Donnie Nelson Dallas Mavericks
Seasons: 11
Playoffs: 10
Division Titles: 2
Conference Titles: 2
NBA Titles: 1
  Best transaction: Selected forward Josh Howard (29th overall pick) in the 2003 NBA Draft
Worst transaction: Re-signed center Raef LaFrentz on July 30, 2002
Executive of the Year: Never
TRANSACTIONS:
SEASON 2013-14

October 26 2013
Waived guard Mickey McConnell.
October 22 2013
Waived guard DJ Kennedy, forwards Renaldo Balkman and Devin Ebanks and center Fab Melo.
September 29 2013
Signed forward Renaldo Balkman.
September 13 2013
Signed forward Devin Ebanks.
September 10 2013
Signed guard DJ Kennedy and Richard McConnell and center Fab Melo.
August 7 2013
Signed forward DeJuan Blair.
July 31 2013
Signed guard Devin Harris.
July 29 2013
Signed guard Shane Larkin.
July 26 2013
Re-signed forward Bernard James.
July 25 2013
Re-signed forward Brandan Wright.
July 24 2013
Signed guard Ricky Ledo.
July 23 2013
Signed guard Monta Ellis.
July 22 2013
Named Gersson Rosas general manager.
July 21 2013
Waived guard Josh Akognon.
July 20 2013
Waived forward Bernard James.
July 19 2013
Signed center Samuel Dalembert.
July 11 2013
Signed guards Jose Manuel Calderon and Gal Mekel.
July 10 2013
Signed guard Wayne Ellington.
Draft 2013
Selected center Kelly Olynyk (13th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to center Kelly Olynyk to the Boston Celtics for the draft rights to forward Lucas Nogueira and two future second-round picks. Traded guard Jared Cunningham and the draft rights to forward Lucas Nogueira to the Atlanta Hawks for the draft rights to guard Shane Larking and forward Mike Muscala.
April 13 2013
Signed guard Josh Akognon for the remainder of the season.
April 3 2013
Signed guard Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract.

SEASON 2012-13
March 25 2013
Signed guard Justin Dentmon to a 10-day contract.
March 13 2013
Signed guard Chris Wright to a 10-day contract.
March 9 2013
Waived guard Dominique Jones.
February 21 2013
Traded guard Dahntay Jones to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Anthony Morrow.
January 28 2013
Signed guard Mike James for the remainder of the season.
January 18 2013
Signed guard Mike James to a second 10-day contract.
January 8 2013
Signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.
January 6 2013
Waived guard Chris Douglas-Roberts.
December 23 2012
Signed guard Chris Douglas-Roberts.
December 22 2012
Waived guard Derek Fisher.
November 29 2012
Waived forward Troy Murphy and signed guard Derek Fisher.
November 2 2012
Waived center Eddy Curry and signed forward Troy Murphy.
October 29 2012
Waived guard Delonte West.
October 28 2012
Waived guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and center Melvin Ely.
October 27 2012
Signed guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and center Melvin Ely.
October 25 2012
Signed center Eddy Curry.
October 18 2012
Waived guard Josh Akognon.
October 2 2012
Waived guard Tu Holloway and center Didier Ilunga-Mbenga.
September 27 2012
Signed guards Josh Akognon and Tu Holloway and center Didier Ilunga-Mbenga.
July 27 2012
Re-signed guard Delonte West.
July 25 2012
Signed forward Bernard James.
July 21 2012
Signed guard Jared Cunningham.
July 20 2012
Signed forward Jae Crowder.
July 13 2012
Signed guard OJ Mayo.
July 13 2012
Signed forward Elton Brand and center Chris Kaman.
July 12 2012
Waived center Brendan Haywood and re-signed center Ian Mahinmi and traded him to the Indiana Pacers for guards Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones.
June 30 2012
Exercised the contract option on Vince Carter through 2012-13.
June 29 2012
Traded Lamar Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers and the draft rights to guard Shan Foster to the Utah Jazz for the draft rights to forward Tadija Dragicevic and cash from the Houston Rockets.
Draft 2012
Selected forward Tyler Zeller (17th overall pick) and guard Darius Johnson-Odom (55th overall pick).
Traded guard Kelenna Azubuike and the draft rights to forward Tyler Zeller to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the draft rights to guard Jared Cunningham, forward Jae Crowder and center Bernard James.
Traded the draft rights to guard Darius Johnson-Odom to Los Angeles Lakers for cash.

May 15 2012
Signed head coach Rick Carlisle to a contract extension.
SEASON 2011-12
March 23 2012
Signed guard Kelenna Azubuike.
March 22 2012
Waived forward Sean Williams.
January 6 2012
Signed forward Yi Jianlian.
December 22 2011
Waived guards Drew Neitzel and Jerome Randle.
December 21 2011
Signed forward Sean Williams.
December 15 2011
Waived guard Andy Rautins.
December 14 2011
Signed guard Jerome Randle.
December 13 2011
Traded guard Rudy Fernandez and forward Corey Brewer to the Denver Nuggets for a 2016 second-round pick and signed guard Delonte West.
December 12 2011
Signed guard Vince Carter and re-signed forward Brian Cardinal.
December 11 2011
Traded a protected 2012 first-round pick and a trade exception to the Los Angeles Lakers for forward Lamar Odom, a 2012 second-round draft pick and second-round considerations in 2013.
December 10 2011
Signed center Tyson Chandler and traded him along with the draft rights to forward Giorgos Printezis and center Ahmad Nivins to the New York Knicks for guard Andy Rautins and a conditional 2012 second-round pick from Washington, who acquired forward Ronny Turiaf, a 2013 second-round pick and cash from New York and a 2012 second-round pick from the Dallas Mavericks.
December 9 2011
Signed forward Brandan Wright.
June 30 2011
Exercised the contract option on guard Rodrigue Beaubois through 2012-13.
June 28 2011
Exercised the contract option on guard Dominique Jones through 2012-13.
Draft 2011
Selected forward Jordan Hamilton (26th overall pick) and guard Tanguy Ngombo (57th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to forward Jordan Hamilton to the Denver Nuggets and the draft rights to Tanguy Ngombo to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard Rudy Fernandez and the draft rights to Petteri Koponen from the Portland Trail Blazers.
SEASON 2010-11
March 3 2011
Signed forward Corey Brewer.
January 24 2011
Traded center Alexis Ajinca, a future second-round draft pick and cash to the Toronto Raptors for the draft rights to forward Giorgos Printezis. Signed forward Predrag Stojakovic.
January 20 2011
Signed guard Sasha Pavlovic to a second 10-day contract.
January 10 2011
Signed guard Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract.
January 5 2011
Waived forward Steve Novak.
October 21 2010
Waived guards Dee Brown, Adam Haluska and Rashad McCants and forward Sean Williams.
October 20 2010
Signed guard Rashad McCants and forward Sean Williams.
September 28 2010
Waived forward Tim Thomas.
September 27 2010
Signed guards Dee Brown and Adam Haluska and forward Brian Cardinal.
September 23 2010
Signed forward Steve Novak.
August 19 2010
Signed forward Tim Thomas.
July 19 2010
Re-signed forward Dirk Nowitzki.
July 14 2010
Signed forward Ian Mahinmi.
July 13 2010
Traded guard Matt Carroll, forward Eduardo Najera, center Erick Dampier and cash to the Charlotte Bobcats for centers Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca; signed guard Dominique Jones.
July 9 2010
Re-signed center Brendan Haywood.
Draft 2010
Selected center Solomon Alabi (50th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to center Solomon Alabi to the Toronto Raptors for a future second-round pick and cash; traded cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to guard Dominique Jones.
SEASON 2009-10
February 24 2010
Signed guard Von Wafer to a 10-day contract.
February 13 2010

 Traded guard Quinton Ross, forwards Josh Howard, James Singleton and Drew Gooden to the Washington Wizards for guard DeShawn Stevenson, forward Caron Butler, center Brendan Haywood and cash.
January 11 2010
Traded forwards Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams to the New Jersey Nets for forward Eduardo Najera.
October 22 2009
Waived center Jake Voskuhl.
October 20 2009
Traded forward Nathan Jawai and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2012 conditional second-round pick.
September 30 2009
Signed center Jake Voskuhl.
September 14 2009
Re-signed forward James Singleton and waived guard Greg Buckner.
July 30 2009
Signed forward Drew Gooden.
July 28 2009
Signed forward Tim Thomas.
July 11 2009
Re-signed guard Jason Kidd.
July 9 2009
Traded guard Jerry Stackhouse and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Greg Buckner; traded guard Antoine Wright and forward Devean George to the Toronto Raptors for forwards Shawn Marion and Kris Humphries, center Nathan Jawai and cash.
July 8 2009
Signed guard Quinton Ross and signed center Marcin Gortat to an offer sheet.
Draft 2009
Selected center BJ Mullens (24th overall pick) and forward Ahmad Nivins (56th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to center BJ Mullens to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the draft rights to guard Rodrigue Beaubois and a future second-round pick; traded a future second-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for the draft rights to guard Nick Calathes.
SEASON 2008-09
January 27 2009
Named Darrell Armstrong assistant coach.
January 16 2009
Traded center DeSagana Diop to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Matt Carroll and center Ryan Hollins.
October 28 2008
Exercised the contract option on forward Shawne Williams through 2009-10.
October 23 2008
Waived guard Keith McLeod.
October 22 2008
Waived waived guards JaJuan Smith and Cheyne Gadson and forward Reyshawn Terry.
October 20 2008
Waived forward Charles Rhodes.
October 10 2008
Traded guard Eddie Jones and two future second-round picks to the Indiana Pacers for forward Shawne Williams.
September 30 2008
Signed guards JaJuan Smith and Cheyne Gadson and forwards Reyshawn Terry and Charles Rhodes.
September 2 2008
Named Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts, Mario Elie and Tom Sterner assistant coaches.
August 25 2008
Re-signed forward Devean George.
July 9 2008
Re-signed guard Jose Juan Barea and signed center DeSagana Diop.
July 3 2008
Signed guard Gerald Green.
Draft 2008
Selected guard Shan Foster (51st overall pick).
May 11 2008
Named Rick Carlisle head coach.
April 30 2008
Fired head coach Avery Johnson.
SEASON 2007-08
March 4 2008
Signed guard Tyronn Lue.
February 26 2008
Signed center Jamaal Magloire.
February 19 2008
Re-signed forward Keith Van Horn and traded him with guards Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell and Maurice Ager, forward Keith Van Horn, center DeSagana Diop, first-round picks in 2008 and 2010 and cash to the New Jersey Nets for guard Jason Kidd and Antoine Wright and forward Malik Allen; waived forward Nick Fazekas.
November 1 2007
Signed forward Juwan Howard.
October 30 2007
Waived center Didier Ilunga-Mbenga and exercised the contract option on guard Maurice Ager through 2008-09.
October 24 2007
Waived guard Jared Newson and forward Darvin Ham.
October 22 2007
Waived forward Jamal Sampson.
October 1 2007
Signed guard Jared Newson and forwards Darvin Ham and Jamal Sampson.
September 28 2007
Traded guard Greg Buckner to the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Trenton Hassell; named Mario Elie assistant coach.
September 22 2007
Signed guard Devin Harris to a contract extension.
August 31 2007
Waived forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
August 6 2007
Signed guard Eddie Jones.
July 26 2007
Signed forwards Nick Fazekas and Brandon Bass.
July 20 2007
Named Paul Westphal assistant coach.
July 13 2007
Re-signed guard Jerry Stackhouse.
July 12 2007
Re-signed forward Devean George.
Draft 2007
Selected forward Nick Fazekas (34th overall pick) and Renaldas Seibutis (50th overall pick) and guard Milovan Rakovic (60th overall pick).
Traded draft rights to forward Milovan Rakovic and cash to the Orlando Magic for the draft rights to forward Reysh.
June 28 2007
Named Paul Westphal assistant coach.
May 11 2007
Exercised the contract option on center DeSagana Diop through 2007-08.
SEASON 2006-07
April 12 2007
Signed center Kevin Willis for the remainder of the season.
April 2 2007
Signed center Kevin Willis to a 10-day contract.
February 22 2007
Traded guard Anthony Johnson to the Atlanta Hawks for a second-round pick.
October 28 2006
Signed forward Josh Howard to a contract extension.
October 26 2006
Waived forward Ndudi Ebi.
October 20 2006
Waived guard Darius Washington.
October 15 2006
Waived guard Pat Carroll.
October 12 2006
Signed head coach Avery Johnson to a contract extension.
September 26 2006
Signed forward Dirk Nowitzki to a contract extension.
August 31 2006
Named Sam Vincent assistant coach.
August 17 2006
Signed guards Jose Juan Barea, Pat Carroll and Darius Washington and forward Ndudi Ebi.
August 4 2006
Waived center Pavel Podkolzin.
August 3 2006
Signed forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
August 2 2006
Signed forward Devean George.
July 25 2006
Re-signed guard Jason Terry; named Rolando Blackman director of basketball development.
July 24 2006
Re-signed guard Darrell Armstrong and traded him with forwards Rawle Marshall and Josh Powell to the Indiana Pacers for guard Anthony Johnson.
July 13 2006
Signed guard Greg Buckner and re-signed center Didier Ilunga-Mbenga.
July 12 2006
Traded guard Marquis Daniels to the Indiana Pacers for forward Austin Croshere.
July 1 2006
Signed guard Maurice Ager.
Draft 2006
Selected guards Maurice Ager (28th overall pick) and Danilo Pinnock (58th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to guard Danilo Pinnock to the Los Angeles Lakers for a future second-round pick.
SEASON 2005-06
November 28 2005
Signed forward Adrian Griffin.
November 25 2005
Waived guard Doug Christie.
October 26 2005
Waived guard Tariq Abdul-Wahad.
October 26 2005
Waived forward Kaniel Dickens.
October 21 2005
Waived guard Erick Strickland.
October 18 2005
Waived center Shawn Bradley.
October 3 2005
Signed guards Erick Strickland and Samo Udrih and forward Kaniel Dickens.
August 26 2005
Named Joe Prunty and Rolando Blackman assistant coaches.
August 19 2005
Signed guard Doug Christie and center DeSagana Diop.
August 15 2005
Re-signed guard Darrell Armstrong and waived guard Michael Finley.
August 5 2005
Signed forward Rawle Marshall.
August 2 2005
Signed forward Josh Powell.
May 21 2005
Exercised the contract option on forward Josh Howard through 2006-07.
SEASON 2004-05
March 19 2005
Named Avery Johnson head coach.
March 1 2005
Signed forward Alan Henderson.
February 24 2005
Traded forward Alan Henderson, center Calvin Booth and cash to the Milwaukee Bucks for forward Keith Van Horn.
December 3 2004
Traded guard Dan Dickau to the New Orleans Hornets for guard Darrell Armstrong.
October 29 2004
Waived guard Felipe Lopez and forwards Jason Sasser and Derek Hood.
October 24 2004
Signed guard Felipe Lopez.
October 20 2004
Signed forward Jason Sasser.
October 5 2004
Signed forward Derek Hood.
September 30 2004
Signed guard Avery Johnson.
September 1 2004
Waived guard Jon Stefansson.
August 24 2004
Traded forwards Eduardo Najera and Christian Laettner, the draft rights to guard Luis Flores and forward Mladen Sekularac, two first-round picks and cash to the Golden State Warriors for centers Erick Dampier and Evan Eschmeyer, guard Dan Dickau and the draft rights to guard Steve Logan.
August 4 2004
Traded guard Tony Delk and forward Antoine Walker to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Jason Terry, forward Alan Henderson and a future first-round pick.
July 29 2004
Signed center Pavel Podkolzin.
July 26 2004
Traded forward Danny Fortson to the Seattle SuperSonics for center Calvin Booth.
July 14 2004
Re-signed guard Marquis Daniels and signed center Didier Ilunga-Mbenga.
July 2 2004
Signed guard Devin Harris.
Draft 2004
Selected guard Vassilis Spanoulis (50th overall pick).
Traded forward Antawn Jamison and cash considerations to the Washington Wizards for guard Jerry Stackhouse, forward Christian Laettner and the draft rights to guard Devin Harris; traded a 2005 first-round pick to the Utah Jazz for the draft rights to center Pavel Podkolzin; traded the draft rights to guard Vassilis Spanoulis to the Miami Heat for the draft rights to guard Luis Flores and cash considerations.
SEASON 2003-04
January 30 2004
Signed center Scott Williams.
January 16 2004
Signed center Mamadou N'diaye to a second 10-day contract.
January 6 2004
Signed center Mamadou N'diaye to a 10-day contract.
October 20 2003
Traded guard Jiri Welsch, forward Chris Mills, center Raef LaFrentz and a 2004 first-round pick to the Boston Celtics for guard Tony Delk and forward Antoine Walker.
September 2 2003
Signed guard Jon Stefansson.
August 22 2003
Signed guard Travis Best.
August 18 2003
Traded center Evan Eschmeyer, forward Popeye Jones and guards Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson and Antoine Rigaudeau to the Golden State Warriors for forwards Danny Fortson, Antawn Jamison and Chris Mills and guard Jiri Welsch.
July 28 2003
Signed guard Marquis Daniels.
July 3 2003
Signed forward Josh Howard.
Draft 2003
Selected forward Josh Howard (29th overall pick) and center Xue Yuyang (57th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to center Xue Yuyang to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick.
June 11 2003
Announced they will keep their second-round pick in 2003 and send their second-round pick in 2004 to the Miami Heat to complete a trade for guard Tim Hardaway.
SEASON 2002-03
January 17 2003
Signed guard Antoine Rigaudeau.
January 7 2003
Waived guard Adam Harrington.
November 29 2002
Waived forward Mark Strickland.
November 17 2002
Signed forward Mark Strickland.
October 25 2002
Waived forward Derek Hood.
October 18 2002
Signed forward Walt Williams.
October 1 2002
Signed guards Raja Bell and Adam Harrington, forward Derek Hood and center Kip Christianson; signed guard Michael Redd to an offer sheet.
September 29 2002
Agreed to terms with forward Eduardo Najera.
September 20 2002
Agreed to terms with forward Popeye Jones.
July 30 2002
Re-signed center Raef LaFrentz.