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|Stadium:||American Airlines Center|
|Colours:||Royal blue, navy blue, silver & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Alex English, Adrian Dantley, Dennis Rodman, Jason Kidd & Steve Nash|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Don Nelson|
|Rivals:||San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder & Los Angeles Lakers|
|Legends:||Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Aguirre, Rolando Blackman, Derek Harper, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Brad Davis & Steve Nash|
|Retired Numbers:||12, 15 & 22|
|NBA Championships:||1: 2011|
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At the 1980 NBA All Star game, league owners voted to admit a new expansion team into the NBA. Despite initial reluctance to set up a third NBA franchise in the state of Texas, Mavericks founder Don Carter got the team off the ground, covering half of the $12.5 million expansion fee.
Over 4600 postcards were sent in to vote for the team’s name, popular suggestions included Wranglers and Express, however the ownership group decided to select the most popular name, the Mavericks.
In their first season in the NBA the Mavericks secured one of their 15 victories in their debut game, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 103-92. The highlight of a lacklustre inaugural season. After brief stints at the Lakers, Pacers, Anchorage Northern Knights (EBA) and the Jazz, the Mavericks signed future franchise legend Brad Davis in December of 1980.
Davis started the final 26 games of the Mavs debut season and ended up leading the team in assists. After finishing the 1980-81 season with a 15-67 record, the Mavericks took to the 1981 NBA draft to bolster their roster. With three pick in the first round, Dallas selected Mark Aguirre (Pick #1), Rolando Blackman (Pick #9) and Jay Vincent (Pick #24).
The three young stars joined Brad Davis, and improved the Mavericks to a 28-54 record in the franchises second season and a 38-44 record in the third, before finally claiming a winning record and a playoff berth off the back of a 43-39 record in 1983-84.
In the franchise’s breakout season Blackman and Vincent both averaged more than 17 points per game, Davis chipped in with 7.2 assists per game, and Mark Aguirre became the first Maverick to be selected in an All Star game, averaging 24.4 points per game.
After winning their first every playoff series, Dallas were eventually knocked out in the second round, losing 4-1 to the star studded Lakers. Throughout the mid 1980’s Dallas would add Derek Harper (1983), Sam Perkins (1984), James Donaldson (1985) and Roy Tarply (1986) to their roster as the Mavericks continued to be a serious contender in the Western Conference.
In the 1986-87 season Dallas would record their first even 50+ win season, claiming 55 victories. The Mavs backed it up the following year recording 53 wins on the way to their deepest ever playoff campaign.
Aguirre led the team in scoring for the sixth consecutive season, while Tarply was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award as the Mavs cruised through to the Western Conference Finals.
In a seven game series against the reigning champion Lakers, Dallas were defeated as Magic Johnson and the Lakers went on to win their second consecutive championship. The 1990’s were certainly the bleakest era in Mavericks history, not a single winning season through the entire decade, as franchise legends were traded in an attempt to rejuvenate the roster.
The 1992-92 season was a real low point, with the Mavericks only claiming 11 victories from their 82 regular season games. As the results of disappointing results on the court, Dallas made some notable selections with their high draft picks in the 90’s.
The Mavericks selected 1995 Co-Rookie of the year Jason Kidd with the second pick in the 1994 NBA draft, before selecting the greatest Maverick of all time with the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Dirk Nowitski.
With his rookie season disturbed by the 1998-99 NBA lockout, Dirk began to take over the offense in his second season, averaging 17.5 points and helping the Mavericks secure their first 40 win season in 10 years. Dallas were winners once again in the 2000’s, posting 10 consecutive 50+ win seasons, including a trip to the NBA finals in 2006.
Unfortunately, the Mavericks found themselves on the wrong side of one of the biggest upsets in Finals history. Losing four consecutive games after winning the first two games of the series, losing to the Miami Heat in six games.
In the wake of their devastating Finals defeat Nowitski became the first Maverick to win the NBA MVP award. Averaging 24.6 points, 8.9 rebounds with shooting percentages of 50.2% from the field, 41.6% from three and 90.4% from the free throw line, leading Dallas to a franchise record 67 win season.
With Dirk continuing to play at an All-NBA level, Dallas continued their decade of regular season dominance. However, playoff success continued to elude them. Rick Carlisle took over the head coaching position in 2008 and began to surround Nowitski with veteran role players.
With 2008-09 Sixth Man of the Year, Jason Terry still under contract as well as the return of Jason Kidd in 2008 and signing of Shawn Marrion in 2009 the Mavericks were poised for another title run. Dallas added Tyson Chandler and Caron Butler prior to the 2010-11 season, as the pair helped the Mavericks post a 57 win season and progress to the 2011 NBA Finals.
Coming up against the Miami Heat’s ‘Big Three’, Dallas entered the series as underdogs, and exited it as champions, defeating the Heat in six games. Claiming their first ever NBA championship, with Dirk Nowitski taking out the Finals MVP.
Dirk retired following the 2018-19 season, finishing his 21 year playing career with Dallas as an MVP, champion, the league’s sixth highest scorer of all time and a legend of both the Mavericks and the NBA. With Rick Carlisle still in the head coaching position, the Mavericks acquired Luka Doncic in the 2018 NBA draft.
Doncic was a Euroleague champion and MVP prior to entering the NBA, and brought that level of professionalism into his rookie season. Averaging 21.2 points, 6 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game and taking out the 2018 Rookie of the Year award.
A versatile roster headlined by Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic and former New York Knick Kristaps Porzingis led the 2019-20 Mavericks to the 7th seed in the Western Conference, but they unfortunately lost to the Clippers in the opening round.
Another year of development for Luka and a fully healthy preseason for Kristaps could allowed the two to take Dallas to another level in the upcoming 2020-21 season.
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Rick Carlisle has been involved with the NBA since 1984, where he played for the Boston Celtics, winning a title as a player in 1986. He has coached in the league since 1989 where he served as an Assistant Coach for the New Jersey Nets, and has been the Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks since 2008 / 2009.
He won the NBA Championship with the Mavs in 2011, and his overall record in charge of the team is 518-452 (.534) at the time of writing. Carlisle is one of the most respected coaches in the league, and the Mavs look set to contend in the not so distant future with the rise of Luka Doncic and the trade for Kristaps Porzingis.
Luka Doncic has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom in his short NBA career, taking out the Rookie of the Year honour in 2019, before earning selection to the 2020 All-Star Game and the All-NBA First Team in his second year.
Doncic averaged 28.8 points per game (sixth in the league) last season, as well as 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, nearly averaging a triple double per game. Doncic is something of a point forward, a large ‘forward’ sized player with the playmaking and shooting ability of a guard, with coach Rick Carlisle comparing him to players like Jason Kidd and Larry Bird with his unusual skill set.
Doncic elevated his game in the playoffs, and now with a sidekick in Kristaps Porzingis, the future looks bright for Doncic and the Mavs.
Porzingis made the All-Rookie team in 2016 before earning selection as an All-Star in 2018 before unfortunately tearing his ACL in that season.
He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he rehabilitated from his ACL injury, and he showed signs of his All-Star ability, averaging 20.4 points per game (25th in the league) as well as 9.5 rebounds per game in 2019/2020.
Porzingis has been described as a ‘baby unicorn’ due to his 7 foot frame and outside shooting ability, drawing comparisons to a former European Mavericks great, Dirk Nowitzki.
After an exciting season resulting in a playoff berth last year, the Mavericks 2020-21 NBA Championship odds opened at +2500. Those odds then improved to +2200 in mid-November, just before the draft.
Dallas finished last season with a 37-35-3 record against the spread. The Mavs actually underperformed at home, being 15-22-1, compared to a much better record on the road where they were 22-13-2.
A fast-paced offense and lack of defense saw the Mavs record in totals betting soar to 45-30, highest in the league. Dallas had more high scoring affairs at home, where their record was 25-13, compared to just 20-17 on the road.
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Where do the Dallas Mavericks play?
The Dallas Mavericks play their home games at the American Airlines Center.
Who owns the Dallas Mavericks?
Mark Cuban has been the majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks since 2000.
When did the Dallas Mavericks move to Dallas?
The Mavericks were founded in Dallas in 1980.
Have the Dallas Mavericks won an NBA Championship?
The Dallas Mavericks have won one NBA championship in 2011.
Who is the Dallas Mavericks coach?
Rick Carlisle is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
Do the Dallas Mavericks play tonight?
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What is the Dallas Mavericks record?
The Dallas Mavericks had a 43-32 record for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Did the Dallas Mavericks win last night?
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How much is the Dallas Mavericks worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Dallas Mavericks are worth $2.4 billion.
Who do the Dallas Mavericks play tonight?
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How to watch the Dallas Mavericks?
You can catch the Dallas Mavericks in action through NBA TV, NBA League Pass, or on TV such as ESPN, Fox Sports Southeast.
Will the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs this year?
The Dallas Mavericks have clinched a playoff berth for the 2020 NBA playoffs, as they boasted a 43-32 season finishing with the seventh best record in the Western Conference.
When do the Dallas Mavericks play?
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Where did the Dallas Mavericks finish the season?
The Dallas Mavericks finished the 2019-20 NBA season with the seventh best record in the Western Conference.
How many games did the Dallas Mavericks win?
The Dallas Mavericks won 43 games during the 2019-20 NBA season.
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