Saturday home game vs. Hornets will be Mark Cuban’s 20th year as Mavs owner
The Dallas Mavericks are looking to take full advantage of their generous six-game homestand that will begin with a visit from the Brooklyn Nets. However, it appears the following game against the Charlotte Hornets will hold some extra significance for Mavs team owner Mark Cuban.
This week’s matchup against the hornets will mark 20 years since Cuban has been the owner of the Mavs, via Marc Stein of The New York Times:
It’s going to be an emotional weekend in Mavsland: Saturday’s home date against Charlotte marks 20 years of team ownership for Mark Cuban, whose agreement to buy the team from Ross Perot Jr. was struck Jan. 4, 2000
Cuban had established himself as a well-known entrepreneur and investor prior to becoming a prominent figure in the NBA, however, it is safe to say that buying the Mavs have been one of his crowning achievements. After all, the new position took him to heights he likely never would have achieved as just a successful businessman.
Of course, Cuban’s tenure has not come without its fair share of controversy thanks to his reputations as one of the most passionate and boisterous team owners in all of sports. It is safe to say that there are few people that have been fined more than he has over the years.
Regardless, there is no question that his charismatic approach and genuine love for the game has resonated with Mavs fans. More importantly, he has done what he can to give them something to root for over the past two decades by putting a quality product on the floor.