After the horrible decade that was the 90's for the Dallas Mavericks many fans have jumped on band wagon throughout out the last 12 years. Even NBA Superstar
Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, a Dallas area native made a comment to point it out.
“But it's funny because there wasn't a lot of Mavericks fans when I was a kid. But now all of a sudden, everybody's a Mavericks fan” Bosh said.
And now we're coming off a horrendous first week and watching many of those fans jump ship as the Mavs possibly face the rebuilding process, or calling for Dirk's release. But Mavericks' GM Donnie Nelson went on ESPN Radio's “Ben and Skin Show” to discuss the future according to Jon Machota of dallasnews.com.
“We were in position to get a superstar, which is how you win championships in this league, so there are no regrets whatsoever,” Nelson said.. “We would have done everything the same way.”
But ESPNDallas.com say it was Chuck
Cooperstein and Tim MacMahon who had the conversation.
“No, shoot, we were on the 5-yard line and felt good about it,” Nelson told Chuck Cooperstein and Tim MacMahon on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. ”We were in a position to get a superstar, which is how you win championships in this league, so there are no regrets, none whatsoever. We would have done everything the same way. We didn't punch it in the end zone. You can sit there and feel sorry for yourself or pick yourself up by the boot straps and jump back in the saddle.”
xibility is a good thing with the new CBA and there are a list of free agents in 2013 that are very desirable including Andrew Bynum who is interested in joining the Dallas Mavericks. Donnie Nelson reiterated that point.
“We’re in a position, especially with the way the new CBA is going to kick in next summer, we’re in a position to have flexibility,” he said. “Look, it didn’t work out for us in the short term. All you can do is move on. We were in position to get the job done. We respect [Williams'] decision. It’s something that’s a tough pill to swallow. But at this point, we’re on to the next options.”
Donnie Nelson also talked about immediate plans to rectify the situation and keep the Dallas Mavericks competitive, but getting a star in 2013 or via trade seems to be the priority still.
“I said it before, to win in this league, to win championships, you've got to have stars and so we're looking at the possibility of doing that via trade. We've got some (trade) exceptions that we have,” Nelson said. “If there's some young players that we think have upside and can be rotation players and we can pick off some of those (in free agency), yes, we're in the market for that. But, we won't do anything that will jeopardize the opportunity to get a star.”
That might calm down that fans who are fearful that the painful process of rebuilding is ahead. Many are calling this “Mavageddon” and a return to the 90s is imminent. Donnie Nelson says absolutely not.
“We’re absolutely not looking to tear up the season next year,” he said.
The Mavs are still looking at free agents like Ramon Sessions.
“You never know,” he said, “with a little luck and with some mid-season trade stuff that may come to fruition, you just never know.”
The Mavericks haven't missed a playoff in 12 years, since the 1999-2000 season.