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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dahntay Jones says goodbye, keeps beard

By Tim MacMahon

Coop and Nate discuss the Mavericks acquiring Anthony Morrow from the Hawks in exchange for Dahntay Jones just before the NBA trade deadline.

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DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle made a point to praise Dahntay Jones after the deal that sent the veteran swingman to Atlanta in exchange for 3-point specialist Anthony Morrow.

“He’s a pro,” Carlisle said of Jones, which the coach considers the ultimate compliment.

Owner Mark Cuban chimed in with a similar comment via Twitter.
Much respect and thanks to @dahntay1 .Total pro who always gives 100pct. Wish him nothing but the best going forward. Thanks Tay.

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 21, 2013
Jones, Dallas’ player union representative, was a popular guy in the Mavs’ locker room. He was one of the originators of several Mavs’ pact not to shave until the team gets back to .500. And Jones vows to stick to his word even while playing for the Hawks.
“@espn_macmahon: Big question now: Does Dahntay Jones get to shave?” Not until my guys get to .500.

— Dahntay (@dahntay1) February 21, 2013

Thanks @dallasmavs and fans for a great time in the Big D. I'm going to miss the great fans and my teammates.

— Dahntay (@dahntay1) February 21, 2013