Head Coach: Rick Carlisle
Team Icon: Dirk Nowitzki
D-League Affiliate: Texas Legends
Arena: American Airlines Center
Dallas Stars (NHL)
Yet another name-the-team contest was spawned to give Dallas its team name after the city was awarded an NBA franchise in 1980. Besides
Mavericks, the other finalists for the nickname were Wranglers and Express.
Team owner Donald Carver decided on the Mavericks which was probably a wise decision. One of the fans who was credited with submitting
the winning name wrote that Mavericks "represents the independent, flamboyant style of the Dallas people."
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