Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Mavs Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Mavs Stories Ever Told


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In this newly updated edition of Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room, Jaime Aron brings all the power and passion of the Dallas Mavericks recent glory years to life. Readers will relive all the adrenaline of the Mavericks-Spurs rivalry, get the inside scoop on life under head coach Rick Carlisle, and of course, revel in the glory of the Mavericks redemption from 2006 as they finally overtook the Heat and won their first NBA title!

This treasure trove of team history includes stories about some of the best Mavs players to grace the court including: Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Aguirre, Jason Kidd, Rolando Blackman, and more. Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room is more than just a team history—it’s a chance to get to know the legendary players, coaches, and executives of the Dallas Mavericks like never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683581314
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jaime Aron has been the Texas sports editor for the Associated Press since 1999. A native Texan, he began his sports writing career in 1991. Aron has covered practically every major sporting event and was named AP Sports Writer of the Year for 2001. The author of several sports books, he lives in Dallas with his wife, Lori, and sons Zac, Jake, and Josh.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Foreword Mark Cuban viii

Introduction xi

Section I The Original Glory Days (1978 to June 4, 1988)

Chapter 1 Birth of a Franchise 2

Chapter 2 The Expansion Season 19

Chapter 3 Mavs Take Off 36

Chapter 4 Moody Madness 45

Chapter 5 A Bump in the Road 56

Chapter 6 All-Star Success 61

Chapter 7 The Wreck at the Hec 72

Chapter 8 Goodbye Motta, Hello Conference Finals 81

Section II The Gory Days (June 5, 1988 to December 4, 1997)

Chapter 9 From One Mess to Another 91

Chapter 10 The Last Gasp 100

Chapter 11 Going for Broke 106

Chapter 12 The Mav-Wrecks 109

Chapter 13 Motta Returns, Kidd Arrives 121

Chapter 14 The Three Js 129

Chapter 15 Anyone Can Have a Bad Decade, Right? 133

Section III The New Glory Days (February 7, 1997 to Present)

Chapter 16 Mavs Get Their Man: Nelson 141

Chapter 17 Dirk and Steve to the Rescue 150

Chapter 18 The Saga of Leon Smith 159

Chapter 19 Mark Cuban-The NBA's New "Maverick" 163

Chapter 20 Hair Color Aside, Mavs Looking Better 175

Chapter 21 Big-Time Big Three 181

Chapter 22 New-Look Mavs 190

Chapter 23 A Run to Remember 198

Chapter 24 Redemption 210

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