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Mark Cuban Wants His Mavs in The Eastern Conference Because They ‘Would Not Be Rebuilding’ (VIDEO)
Since the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Title in 2011, they’ve been to the playoffs 4 out of 6 years, but were eliminated in the first round every single time.
Last year was the franchise’s first losing season since the 1999-2000 season, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban acknowledged Sunday night that his team is in a rebuilding mode. However, he did not hesitate to suggest that the Mavs would not be rebuilding if they played in the Eastern Conference.
Harsh statement, but complete facts.
While watching an NBA summer league game recently, Cuban shared his thoughts on the state of his franchise and where his team fits within the current NBA landscape.
“We’re rebuilding. Right?”
“There’s no question about it. If we were in the East, we would not be rebuilding,” Cuban said during the ESPN broadcast. “We’d be handling things completely different. I think I’m going to kidnap [NBA commissioner] Adam Silver and not let him out until he moves us to the Eastern Conference.”
“Given where we are, given where the Warriors are and what’s happening in the Western Conference, it kind of sealed what we have to do.”
This isn’t the first time Mark Cuban has spoken about the realignment of the NBA, as he gave examples back in 2014. Cuban wanted the three NBA teams in Texas (Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs) and the New Orleans Pelicans to be moved to the East. In exchange, the Western Conference would get the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons.
— Bryan Gutierrez (@BallinWithBryan) November 26, 2014