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Dallas Mavericks

Updated on March 3, 2012

History of the Dallas Mavericks

The Dalls Mavericks began their NBA Career in 1980 and they enjoyed a lot of success in the 1980s due to the excellent play of Mark Aguirre, Brad Davis, Derek Harper, Detlef Schrmpf, Rolando Blackman and Sam Perkins. They reached the playoffs six out of seven times during 1983 to 1990.

They made the Western Conference Finals in 1988 but struggled to get deeper into the playoffs because of the dominance of the Lakers during this time.

Dick Motta was the first coach of the Dallas Mavericks who ultimately became responsible for the great success they enjoyed at that time, he was known as a great disciplinarian and that was credited to their success, he coached the team from 1980 to 1987

In the 1990s the team became inconsistent and a challenge for fans,the period became known for great let downs such as Roy Tarpley's drug abuse which ended his career with a ban from the NBA. The 1990s was also known as a period of great players with the three J's Jim Jakcson, Jamaal Mashburn and Jason Kidd became a famoust trio who won the Co0Rookie of the Year with Grant Hill, they are also considered to be one of the greatest point guards of all time.

After a change in ownership in 2000, the fortunes of the team took a big change. Thanks to the now big three Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki and of course the coach Don Nelson, the Team has a winning streak of eleven straight fifty win seasons. They made it to the Western Conference Finals in 2003 but lost to San Antonio Spurs.

In 2005-06 the big three came to and end and the team reached the finals again but lost to Miami. In 2011 the team finally Won the 2011 Finals.they beat the Heat 4-2 to claim the title.

After winning the 2011 NBA Finals Mavericks Tickets are now in more demand than ever

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      Ruth R. Martin 5 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      Interesting write-up, well done. I actually do not follow sports much, so it is almost like a foreign language to be, I have to admit... shame on me ;)

      To those who follow sports with a passion - I know it is a great way to pass the time with good entertainment :)