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  1. 100 guesses: Mark Cuban's biggest regret?

    Jeff Caplan

    What is Mark Cuban's biggest regret? It has nothing to do with the circumstances of a big game or his relationships with his past coaches or lambasting commissioner David Stern or losing out on a key player. Give up? "Letting Don Kalkstein, ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  2. Should Rick Carlisle earn top dollar?

    Jeff Caplan

    Contract disputes are about money. The person seeking the contract always wants more than the person handing out the contract wants to give. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle might not yet describe this lingering contract s...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  3. Former Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson's impact felt all over N...

    Jeff Caplan

    Don Nelson built Hall of Fame career by changing game, fortunes of teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  4. Pregame buzz: Mavs like it too close for comfort?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- It seems that ever since the Mavs' ill-fated 2006-07 season, when former coach Avery Johnson opted to rest players down the stretch as they cruised to the No. 1 seed and 67 victories and a first-round date with upstart Golden State, that pl...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  5. W2W4: New Jersey will come raining 3s

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The New Jersey Nets are most dangerous when they bang home 3-pointers. Avery Johnson's club is second in the league in 3-pointers attempted (24.7 a game) and second in 3-pointers made (8.8). Considering the Nets enter this game with a 10...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  6. Defense first: Avery Johnson or Rick Carlisle?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Kidd only played a few months under Avery Johnson in the spring of 2008, but he's certain that the defensive mentality that has stamped the Mavericks as a top-five defensive team starts and ends with Rick Carlisle. Asked what Avery...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  7. Week ahead: Nine games in 12 days (really)

    Jeff Caplan

    Here it comes: Nine in 12. "We've got 32 left and this stretch right after the break is critical obviously -- nine games in 12 days," Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Galloway & Co. on Friday. "I don't know if that ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  8. Week ahead: Two big ones before the break

    Jeff Caplan

    Standing in the quiet Dallas Mavericks locker room Sunday at Madison Square Garden, Shawn Marion, tugging on his designer jeans after a long day chasing Jeremy Lin, was reminded that in about 24 hours he'd be at the American Airlines Center warming u...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  9. Pregame buzz: Jason Kidd would enjoy backing up Deron Williams?

    Jeff Caplan

    LOS ANGELES -- With Chris Paul now calling Los Angeles home, Deron Williams stands alone as the top All-Star point guard that could be available in free agency next summer. But, don't sleep on another veteran point that will also hit the market -- Ja...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  10. DeShawn Stevenson finds home with Nets

    Jeff Caplan

    The last of the Dallas Mavericks six free agents has found a new home. Tough-minded shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson has finally agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the New Jersey Nets, according to an ESPNNY.com report. Stevenson joins f...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  11. Jeff Van Gundy on season: Let's play two

    Jeff Caplan

    Part II of the Jeff Van Gundy interview from Monday's media teleconference focused on the compacted 66-game schedule. I asked him about the challenges facing Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, particularly in handling a mostly veteran roster and e...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  12. Jason Terry wants to remain part of Dallas Mavericks' core

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Terry wants to sign a contract extension with Mavs by season opener.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  13. Dallas Mavericks reach 50 wins for 11th consecutive season

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks became the third team to win 50 games in 11 straight seasons.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  14. Dirk's leadership climbs as team grows

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Is it possible that Dirk Nowitzki's leadership has never been more evident, and that somehow the Dallas Mavericks can emerge a better team when their leading scorer returns from a sprained right knee that has sidelined him for five games no...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  15. Team game on high as Mavs get No. 11

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Jason Terry picked off a pass with 5.9 seconds left in the first half, and Caron Butler had the ball at the right wing with the clock ticking down. He could have launched a 3-pointer with a defender running at him, and no one would have tho...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  16. Avery Johnson throws praise Mavs' way

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After the Dallas Mavericks rather easily -- with the exception of a seven-minite hiccup in the third-quarter -- got by Avery Johnson's New Jersey Nets, 102-89, for their 11th consecutive victory, Johnson gave this assessment of his former t...

    Blog | December 09, 2010