Mark Cuban Rumors
In an interview with the sports-talk radio station The Ticket, Cuban said he sees DeAndre Jordan as a franchise player. On the Clippers, Jordan was playing behind superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. “We see him as “Shaq-like” but never having been given the opportunity,” Cuban told the radio show. “We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player.”
Q: Do you feel like Matthews and Jordan were a package deal? Mark Cuban: In no way, shape, or form. We committed to Wes before we committed to DeAndre. They weren’t a package deal. Wes was coming whether or not DeAndre came.
Q: Who knew Parsons was not just a pretty face, but a recruiter as well? Mark Cuban: I told Chandler when he retires, he’s running the sales for all my companies.
Then, there was the friendship, influence and history of doing basketball business — lots of basketball business — that Fegan has with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The Mavs landed another Fegan client, Chandler Parsons, to a three-year, $46 million deal just last summer. Apparently, Parsons is paid mostly as a free-agent recruiter, because he made more of an impact dining with Jordan this week than he did on the floor all season.
Jinno Rufino: Source say Mark Cuban gave Deandre Jordan shares of Avion. #NBAFreeAgencyFrenzy: 55 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Free agent center DeAndre Jordan has informed Mavs owner Mark Cuban & coach Rick Carlisle he is coming to Dallas, sources told Yahoo Sports.: 55 more rumors
Arash Markazi: I’m told Parsons and Cuban visited Jordan this morning. They were basically attached to his hip during this process.: 55 more rumors
Mark Medina: I can also confirm @Marc Stein that DeAndre Jordan met w/ Mavericks & Mark Cuban tonight. Lakers plan to meet with Jordan tomorrow
Billionaire Mark Cuban has placed a bet on Unikrn, a startup that lets users gamble on esports videogame competitions, as part of a $7 million funding round led by venture-capital firm Binary Capital. The round, which brings Unikrn to a total of $10 million raised, was joined by investors including Advancit Capital, Freelands Group, 500 Startups, Indicator Ventures and Tabcorp, an Australian wagering and media company.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs have DeAndre Jordan meeting Wednesday morning, LaMarcus Aldridge that afternoon. Both in LA. Mavs’ recruiting committee: Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons. Dirk is available this week if needed.: 55 more rumors
“If we started with 11-year-olds and started programs that schools could opt-in to or parents could opt their kids into and they were full development programs and were year-round and maybe took away the expense of middle school basketball from local schools, build facilities that are in community, I think we could have an impact. You start off just by becoming a part of the fabric of the community so that basketball is a foundation for helping kids and then expand the program from there, so that those kids who got better and better and better, I think they’d be even better, so there’s the self-interest. “And I think there’d be a lot less of the exploitation, which is important. You start with 11-year-olds, 11-14 and then 14-16 and then 16-18, so you expand it as each class goes through. Then I think we’ve accomplished something.”
Cuban envisions a system in which the NBA gets involved before prospects can even grow mustaches. The European professional franchises have club teams. Why shouldn’t the NBA? “It should be bottom up instead of top down,” Cuban told ESPN.com. “We can have the most impact by starting with 11-year-olds and working in the community than by just starting with high school graduates.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is donating $5 million to Indiana University, his alma mater, for a new technology center that will give students a leg up in the business world and possibly a competitive advantage to Hoosier sports teams.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is donating $5 million to Indiana University, his alma mater, for a new technology center that will give students a leg up in the business world and possibly a competitive advantage to Hoosier sports teams. An official announcement came Friday in Bloomington. The new Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology will be built inside Assembly Hall, where the Hoosiers’ basketball teams play. Cuban says students and coaches will have access to 3-D, multicamera and virtual reality technology, some of which isn’t even available commercially yet. The Dallas Mavericks team owner says he came up with the idea as he looked for ways to give his team a competitive advantage in the NBA, and thought the Hoosiers should have the same advantages.
Jeff Zillgitt: Mark Cuban Foundation donates to U of Michigan scientists, physicians to study “how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear.” Here is the link to Mark Cuban Foundation’s funding of HGH/ACL study: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201506/mark-cuban-acl