Well, here’s my first post! As I said in my introduction yesterday, I really wanted to start doing a series of articles about the history of the Mavericks. So in this first part, I decided to start by looking at the early, formative years of the Mavs history! I'll try and include some videos to the next couple of history sections I do (sadly, there weren't many involving the early Mavs).
The Mavs’ history starts in the late 70s with a man named Donald Carter. Carter back then was really not much of a basketball person; his main reason for trying to bring a team to the city of
Beginning the first season, not much was expected of the Mavs. Although they had a championship winning coach in Dick Motta, they were expected to struggle mightily. However, before the season even began, problems arose as
The next year, the Mavs really began to take shape. Beginning with far and away the best draft class in team history, the team generated momentum. Among the highlights of the draft were taking Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackman in the top 10 and then nabbing forward Jay Vincent in the 2nd round. Aguirre immediately showed promise as he got off to a torrid start before eventually being forced to miss a significant portion of the season after breaking his foot. This opened up the door for Vincent, who went onto take a starting role and lead the Mavs in scoring. Although the Mavs still did end up missing the playoffs, they had made some major breakthroughs, finishing 28-54, a 13 game improvement over the past season.
As the 1983 season started,