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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban already has a job waiting for Jason Terry whenever the 16-year veteran guard decides to retire. "Sounds good, sounds good, until I'm done and that’s the key,’’ Terry said. "I’m not done yet.’’ By his own admission, Terry is just getting started. While the clock says he’s 37 years old and at the tail end of his illustrious career, Terry sees it from a different perspective. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

April 18, 2015 Updates

Conveniently, Cuban believes that Houston, his team’s first-round opponent in this season’s playoffs, is one of the most one-dimensional teams in the playoffs. “[The biggest difference is] practice time. There’s no more predictable team than the Rockets. You know exactly what they’re gonna do,” he says. “But James Harden is so good. That’s what analytics have begot. Right? Predictability. If you know what the percentages are, in the playoffs, you have time to counter them. Whether you’re good enough to do it is another question. Because they are very talented, and James Harden, I think, is the MVP. Because that’s not a very good team over there.” Grantland

April 17, 2015 Updates

In the playoffs, teams with limited game plans get exposed. Conveniently, Cuban believes that Houston, his team’s first-round opponent in this season’s playoffs, is one of the most one-dimensional teams in the playoffs. “[The biggest difference is] practice time. There’s no more predictable team than the Rockets. You know exactly what they’re gonna do,” he says. “But James Harden is so good. That’s what analytics have begot. Right? Predictability. If you know what the percentages are, in the playoffs, you have time to counter them. Whether you’re good enough to do it is another question. Because they are very talented, and James Harden, I think, is the MVP. Because that’s not a very good team over there.” Grantland

April 15, 2015 Updates

Q: Some people don’t realize you actually work for the organization now – what do you do for the team? Michael Finley: I’ve been working with the team for, I think, two years now. And, I’m pretty much ‘Mark’s assistant’ – Cuban, that is. He’s not big on titles. So, he said if I wanted a title, if anybody happens to ask, just tell them you’re ‘Mark’s assistant.’ So, I accepted that title with open arms. But, my duty really is just trying to learn as much as I can from both Mark and Donny Nelson. And I’m kind of like the liaison between the players, management, and ownership. Try to give Mark a player’s perspective of what’s going on…just trying to make the team a better ‘team’, and make the organization be one of the best in the NBA. Dallas Morning News

April 13, 2015 Updates

Owner Mark Cuban thought enough of the scene Monta Ellis caused at the end of the double-overtime win at Denver to reach out to the Mavericks' shooting guard. Cuban said he could understand how fans and media members felt when they saw Ellis sitting away from the team huddle and staying disengaged in the game that ended with every other teammate up on the bench applauding the play of Raymond Felton. "We texted about it," Cuban said. "He was just feeling funky and it happens sometimes. There's never been a guy that played a lot of minutes that didn't have one game where he was off to his own thoughts. I don't think it's any big deal. Whatever he was thinking about he was thinking about and we move on." Dallas Morning News

April 9, 2015 Updates

Cuban said he doesn't enjoy watching the college game, but his bigger concern is the physical, slow-down style that has become common in the NCAA results in prospects who are poorly prepared to make the jump to the NBA. "If they want to keep kids in school and keep them from being pro players, they're doing it the exact right way by having the 35-second shot clock and having the game look and officiated the way it is," Cuban said Wednesday night. "Just because kids don't know how to play a full game of basketball. "You've got three kids passing on the perimeter. With 10 seconds on the shot clock, they try to make something happen and two other kids stand around. They don't look for anything and then run back on defense, so there's no transition game because two out of five or three out of five or in some cases four out of five kids aren't involved in the play. "It's uglier than ugly, and it's evidenced by the scoring going down. When the NBA went through that, we changed things." ESPN.com

April 6, 2015 Updates

The NBA will host a basketball development camp in Cuba later this month, making it the first major American sports league to conduct official business there since the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Wall Street Journal

April 5, 2015 Updates
April 3, 2015 Updates

Morey and the radio hosts talked about his beef with Mark Cuban and why he's still a big fan of the Mavs' owner. To read about that, click here. On what he thinks Chandler Parsons' ceiling is: "I don't think he has a ceiling. I really think he can be one of the top players in the league. He's on his way. He had one of his best games yesterday [he scored 22 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday], so I do keep track of him. I'm a big fan of Chandler's. I thought he was a great pickup for Dallas. It was more of a contractual thing that made him not a fit here given some of our goals and some of our other constraints we had of players already on the roster. From my vantage point of what I've seen, he's had a fabulous season. I think he can be a cornerstone for a long time for you guys." Dallas Morning News

April 2, 2015 Updates

On Thursday, three hours before his Rockets tipped off against the Mavericks at American Airlines Center, Morey appeared on ESPN Radio's Afternoon Show. Asked whether he believes he and Cuban are friends, Morey was complimentary of the Mavericks owner. For years, the two have been leading panelists at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. "I don't know what he thinks; you'd have to ask him," Morey said. "He's been a friend of the conference. He's obviously a great owner, really changed the NBA in a lot of ways with not only winning, but game presentation. Dallas Morning News

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