Coop in Europe: Mark Cuban fires back at Deron Williams
"I’m a big D-Will fan, but I’m kind of surprised that he would throw his front office under the bus like that by saying that I would make a difference," Cuban said before the Mavericks’ exhibition game against FC Barcelona Regal. “I would have expected him to say -- like I’d expect one of our guys to say -- ‘Hey I’m so thrilled with the front office and the moves we made and our team that it wouldn’t have mattered what he did.’
"That’s what I expect our guys to say and that’s the way I feel about our team. Again, I’m a big D-Will fan, but it’s not about individual players, it’s about building a team. And I really think we put together a good team for the current team and the future.
"He’s a superstar point guard, but my goal is to build a team. That’s the important thing, to try to win championships.
"I’m flattered that he thought my presence would have made more of a difference than what the Nets’ management did."
The Mavericks face the Nets in Brooklyn on March 1 and at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 20.
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