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Avery Johnson

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    March 10, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    The Problem With... Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home"

    Diddy had a pretty busy year in 2010, what with a starring role in Get Him To the Greek and keeping up with his brands. Oh, and he also released an album called Last Train to Paris with his new group, Diddy-Dirty Money. The latest single from the group is the reflective and sentimental "Coming Home. ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    GAME 6: Spurs 97, Mavs 87. My Top 10 Observations.

    Another year, another painful playoff loss.​10. The Mavericks are now the only NBA team to lose in the first round of the playoffs as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed. Granted the four-time champion Spurs aren't your pedestrian No. 7 seed, but it's still an ugly epitaph to have etched on your tombsto ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Mavs-Spurs Game 6 Irrationally Optimistic Game 6 Preview

    ​Dallas Mavericks' guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory in tonight's Game 6 against the Spurs in San Antonio, which would force a dramatic Game 7 Saturday at American Airlines Center. "No question. We're coming back," Terry said. "We have to. It's our mission. Our job is to go down th ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Mavs vs. Spurs: Let's Get This Party Started

    Wednesday night's Dallas Mavericks' victory over the San Antonio Spurs wasn't exactly reason to plan a parade. But definitely reason to throw a party. After the game, players such as Shawn Marion and Caron Butler attended Chris Arnold's party at Deux Lounge in Mockingbird Station. The atmosphere was ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    The Top 5 Coaches in the History of Your Dallas Mavericks

    ​Mavs got a no-brainer, must-win last night over the Memphis Grizzlies to remain tied for second place in the NBA's Western Conference with four games remaining. While Dallas jockeys to stay out of the Los Angeles Lakers' bracket and while owner Mark Cuban fired a strange, but strong war ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    May 19, 2009

    Can the Mavs Draft Their Way Back Into Contention?

    Danny Bollinger After him, Dallas' draft history this decade gets really bad really quick.As we prepare to watch the Lakers turn the Thuggets (L.A. in 7) into mere mortals in the Western Conference Finals, let's ponder what the Mavs can do to get back into the NBA's final four. *Re-sign Jaso ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Mavs-Nuggets: Irrationally Optimistic Game 3 Preview

    Danny Bollinger Bite the bullet, Josh. Or your jersey. Whatever works.Before Game 1: Doubtless. After Game 1: Defiant. Before Game 2: Determined. After Game 2: Depressed. Before Game 3: Desperate? Delusional? Dead? Fine, then you tell me. For my prediction of Thuggets in 5 to remain in play, ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Kidd vs. Devin: Tweaking the Hindsight?

    I still - as always - wouldn't have pulled the trigger on Jason Kidd and two No. 1 draft picks, etc. for Devin Harris and Antoine Wright, etc. But I'll admit, Kidd has been better than any of us expected. And today - as the Mavericks prepare to enter the second round of the NBA Playof ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Mavs-Spurs Game 5 Preview: Uh-Oh

    *Unless Mark Cuban smears Swine Flu on Tony Parker, I'm afraid the desperate and prideful San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks tonight, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at American Airlines Center. Why? Because home teams down 3-1 always win Game 5. Because Greg Popovich has won 75 percent of hi ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Mavericks 3, Spurs 1. The End is Near.

    Let's say that before tip-off of Game 1 I gave you these crystal ball visions about the Spurs-Mavs series: *San Antonio's Tony Parker will skip down Dallas' lane at will, averaging 29 points including games of 38 and 43. *Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki will be held 10 points under his season scoring a ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Devin Harris: NBA All-Star

    Sorry I'm a little late this morning. Been glued to one of the greatest, longest tennis matches ever. The Fernando Verdasco-Rafael Nadal Australian Open semifinal that started at 2:30 a.m. our time just ended. In other news ... Devin Harris is an NBA All-Star. Jason Kidd isn't. Ouch. For Dallas ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Star on Ice, or: Trying to Put Sean Avery's Suspension in Context

    Below, as you can see, we've added the video containing the, um, sloppy remarks for which Dallas Star Sean Avery received his indefinite suspension last night from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, back in New York, Newsday's Arthur Staples is among those calling out the c ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Mav. Wrecks.

    No, no Avery. The Mavs are 2-4, not 1-4. Nice try. Wanna know how crappy the Dallas Mavericks were yesterday afternoon against the previously winless Clippers. This about sums it up: “We just couldn't get stops,” said Jason Kidd, “and we couldn't make any shots at the other end.” ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

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    June 13, 2008

    A Mavs Post that has Very Little to do with Basketball

    Almost 10,000 career assists, yet somehow Jason Kidd couldn't pass on her. Mavs fans, you think this blog item is going to be about how good you should feel, considering you purged your sorrow six weeks ago as opposed to waking this morning to the grief of blowing a 24-point lead on your home c ... More >>

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    May 20, 2008

    Lose to Beckham = Lose Your Gig

    Avery Johnson, you've got company. On the heels of an embarrassing 5-1 loss to David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd at Pizza Hut Park last Sunday, FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock has just fired head coach Steve Morrow. Morrow will be replaced by fourth- ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss?

    Rick Carlisle can be the same. Long as he's different. Us media dorks get our first chance to meet ‘n greet new Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle this afternoon down at American Airlines Center. Honestly, I’d have rather landed the entertaining and up-tempo Mike D’Antoni or persuaded general ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Dirk: The Big Germane

    I could come in here and pour my glass-half-empty pessimism on you. Tell you how the Mavs’ 111-86 victory last night came against a team playing its fourth game in five nights. Remind you that, with weekend road games at the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns, a two-game losing streak could very ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Uh. Oh.

    Josh Howard poured in 30 points. Jason Kidd finally had himself a game with 19 points and 15 assists. And the Dallas Mavericks unleashed a 70-point first half on the Denver Nuggets. So, guess what? The Mavs’ margin on 7th place in the Western Conference is all but poof. Nuggets: 118. Mavs: 105. T ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    Giant Disgust with Dallas Cowboys

    Tony Romo and the Cowboys piss away a Super opportunity

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    November 22, 2007

    Crocodile Nowitzki

    This summer Dirk Nowitzki went down under to find himself. Can he now lead the Mavs to the promised land?

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    June 27, 2007

    Lil' Nellie All Growed Up

    You might not know this, but Donn Nelson was a pretty good college ball player too. Last week, Tom Hicks re-signed wonderboy Jon Daniels to run the Ranger’s sinking (though surprisingly more buoyant of late) ship through 2009, even though the team has one of the worst records in baseball and Danie ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007

    Doctoring Dirk

    Why ransack the MVP's skill when we can simply reboot his psyche?

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    May 1, 2007

    May Day! May Day!

    This is a distress alert from the North Texas Sports Disaster Service. Trained spotters in Dallas have pinpointed ominous circulation and the possibility of an unprecedented and fatal occurrence of destruction in and around the American Airlines Center. A severe warning has been issued until, oh, sa ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    Suits Him Fine

    Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms

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    April 17, 2007

    Golden Opportunity

    For the Mavs, tonight it’s -- yawn -- game No. 81. For the Golden State Warriors, it’s the most important event in 13 years. In other words: Psst, hey, buddy, wanna buy a watch? No? OK then, how about I sell you a tip. After watching the Stars sleepwalk against the Canucks on KDFI-Channel 27 at ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007

    American Eagle

    March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley

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    March 7, 2007

    Green Means Go

    Photo courtesy the University of North Texas The Mean Green of UNT are Sun Belt Conference champs and, go figure, headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988. Like you, I didn't win $370 million last night. But I did get to witness something that happens about as rarely as winning a ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    German Engineering

    From mechanics to modesty to manners, give us Dirk over D-Wade

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    February 15, 2007

    I Love Josh Howard

    ...And great basketball

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    February 8, 2007

    Washington Monument

    New Rangers manager injects hope and, yep, even optimism in Arlington

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    February 1, 2007

    Sounds Like Richie Could Use Some Baseball

    Ron Washington has us all very excited about the Rangers this season. Which means, of course, they'll still suck. But we'll be excited about it. You'll have to wait until 6 tonight on TNT to find out if Josh Howard joins Dirk Nowitzki as an NBA All-Star. And you'll have to wait until next week to le ... More >>

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    January 31, 2007

    Austin Powers

    Austin Croshere scored 34 points last night. We're not sure, but we think that's also as many points as he's made in his entire career. Don't tell me you saw that one coming. After amassing only 24 points over the last two months, reserve Austin Croshere hops off Avery Johnson's bench and scores a ... More >>

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    August 30, 2006

    Anyone Need a Good Nelsoning?

    Don Nelson can get ya 50 wins, no sweat. Then it's off the bench and on to the beach, which is what happens when you got no defense. On Salon today, King Kaufman--a self-proclaimed "lapsed but still-sympathetic fan of the Golden State Warriors"--writes about former Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Ne ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006

    The Missing Link: KeithVan Croshere?

    Marquis Daniels is no longer a Maverick. Wait, he was still a Maverick? Since when? Obviously Marquis Daniels was on the way out. But didn't we think something better was on its way in? Because of his fat contract, a lackadaisical style that often irked coach Avery Johnson and the Dallas Mavericks' ... More >>

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    June 29, 2006

    Helping the Healing

    Nothing like a little hardball to help the Mavs forget

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    June 22, 2006

    On Your Mark

    Win or lose, Reunion Rowdies are now officially Cuban Crazies

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    June 16, 2006

    Heat Don't Fail Them Now

    Why is this man smiling? Oh, right. Because he is kicking the Mavericks' collective ass. Did think briefly this morning about recapping the results of my swim team's meet last night; turns out we lost too, but at least the kids tried, which is more than I can say for the Dallas Mavericks as they dro ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006
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    June 8, 2006
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    June 1, 2006

    Proud Papa

    Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ

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    March 28, 2006

    The Biggest D

    Put the Southwest Division race with the San Antonio Spurs on the back burner. Press pause on their pursuit of a franchise record 61 wins. And momentarily disregard Dirk Nowitzki's push for the NBA's Most Valuable Player nod. Tonight in Detroit, the Dallas Mavericks are after one thing and one thing ... More >>

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    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

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    October 28, 2004

    New Kids on the Block

    The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch

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    November 7, 2002

    Side Lines

    Scouting out the Mavs' playoff chances

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