The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.
Editor's note: Rob Mahoney writes about the Mavericks on his ESPN-affiliated blog The Two Man Game and about basketball for The New York Times's Off the Dribble blog. Presumably his New York Times bio will henceforth note that he now writes about the Mavericks for Unfair Park. Hark: The NBA season ... More >>
Yorvit Torrealba and the Rangers should get healthy against baseball's worst Astros When we last left our Rangers they and pitcher Derek Holland were clubbed around in New York by the Yankees. Not, no last Wednesday. Way back on April 16.It was hours after the Rangers' 5-2 loss in the ... More >>
Coming: Roddy Beaubois. Going: Bob Ortegel. While the Dallas Mavericks got a familiar face back at practice yesterday via their athletic French guard, they also said goodbye to the only TV analyst we've heard over the last 23 years. Beaubois, who broke his foot in August and hasn't play ... More >>
Sure, no Dirk hurt. But Terry's 3-for-16 shooting hurt much worse last night.Two minutes and 13 seconds. That's all it took for the San Antonio Spurs to turn a two-point lead against the Dallas Mavericks into a 16-point lead with nearly nine minutes remaining in the second half. After Georg ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Where's Greggo? Be here Monday morning for the official announcement. As a bonus, I'll also reveal another familiar local radio voice(s) returning to the air on 105.3 The Fan come June 1. In the b ... More >>
Shawn Marion. Drew Gooden. Roddy Beaubois. Quinton Ross. Count ABC among the non-believers in your new-and-maybe-sorta-somehwhat improved Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs' schedule for next season has them appearing nine times on ESPN, seven times on NBATV, four times on TNT and, um, zero tim ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Trust me, you'll be elated if David McDavid buys the Texas Rangers. Biggest reason: His dream is not to make more money, but to own a championship sports franchise in the Metroplex. *One of the thing ... More >>
Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a basketball fan, I demand you immediately ce ... More >>
Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>
This summer Dirk Nowitzki went down under to find himself. Can he now lead the Mavs to the promised land?
He's no Kevin Garnett, but Chris Webber would be a fascinating off-season move for the Mavs, to say the very least. ESPN.com's Marc Stein sends word today that Chris Webber may not be on the verge of retiring after all. Webber, who's already playedworn out his welcome with the Golden State Warriors, ... More >>
Given that the Mavs are paying Michael Finley $35 mil over the next two years, we're gonna have to root for him come Finals time. If not Dirk, then who? As in, what player with strong Mavericks ties most deserves an NBA championship? Michael Finley, that’s who. You remember him, right? Played eig ... More >>
From mechanics to modesty to manners, give us Dirk over D-Wade
Dallas hoops legend comes home to spread good in the 'hood
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 >>
As a player, Avery Johnson spurred the Mavs to win their Game 7 semifinal against the Kings in 2003. Can he do it as the team's head coach tonight? On May 17, 2003, the Dallas Mavericks were about to host the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals. In their American Ai ... More >>
Plus: Dumb Muggles; Tom U.
This is Van Exel's team now, and his town, too
The Mavs and The Wizards rock the Mikes
Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire
Ross Perot Jr. owns the Dallas Mavericks, but--for better or worse--it's Don Nelson's team
With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position