After the departure of Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball association to San Antonio in 1973, there was no professional Dallas team. In 1979, businessman Don Carter and Partner Norm Sonju requested the right to bring an NBA franchise to Dallas, Texas. The league owners of the NBA All-Star game voted to admit the new team in 1980. The team name was chosen after the 1957-62 TV western, ‘Maverick’. James Garner who played the character, was one of the owners. The teams first head coach was Dick Motta, a man well known for his disciplinary sternness. Mavericks tickets for the season shows you the team in action which had a roller-coaster ride complete with thrills and spills.
The Dallas Mavericks quickly rose to become a competitive franchise, when they joined the NBA in 1980-81. The decade saw a steady improvement in the team due to its premium draft selection. The Mavericks looked like the most promising team of the future. In the early 1990s, Mavericks experienced the steepest spiraling decline in the NBA history. The team’s downward show was so bad that it twice threatened to record the worst single-season ever recorded. Mavericks tickets were not looked upon as a cherished possession. But true to its worth, with a solid foundation of strong, young and talented players, The Mavericks started their ascent on the NBA ladder.
In the 1994-95 season, the main reason for the turnaround was rookie point guard Jason Kidd. He led the NBA in triple-doubles with 4 and averaged 5.4 rebounds, 11.7 points and 7.7 assists for the year. Along with Detroit Pistons’ Grant Hill, Kidd was awarded co-rookie of the year. He finished 7th in steals and 10th in the league in assists. On 11th April, Kid gave a triple-double (with 38 points) and also hit a triple three pointers during the final, nail biting 55 seconds in the first overtime. This feat took the team towards a win of 156-147 double-overtime against Houston Rockets. There were other two talented and strong mavericks worth mentioning, Jamal Mashburn and Jim Jackson. Together they were the league’s highest scorers. Mashburn averaged 24.1 points per game and finished fifth in the NBA. Jackson averaged 25.7 points. Due to a sprained ankle in February, he could not continue for the rest of the campaign. In the following year, forward Popeye Jones displayed his prowess. He averaged 10.6 rebounds per game and registered 10th in the NBA. Jones had 329 offensive rebounds and no other NBA player has matched him yet. With such treats to be watched, Mavericks tickets sold out regularly.
The Mavericks performed very well in the 2006-07 season, winning the Southwest Division. Now the head coach Avery Johnson has set his goal on bagging the championship for 2007-08.The addition of Eddie Jones to the roster looks exciting, and the new assistant coach Paul Westphal will also provide a much needed shot in the arm to the Maverick’s defense. Get your seasons Mavericks tickets to watch the magic unfold. Tickets can be bought online through a broker or also over the phone. No basketball fan would want to miss this year’s thrilling game.