Dallas Mavericks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1980-10-11 Dallas Mavericks open debut NBA season with a 103-92 victory against interstate rival San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena
  • 1983-01-18 Dick Motta becomes the 5th NBA coach to record 600 wins as his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Golden State Warriors, 112-102 in Oakland, California
  • 1990-11-02 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • 1991-10-16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • 1994-01-15 Dallas Mavericks drop a 104-87 decision to the San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena to set an unwanted NBA record with their 17th consecutive home defeat; break mark of 16 set by Orlando in 1990
  • 1994-01-21 Dallas Mavericks suffer 19th straight loss at Reunion Arena, 91-87 to the Seattle SuperSonics; extends an unwanted NBA record for the most consecutive home defeats
  • 1997-11-18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • 1997-11-20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • 1998-01-03 Los Angeles Clippers Bill Fitch coaches his 2,000th NBA game, a 97-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks at the LA Memorial Sports Arena
  • 2000-01-04 American businessman and investor Mark Cuban purchases a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise for $285m from H. Ross Perot, Jr.
  • 2000-01-23 Dallas' Don Nelson becomes the 6th coach in NBA history to win 900 career games when the Mavericks defeat the Detroit Pistons, 99-91 at The Palace of Auburn Hills

NBA Finals

2006-06-20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade

  • 2011-06-12 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 105-95 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dirk Nowitzki
  • 2018-12-13 German basketball forward Dirk Nowitzki takes the court for his record 21st NBA season with the Dallas Mavericks, surpassing Kobe Bryant's 20 seasons with the LA Lakers
  • 2019-01-31 Blockbuster NBA trade: NY Knicks send Kristaps Porziņģis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee & Trey Burke to Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews & 2 future 1st-round picks
  • 2019-03-18 40-year old Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki overtakes Wilt Chamberlain to go 6th with 31,424 points on the NBA scorers' list; Mavs suffer 129-125 OT loss to New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2022-12-27 Luka Dončić becomes the first player to register a 60-21-10 triple-double in NBA history as the Dallas Mavericks beat the NY Knicks, 126-121; first 60-point game in Mavs franchise history

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American College Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Indiana Uni; Olympic gold 1976; Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers) and coach (Dallas Mavericks), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1958-07-31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-10-27 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1963-01-21 Detlef Schrempf, German-American NBA forward, 1985-2001 (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics), born in Leverkusen, West Germany
  • 1963-10-04 A. C. Green, American basketball power forward (most consecutive games [1,192] in NBA and ABA history; LA Lakers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1964-11-30 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965-07-31 Scott Brooks, American basketball guard, coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2010, OKC Thunder; Washington Wizards 2016-19), born in French Camp, California
  • 1967-05-27 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967-06-17 Terry Davis, American NBA forward & center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards), born in Danville, Virginia
  • 1968-09-05 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1969-02-03 Robert Pack, American NBA basketball guard, 1991-2004 (Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, and 7 other teams), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-05-17 Hubert Davis, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks)
  • 1970-06-02 Eric Riley, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward, 1992-2004 (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, and 4 other teams), and assistant coach, 2013-present (4 teams), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1970-10-14 Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1972-03-22 Shawn Bradley, German American NBA center 7ft 6 in tall (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams), born in Landstuhl, West Germany
  • 1972-08-25 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1972-10-11 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1972-11-29 Jamal Mashburn, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1972-12-30 Loren Meyer, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973-03-06 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973-03-23 Jason Kidd, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, coach (10-time NBA All Star), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973-11-25 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)

Steve NashSteve Nash (49 years old)

1974-02-07 Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA MVP 2005, 06; 8 × NBA All-Star; Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers) and coach (Brooklyn Nets), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 1974-05-24 Ace Custis, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Eastville, Virginia
  • 1974-09-26 Martin Muursepp, Estonian NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1974-11-03 Tariq Abdul Wahad [Olivier Saint-Jean], French basketball forward, 1997-2003 (1st French player in NBA; Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and 2 other teams), born in Paris, France
  • 1976-02-25 Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1978-06-19 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball power forward (NBA Finals MVP 2011; NBA MVP 2007; 14 × NBA All-Star; Dallas Mavericks), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1980-03-13 Caron Butler, American basketball small forward (NBA C'ship 2011 Dallas Mavericks; 2 × NBA All-Star 2007, 08 Washington Wizards), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1980-04-28 Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1982-10-02 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 2011 Dallas Mavericks; NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012 NY Knicks; Olympics gold 2012), born in Hanford, California
  • 1983-02-27 Devin Harris, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 2009 NJ Nets; Dallas Mavericks), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1983-09-07 Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, born in Tottenham, London
  • 1995-08-02 Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball center (NBA All-Star 2018; NY Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), born in Liepāja, Latvia

Luka DončićLuka Dončić (24 years old)

1999-02-28 Slovenian basketball guard (EuroLeague MVP 2018; NBA Rookie of the Year 2019; Dallas Mavericks), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia