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Friday, December 18, 2009
NBA trying to poach Mavs' top scout

By Marc Stein

This week's Weekend Dime details the NBA's attempts to hire away Mavericks director of scouting Amadou Fall to run the league's new offices coming soon in Africa.

The Senegal native has been a trusted advisor to Mavs owner Mark Cuban and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson for much of the decade and played a key role in the selection of prized rookie guard Rodrigue Beaubois in the June draft.

The Weekend Dime can be found here. An excerpt on the NBA's pursuit of the man known leaguewide as Gallo: