Dallas Mavericks: Frisco

Name finalists for Frisco D-League team

April, 1, 2010
4/01/10
1:39
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Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and co-owner Evan Wyly announced Wednesday night that the D-League team that will debut next season in Frisco is down to its final three name nominations.

After Nelson and Wyly solicited fan suggestions for some five months -- drawing responses from as far away as China and Australia -- those three finalists are: Texas Legends, Texas Shooters and Texas Stallions.

Have to admit, though, that none of the above do it for me.

Excited as I'll be to have a D-League franchise in town -- which means new waves of NBA scouts and personnel folks flying into DFW every season -- I think Texas Prospectors would have made tons more sense.

Calling this team the Prospectors would not only be a nod to the state's rich oil-industry tradition but also invoke the very nature of the D-League, where NBA prospects try to make it to the big time.

I'll concede calling them the Frisco Kids was probably a more popular submission, but I know that the team's management wanted to be known as a Texas franchise as opposed to a mere Frisco franchise.

Mavs' D-League team loses its GM

December, 1, 2009
12/01/09
1:07
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The Mavericks' NBA D-League team in Frisco has yet to play a game, but it's already lost a key member of the front office.

Del Harris, who was announced as the general manager of the Frisco team on Nov. 5, accepted an assistant coaching position with the New Jersey Nets on Monday.

“Wow, our first NBA call-up and we don’t even have a name yet.” owner Donnie Nelson said Monday. “It’s only fitting that it’s Del Harris. He’s been a trailblazer and innovator throughout his decorated career."

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