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 and won the Northwest Conference Title. The team faced the Miami Heat in the finals. In a series of 6 games the team lost to the Miami Heat in the finals. The Mavs was the only third team in the history of NBA to loose the final after taking a 2-0 lead.

One of the few notable players of the team were Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, Roland Blackman, Mark Aguirre, Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Josh Howard.

The American Airlines Center hosts the home arena for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs play all their home games in this arena. The arena has a maximum capacity of 18,584.

In the 2007 season the Mavs started the season by loosing on their first four games. But the Mavs surprised everyone by wining their next 52 matches out of 57. This was one of the best records achived by any team. At the end of the regular season the team qualified for the playoffs with a record of 67-15. Although they were driven out by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs the Mavs were seeded 1st in the league and 1st in the playoffs.

The 2008-09 season will be the 29th season of the franchise in NBA. The draft will be decided on the 26th of June 2008 in the New York City followed by the Free agency period from July 1st 2008.

Major achievements

2 Division titles (1987, 2007)1 Conference title (2006)

Team Roster

Name Position
Tariq Abdul- Wahad France small forward
Jose Barea Puerto Rico
Brandon Bass United States power forward
Rodrigue Beaubois United States point guard
Richard Carlisle United States shooting guard
Erick Dampier United States
DeSagana Diop Senegal
Devean George United States
Gerald Green United States
Josh Howard United States

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