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Dick Motta

  • 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 >>

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    June 18, 2011

    While We Wait for Election Returns, Look at NY Times's Front-Page Story About Harlan Crow

    Photo by Brian HarkinHarlan Crow​I'm killing time at this point ... and this bottle of Old Fitzgerald. And while we wait for the county to update its election totals, I'm reading tomorrow's New York Times, which is full of local-interest stories -- more than our own daily, probably. Like this nice ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The Mavericks Finally Fought Back, and They Have the Title to Prove It

    Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.

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    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Mavs Miracle: Red River Rally vs. Moody Madness

    ​As the Mavs prepare for tonight's Game 5 clincher at American Airlines Center, a cardiac comparison: Down 15 with 5:06 to play. On the road. Game 4 of the 2011 Western Conference Finals. Or down 6, 1:47 to play. At home (sorta). Game 5 in the first round of the 1984 NBA Playoffs. The Red R ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Dennis Rodman = Hall of Fame. Wait, Is It Still April 1?

    ​When Dennis Rodman graduated South Oak Cliff High School he was 5-foot-8 and he'd never really played organized basketball. Years later he wore a wedding dress to marry himself. And he was once suspended for kicking a photographer in the crotch. Throw in two Defensive Player of the Ye ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Hey, the Dallas Mavericks are Finally Winners!

    ​Where were you on October  11, 1980? I was inside Reunion Arena, watching the Dallas Mavericks and guys like Winford Boynes and Tom LaGarde somehow beat George Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs, 103-92, in their inaugural game as an NBA franchise. At 1-0 - at least for a night - th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 World Series - Rangers vs. Giants: Game 2 Preview

    Given my druthers, I'd rather get blown out than lose a heart-breaker. We could digest and regurgitate and over-analyze the Texas Rangers' 11-7 World Series Game 1 loss to the San Francisco Giants here Wednesday night, or we could simply say that - for the first time in his ... 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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    April 16, 2009
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    April 9, 2009

    Basketball's Hall of Shame

    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is hallowed ground. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is a sacred shrine. The Basketball Hall of Fame is an absolute joke. I realize it's weird timing, seeing that this year's class - Michael Jordan, Jerry Sloan, David Rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Roy Tarpley Steals Even More Mavericks' Money

    Ever tell you my Roy Tarpley story? In 1994-95 I'm covering the Dallas Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After some horrible seasons under Quinn Buckner and the like, the organization is abuzz. The Three J's - remember them? - are in place and rejoining the rebuilding is the most tal ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    From Humble Dallas Roots, CNN's Roland Martin Climbs Alongside Barack Obama

    From Dallas Weekly to the White House? Could happen. From humble beginnings, he has risen. In a white man’s world, he has conquered. Not this guy. This guy. Oh, I guess Barack Obama has done pretty well for himself, too. First black President. Prompting optimism in America throughout t ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    The Dallas Mavericks' Official Release Concerning Avery Johnson's Official Release

    Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago. Which seems like a million years ago. Either Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes the suggestions of Unfair Park (and everyone else with eyes) pretty damn seriously, or else Avery Johnson’s dismissal had become that obvious. Probably the ... More >>

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    February 19, 2008

    Kidd-Napped

    This old Jason Kidd poster can be yours right now, for the low, low price of $15. I'm at American Airlines Center witnessing something I thought I’d never see -- no, not this guy in concert, but, of course, Jason Kidd back in a Dallas Mavericks tank top. After the most dramatic trade in NBA histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    C'mon, But What About Rodney McCray? Or Fat Lever? Or Alex English?

    At first glance, it's cool that a former Dallas Maverick is up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. What's that I say? Don't tell me you forgot that Adrian Dantley played a whopping 76 games here after the trading of Mark Aguirre in 1989. Well, he did. But even if he's selected among a ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    Brad Davis for President. Or Not.

    Kevin Sullivan is probably the first guy to go from doing P.R. for a basketball team to doing it for a president. That's just a wild guess. And, yes, he knows he looks like actor Oliver Platt. On June 21, Kevin Sullivan was in a meeting about education—most likely, since at the time he was ass ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chumps to Champs

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

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    June 1, 2006

    Proud Papa

    Founding father may finally see Mavs baby grow up a champ

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    May 11, 2006

    Us vs. Us

    Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots

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    April 4, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

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    November 3, 2005

    The Dallas Donuts

    Can Dampier finally fill Mavs' middle?

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    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

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    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.

  • Culture

    January 1, 1998

    Top to bottom

    Roy Tarpley was once the NBA's best--till he stumbled and took the Mavericks down with him

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    December 4, 1997

    Foul trouble

    The Mavericks are losing games--and faith in head coach Jim Cleamons

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    One-on-one

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

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    July 6, 1995

    Draft day menu

    A sleepy Kidd--and unhappy fans--greet an underwhelming NBA pick

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    April 27, 1995
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    April 27, 1995

    Goodbye, Roy

    Tarpley ducks out on Dallas, probably for the last time

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    December 22, 1994
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