Friday, October 11, 2013
Mavericks Play First Game
On Oct. 11, 1980, the Dallas Mavericks play their first NBA game.
The franchise opened their existence with a 103-92 win against the San Antonio Spurs. Dallas won just 15 games in their first season. It would take 30 years for the Dallas franchise to win an NBA title, as they did in 2010.
The Mavericks are better known in the basketball community for their out going owner Mark Cuban, who runs up and down the court along with the players during the games.
The Mavericks have been a staple in the NBA Playoffs since the late 2000’s and are a cornerstone in the Western Conference playoffs with Dirk Nowitzki every year, although they did miss out on the playoffs last year.