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Mavericks face tough decisions

With trade deadline approaching, Mark Cuban & Co. must focus on the long term

Updated: February 8, 2013, 9:42 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

The best sports organizations make tough, unpopular decisions all of the time.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has done it before, like when he let Steve Nash walk away years ago. Or, more recently, when he blew up the 2011 championship team for a hope and a prayer.

Obviously, the decisions don't always work out, but a fear of failure can't ever be part of the decision-making process.

It's time for Cuban to make another tough decision.

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