Mark Cuban Bio

1892 WordsFeb 11, 20068 Pages
Mark Cuban is probably the most recognizable owner in the NBA and maybe all of professional sports. With his cheery, enthusiastic attitude, he is just one of the fans. Cuban is an enthusiastic NBA owner who, instead of being a faceless front-office type, is his team's biggest and most vocal fan. When Mark Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks on January 14, 2000, the face of the organization began to change immediately. Once again Mavericks games had a party atmosphere as Reunion Arena rocked with the return of the "Reunion Rowdies." Mavericks games became more than just ordinary NBA games - they were a total entertainment experience. Cuban was not only successful at instilling a sense of pride and passion into Mavericks fans by…show more content…
His new toy would become the largest online purchase in history. In March, Cuban acquired the last item of his spending spree — for $280 million, he purchased his hometown NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks. His enthusiasm proved contagious, as the Mavs ended the season on an impressive winning streak, missing the final playoff birth in the Western Conference by just a few games. Next year, their 10-year absence from the postseason could finally end. As he continues what he calls "his labor of love" with the Mavericks, Cuban is excitedly developing new ideas for a state of the art arena — so advanced that he's started yet another business to market the new technology. Ultimately, Cuban says he plans to stick to his proven success formula for all future endeavors. "When I got into the PC business [I was told], ‘This is the way it's always done. We'll never need a PC. We'll never need audio or video over the Internet… And you shouldn't get so close to your players. And you shouldn't go out there and travel,'" he says. "Shouldn't, shouldn't, shouldn't — is usually an indication I'm doing things right." Cuban has become one of the most controversial NBA team owners in history, piling up a total of more than $1 million in fines, mostly for controversial statements against the league and its referees. In one incident, he said the league's director of officials, Ed Rush, wouldn't be able to manage a Dairy Queen. When Dairy
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