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Derek Harper

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    NBA TV to Fill Time With '80s Mavs Roundtable

    What you see above is the second part of a Dallas Mavericks history-of posted on RetroMavs, the team's official throwback site, only yesterday. Hunh. Don't recall Reunion Arena ever being that empty ... but I also don't recall Ollie Mack possessing "NBA-class moves." Anyway. That reminds me: In abou ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    The 2011 Mavs Vs. the '88 Version, In a Battle of Smooth Vs. Smothering

    The Mavs are NBA champions, but are they the best team in franchise history?

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Team in Mavericks' History: '88 vs. '11

    ​While contemplating defensive coordinator Dwane Casey's departure to be the Toronto Raptors' head coach and whom they should take with the 26th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a couple more Mavs-related items buzzed through my brain this week. 1. Who from the championship team s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Mavs in the West Finals: We've Done This Before

    ​The Mavericks haven't lost an NBA Western Conference Finals series in five years. Of course we all know what happened Dallas advanced this far -- in the 2006 NBA Finals. The come-from-ahead loss to the Heat sent the franchise into a pyschological spiral from which it is just n ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Beat L.A.? The Mavs Might Replace Them on the Mountaintop.

    Sharp shooting and shoddy predictions on the Mavs' road to the NBA Finals.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    He Never Was a Bad Boy: While Kids Are Away, NBA Great Bob Lanier Paints a Dallas School

    Leslie MinoraBob Lanier (right) works his extreme-school-makeover magic in West Dallas.​An oddly interesting scene unfolded on Inwood Road earlier today: NBA legend Bob Lanier and Key Coker, Executive Vice President of BBVA Compass Bank, chatting about banking globalization, financial diversificat ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    Those Same Old Mav-Wrecks

    Another humiliating collapse has even the most loyal Mavs fans bailing before the inevitable crash and burn.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Blazers 84, Mavericks 82: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. %$#@&*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!9. I was there on April 6, 1997 when the Mavs set an NBA record with two points in the third quarter of a loss to the Lakers in The Forum. Those two points? Derek Harper free throws. But this 23-point monumental Mavs meltdown was even more embarrassing. 8. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Dallas Mavericks: Out With the Old (Bob), In With the New (Beaubois)

    ​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 >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    "The Greatest Regular Season Win in Mavericks History"? Let's Go to the Tape.

    Found this VHS remnant from the Dallas Mavericks' 1985-'86 season at Half Price Books over the weekend -- for the low, low price of $3.98. Fortuitous timing, to say the least, as tonight at 8:30, Your Dallas Mavericks play the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008
  • News

    September 18, 2008

    The Great Digit Debate

    Just which local players have earned the right to be eternally identified with their uniform numbers?

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Beware The Ghost Of Avery

    Mark it down. Avery Johnson will get another NBA head-coaching gig (he says he’s already been contacted by a team, by the way) and bring his new team into the American Airlines Center and kick his old team’s ass. Nothing new, really. It’s the curse of the ex-Maverick. I mean, I think we c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Regular Season Don't Mean Nothin'. At Least, You Gotta Hope Not.

    No, I still don’t think the Mavericks should trade for Jason Kidd. But another couple upchuck performances like the last two nights, and even Mark Cuban will get antsy. While you digest these hideous numbers, keep calmly repeating to yourself, It’s only February … It’s only February … It ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2006

    Gina Miller Changes Channels. Sort Of.

    Gina Miller's going to be the sole familiar face on Channel 21's new news show debuting next week. So, that's one reason to watch. But will it be the only one? We're reserve the right to reserve judgment. TXA 21--the former UPN affiliate stranded by the merger with WB that birthed the CW--has announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Shaping Up to be a Foul Finals

    "Gary Payton, you're so great. How come you're so great?" And other questions posed by NBA writers. Forget Game 4, the blowout you still can't erase from the memory banks, and we're just a few ticks of the clock away from the title that shoulda-woulda-coulda been the Dallas Mavericks'. Now we're one ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

    Remarkable journey takes Mavs from worst to--finally--first

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Final Score

    Plus: Dumb Muggles; Tom U.

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    MFFL

    Derek Harper calls the game--and one day, he hopes, the shots--for the Mavs

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Back to the Future

    For Dirk, Don and the Mavs to compete with the Lakers, they'll have to look to an unlikely source for inspiration: the late-'80s teams of Mark Aguirre and Dick Motta

  • Culture

    June 24, 1999

    A decent shot

    Six years after coaching a wretched Mavs team, Gar Heard finally gets back in the game

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Rebound

    When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    One-on-one

    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is

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