Mavs owner Mark Cuban 'wide open' to being VP candidate for either Trump, Clinton

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Thursday said he is "wide open" to the conversation around him becoming a vice presidential candidate and is looking forward to discussing that possibility with Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, should they ask for a meeting.

"What makes me a different candidate for vice president is that I'm a geek working in the tech industry," Cuban told ESPN Radio's "Capital Games" podcast. "It's important for presidential candidates to be tech savvy. None are right now.''

Cuban called himself "fiercely independent" and said he is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Still, he confirmed that he has been in touch with Clinton aides after saying publicly that he'd be willing to discuss a spot on her ticket.

"I'm wide open to it," Cuban said. "In terms of discussing the vice presidency, I got asked the question, 'Would I consider it?' And the answer is yes."

While he hasn't been in touch with Trump's camp, Cuban -- who has been critical of what he calls Trump's lack of substance as a candidate -- said he'd be willing to discuss a spot on the ticket.

"It's not really a matter of whether or not I agree with them," Cuban said. "It's a matter about whether or not I can add value and whether or not I can impact any perspective and hopefully have a positive impact on the country.

"I'm not here to tell you that I'm the only person capable of doing this. I'm not. I'm not here to tell you I'm the smartest person capable of doing this. I'm not. But what I am -- what I will say that I am -- is that I'm willing. And sometimes that's the big difference."

When asked his odds to be on either ticket in November, Cuban said, "Slim to none," before adding, "but slim hasn't left town yet."

Cuban said if he were to seek office, he would not sell the Mavericks.

"I would remove myself from the group of decision-makers,'' Cuban said. "It would be put in a trust. I wouldn't be able to deal with it on a daily basis. I wouldn't have to sell it.''