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  1. Good try, Mark Cuban

    Henry Abbott

    In the wake of Paul George's horrific injury, Mark Cuban wants the NBA to take control of international hoops. Henry Abbott and Amin Elhassan don't agree on whether or not NBA owners have any such right....

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Wayne Winston on coaching mistakes

    Henry Abbott

    He's the Indiana University professor who got young Mark Cuban interested in advanced analytics, a pioneer of adjusted plus/minus, and a man who says some coaching moves in these playoffs have been flat wrong....

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  3. Playoff plus/minus studs

    Henry Abbott

    Wayne Winston, who I would identify as a pioneer of adjusted plus/minus and a delightfully plainspoken dude with ties Mark Cuban -- but who is technically the John and Esther Reese Professor of Decision Sciences at Indiana University -- was kind enou...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Brittney Griner, NBA player?

    Henry Abbott

    After Mavericks owner Mark Cuban mused about seeing her in a Mavericks uniform, Amin Elhassan, -- formerly of the Suns front office, and a one-time video coordinator for the world champion Phoenix Mercury -- considers how Baylor's Brittney Griner mig...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Not to be lost in Mark Cuban's back-and-forth with Wages of Wins bloggers which I blogged about yesterday: "I can also tell you that in our planning, we see players playing into their mid 40s starting in about 15 years. So the guys coming in now, cou...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. Mark Cuban pipes up for Chris Kaman

    Henry Abbott

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images The Mavericks' owner says a good team system can make a player far better. It's not news that stat-geeky owner Mark Cuban has spent a lot of money on Chris Kaman, a center who is generally abhorred by advanced stats...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  7. At right price, please advertise on uniforms

    Henry Abbott

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images If the NBA can survive paid logo placement on referees, what's the worry about players? Mark Cuban is making noises about all the money the NBA could make selling advertising space on jerseys. And he's not just t...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  8. Mark Cuban doesn't love the new CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In a chat with Freakonomics, the owner of the Mavericks addressed all kinds of things. Two, in particular, had to do with the league office. In one he was asked about the state of refereeing. Cuban responded: Trust me, I'm still working hard to h...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  9. Sports betting hedge fund closes

    Henry Abbott

    In 2004, Mark Cuban wrote a blog post about his plans to open a hedge fund that specialized in one thing: betting on sports. His rationale was a good one: Many Wall Street investments are gambles by another name. And at least in sports there is re...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Owner Mark Cuban, after careful deliberation, has decided that the Mavericks will receive championship rings for their title that was won in June. By 'careful deliberation,' we mean it probably came after one ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "Late Monday morning, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted that he was going to appear Monday night on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to 'raise some hell on politics, the economy and whatever he throws my way.' Instea...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  12. Mark Cuban joins Warren Buffett

    Henry Abbott

    As a billionaire who does not think people in his income category should have all the tax benefits they currently enjoy. The Mavericks owner is also clear that capital gains should be taxed as regular income. It's worth clicking the link to watch the...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban is lecturing on wealth. "If you really want to be rich," he writes, "you need to find the discipline." He's talking specifically about reducing spending. In other news, Cuban has reportedly offered Bruce Pearl a half-million to coach hi...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "With NBA lockout in effect, did Mark Cuban break rules by standing on stage w/ Mavericks players at ESPYS?" Michael Lee of The Washington Post: So, does Mark Cuban get a $1 million fine for shaking hands with ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban via Twitter: "this will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.#dreamcometrue" Mark Cuban via Twitter: "cant sleep. just thinking. In the immortal words of Sarah Melton....#woohoo ! #MFFL #NBACHAMPS ! Say it again #NBACHA...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "For wisdom, maturity and leadership, our new basketball hero is... Dirk? Rick? No. Mark Cuban, you the man. The man who went to LA for four days, was the center of Southern California media attention, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011