Ross Perot announced that coach Jim Cleamons will be back next year.
I am surprised at the vote of confidence, but not that it is coming from
Perot and not from Don Nelson (who is in Phoenix for the Nike Desert
Classic) [I have to wonder how much Nelson supports the decision].
Hopefully Don Nelson will get in Cleamons' face and convince him to start
coaching to the talent instead of the system for next season. I know at
least one player, though not talking about it publically, who is very
unhappy with Cleamons' half-court system (and, yes, it is a key player).
Dallas named Terdema Ussery as president and chief executive officer.
Ussery recently served as president of Nike Sports Management and was the
CBA commissioner from 1991 into 1993. Ussery will also help in the
struggle to finally get a new arena. [Reading Ussery's history and
background is very impressive. He is a "do'er" and will make things
Dallas released Greg Dreiling.
Trivia answers (all questions were from the 96-97 season through the
Vancouver game 4/12)
1. Name the Mav who scored the most points in a game.
Chris Gatling 35 points 11/29 vs Chicago @ Dallas
2. Name the opponent player who scored the most points in a game.
Latrell Sprewell 46 points 1/21 @ Golden State
3. Name the Mav who had the most rebounds in a game.
Chris Gatling 20 rebounds 11/16 vs Utah @ Dallas
4. Name the opponent player who had the most rebounds in a game.
Anthony Mason 22 rebounds 2/25 Charlotte @ Dallas
5. Name the opponent player who had the most assists in a game.
Robert Pack 22 assists 11/23 @ New Jersey
bonus: What was the most assists Kidd had in a game with Dallas
18 assists 12/2 @ Orlando
6. What player has started the most for Dallas this season?
A.C. Green has started in 50 games [51 including the Clipper game]
7. Harper has played in the most games for Dallas. Who are the two
players that have played the second most games (they're tied)?
A.C. Green and Michael Finley have played in 52 games [53 including
the Clipper game] [Harper has played in 71 games, +1 for the Clipper
[For those who thought I meant for career, Brad Davis has played in
the most at 883, Harper is now 2nd with 869, and Rolando Blackman is
3rd with 865.]
8. Name the 5 players who Dallas signed to 10-day contracts.
Erick Strickland, Jason Sasser, Jamie Watson, Stevin Smith, Stacey King
9. Name the Mav that converted a 4-point play.
Erick Strickland @ Sacramento 3/16
10. Name the opponent player who set the opponent player record for
3-pointers in a game and in a season.
Nick Van Exel made 16 3-pointers for the season (16-28 in 3 games) and
hit 8 3-pointers 3/4 (8-15)
11. Name the opponent player who had a triple-double against Dallas.
Anthony Mason 15 points, 22 rebounds, and 10 assists 2/25 Charlotte @
12. How many overtime games have Dallas played?
12/2 Dallas 108 @ Orlando 102 OT
2/27 Minnesota 107 @ Dallas 105 2OT
3/2 Phoenix 109 @ Dallas 108 OT
13. What was Dallas' high point total for a game?
111 points @ Philadelpha (93) 1/8
[Dallas averaged 116.7 points in 86-87]
14. What was the opponent's high point total for a game?
116 points by Chicago @ Dallas (97) 11/29
15. What was Dallas' low point total for a game?
65 points @ Utah (96) 3/5
16. What was the opponent's low point total for a game?
75 points by Cleveland @ Dallas (72) 3/22
And if you really want to challenge yourself, name all 27 players that
have played for Dallas this season (Kurt Thomas doesn't count).
Derek Harper, Samaki Walker, Greg Dreiling, Erick Strickland, Jason Kidd,
Jim Jackson, Jamal Mashburn, George McCloud, Tony Dumas, Eric Montross,
Loren Meyer, Fred Roberts, Chris Gatling, Oliver Miller, Sam Cassell,
Michael Finley, A.C. Green, Sasha Danilovic, Martin Muursepp, Robert Pack,
Shawn Bradley, Khalid Reeves, Ed O'Bannon, Jason Sasser, Jamie Watson,
Stevin Smith, Stacey King
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