The Dallas Mavericks is a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. In 2011, they won their first and so far, only NBA Championship title.

Team Profile

The Dallas Mavericks, also known simply as the Mavericks or the Mavs, were established in 1980. They play in the National Basketball Association in the Western Conference and the Southwest Division.

Their current home arena is the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Their team colors are royal blue, silver, and black. They are affiliated with the Texas Legends in the NBA G League.

The General Manager is Nico Harrison while the CEO is Cynt Marshall. As of 2024, the team’s Head Coach is Jason Kidd.

Early History

The Mavericks is one of the richest franchises in the United States. They won their first Division title in 1987.

In 2006, they made it to their first Conference Finals but lost to the Miami Heat who took home their first title. In 2011, they again made it to the Conference Finals but this time they were successful and made it to the NBA Finals for the first time, defeating the Heat.

Country United States United States
City Dallas, Texas
Founded 1980
Ground American Airlines Center
Nickname Mavs
Coach Jason Kidd

The team is owned by Miriam Adelson and Patrick Dumont who have majority ownership and Mark Cuban who has minority ownership and control of basketball operations.

In 2021, they won their fourth Division Title, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Notable Players

Some of the more notable players from the Mavericks include Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, Roland Blackman, Mark Aguirre, Michael Finley, Steve Nash, and Josh Howard.

More recent players of note include Luka Doncic who was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2019. More than a decade before that, Kidd had been given the same honor in 1995. Kidd was also given the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2012.

Notable Coaches

As of 2024, Kidd serves as the Mavs’ Head Coach. Another coach of note for Dallas was Avery Johnson who was named the 2006 NBA Coach of the Year.

Notable Rivalries

Some of the more notable rivalries by the Cavs include those with the Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Major Achievements

  • 1 NBA Championships
  • 2 Conference Titles
  • 4 Division Titles

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