Dallas Stars: Mark Cuban

Most Beloved: Vote for Enamored Eight

March, 17, 2012
Who advanced and who didn't?

Sometimes, love hurts. And while some of your favorites -- Pudge Rodriguez, Michael Young, Mark Cuban, Jimmy Johnson, Ron Washington, Bob Lilly, Jason Witten and Josh Hamilton -- didn't make the cut, take a look at who's left!

Your voting determined our Enamored Eight, and now you have until Sunday to vote and decide who advances to the Fantastic Four of our Metroplex Most Beloved sports figure bracket.

It's much harder this time around. The matchups:

* No. 1 seed Roger Staubach vs. No. 9 Michael Irvin
* No. 4 Tom Landry vs. No. 5 Dirk Nowitzki
* No. 2 Emmitt Smith vs. No. 7 Mike Modano
* No. 3 Troy Aikman vs. No. 6 Nolan Ryan.

Choose wisely by voting here through Sunday. And join the discussion afterward.

Special guest slated for Heroes Celebrity game

June, 29, 2011
Add a famous newcomer to the always power-packed lineup of celebrity athletes that will be on hand for the ninth-annual Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at 6 p.m. on July 9 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trail).

Joining the famous faces of Mike Modano, Mark Cuban, Bradie James, DeMarcus Ware, Donnie Nelson, Everson Walls, Jason Witten and Dave Annabel, among others, will be none other than the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the NBA's championship trophy won by the 2011 Dallas Mavericks. In lieu of playing in the game, the trophy will stick around and pose with fans for pictures.

Tickets are $5, $7, $12 and $15 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com (1-800-745-3000) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on July 9. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Money raised from the game will benefit the children's charities of The Heroes Foundation and The Mike Modano Foundation.

Stars, AAC control still interest Mark Cuban

November, 14, 2010
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's name has come up again as being interested in taking the NHL's Dallas Stars off the hands of distressed owner Tom Hicks, that according to a report north of the border from John Shannon of Sportsnet.ca.

Cuban is interested in gaining full control of the American Airlines Center, something he could accomplish by owning both of the buildings' professional sports tennants. On Saturday night, Cuban reiterated his interest in the Stars for that reason, but he said little progress has been made toward a sale that would involve himself.

Cuban said he has been contacted and has had discussions with a half-dozen prospective ownership partners over about year's time, but he added via email, "None of whom are close to doing a deal because of the price tag."

"Nothing has changed," Cuban said. "I have always said I would talk to any interested buyer if I can get control of the arena. I continue to talk to all those that have come through, just as I have the last year."

Cuban and Houston businessman Jim Crane recently tried to purchase the Texas Rangers, but were outbid in an auction by the group headed by Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg.

Owner speculation: Doug Miller

February, 11, 2010
Those of you that follow youth and minor league hockey in the Dallas-Fort Worth area know the name Doug Miller. He's been a stalwart when it comes to developmental hockey in this area, going from a fan to an owner. He currently owns the Allen Americans, the Stars' CHL affiliate, and still owns the Dallas Stars AAA Midget team.

Miller was interested in buying the club the last time Tom Hicks put the team up for sale, in 2002. Hicks decided not to sell after he didn't get the value he wanted for the franchise. Plus, the NHL was just a few years away from a lockout.

So is he interested in joining (or leading) a group to purchase the Stars this time? I talked to Miller by phone Thursday afternoon and asked him.

"I have no comment," Miller said.

OK. And no one, including Mike Modano, is saying who it was that Mark Cuban talked to about a minority ownership in the team, either. Modano is also interested in getting involved with an ownership group.

But Miller is a hockey guy and he's local. He knows plenty of folks in the area and certainly could look into forming an ownership group. And his experience in owning the other clubs couldn't hurt if he jumped into this process.

Of course, he's got a day job to worry about, too. He's in the oil and gas business as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Exco Resources, Inc., which counts T. Boone Pickens among its directors.

Anyway, it's a name to keep an eye on as this process gets going. And things have just started as Hicks Sports Group hired an investment adviser to find new investors, including the possibility of selling majority stake in the club.

Cuban talks about his interest in Stars

February, 10, 2010
Mark Cuban talked to Galloway & Company on 103.3 ESPN Radio today about his interest in the Stars. Cuban said he talked to someone who is interested in buying the club about being a minority owner.

"I'm not looking to outright buy the team," Cuban said. "I have talked to somebody who is interested in buying the team and I told them I would try to help them get a deal done. From my end, I like hockey, I'm a fan, but I'm not a hockey guy. l'm not going to lie and pretend I can come in and bring the energy that I try to bring to the Mavs.

"But because they are a partner in the American Airlines Center, they are going to be a business partner no matter what. If I can help facilitate the right deal and a deal that is going to help the AAC, or help get what I think is a good deal done, I will."

You can read the rest of the story here.