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Dwight Powell to coach in the Basketball Without Borders Asia

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DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will be one of several National Basketball Association players who will put on their coaching hats and coach in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia.

Powell, other NBA players, NBA assistant coaches and former WNBA players will be coaching the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories will participate in the event, which will be held May 30-June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region.

Mavs head athletic trainer, Casey Smith, will serve as the […]

Stephen Silas joins Rick Carlisle’s staff as the Mavs’ lead assistant coach, Melvin Hunt goes to the Hawks

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DALLAS — Stephen Silas signed a multi-year contract today to become the lead assistant coach for Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, who announced the transaction via text.

Silas replaces Melvin Hunt, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant on Carlisle’s staff before joining the staff of new Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce earlier this week.

Generally regarded as one of the NBA’s top assistant coaches, Silas was an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets for the past eight seasons. Before that he was an assistant coach with Golden State (2006-’10), a scout with Washington (2005-’06), an assistant coach with […]

Yogi Ferrell’s commitment to foster care

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GARLAND – Becoming an integral part of Jonathan’s Place and all that it stands for was a natural fit for Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell.

Jonathan’s Place is a foster care and adoption program that provides a safe place, a loving home, and specialized services to children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Given that Ferrell’s mother was neglected and grew up in foster care, quiet naturally, her son would connect with such a dynamic organization.

“Growing up was rough for her and she came out on top and has been a great parent, especially giving support for me and my […]

History of the No. 5 pick shows Mavs could get a good one on draft night

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The Mavericks didn’t win the lottery. Fate played a cruel joke on us all when Dallas — which won an earlier tiebreaker against Atlanta to move up to the No. 3 spot in the lotto order — was passed up by those very same Hawks last week, along with the Sacramento Kings. It’s the second year in a row the Kings have gotten lucky on draft night, while the Mavs are again left wanting more — although last year turned out OK for them.

At the end of it all, after the ping pong balls and superstitious rituals […]

Dennis Smith Jr. named to All-Rookie Second Team

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Dunk of the Night: Dennis Smith Jr.

Dennis Smith Jr. steals the ball away from Julius Randle and races down the court before showing off for a 360-degree finish.

DALLAS – The NBA announced today that guard Dennis Smith Jr. was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. It marks the second year in a row that Dallas has had a player earn NBA All-Rookie Team honors (Yogi Ferrell was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 2016-17).

Smith (6-3, 195) averaged 15.2 […]