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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

Hi all,

I was looking in a magazine for corporate aircraft sales that my dad gave to me and I saw that the Dallas Mavericks DC-9-32 is for sale. Anyone know what is replacing this?

Thanks,
Greg


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User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

I have heard that its gonna be a 757. Can anyone confirm that?


I've flown on 9V-SPK.
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

I don't know what the status is on that. I know Cuban has stopped using the NBA charter program, and charters flights on his own. He just bought a GV for himself, but in Big-D, there are no reports of any possible replacement aircraft.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

the DC-9 is extremely luxurious, I am sure it would be expensive to replace it(the luxury interior etc). Does anyone know if the NBA charter program has typical coach, or are the planes converted into something nicer?
rgds,
blink182



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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

Cuban could have bought a widebody with all the fines he paid by now.

User currently offlinePatches From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Money is no object to this guy, He will buy the finest plane he can get his hands on. A refitted 757 would not surprise me. I would love to have a boss like him.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

USA Today did a spread on Mark Cuban about 10 days ago. It did mention that he was going to be buying a new aircraft with which to charter his team around. As I recall, the article did not state what type aircraft it would be.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

As an aside, if any of you have heard Cuban do interviews, especially on Jim Rome's radio show, the guy is one of the smartest and shrewest people I've ever heard.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Sorry to get off the main topic, but as a reply to Tom_in_NO, I have to add my 2 cents. Cuban may be an intelligent guy, but he is a nuisance to the NBA. He thinks he is above the league and their rules and quite frankly, he makes me sick. I mean, c'mon, the guy has a chart on NBA referees that attempts to prove that they are unfair to the Mavericks. Give me a break. And, after every fine he smugly states how that money means nothing to him. Well, that money may mean something to any number of charities he could help out. He is a complete jerk, in the same class as Daniel Snyder. It's sad that with all the whiny, pampered athletes in pro sports these days that we have guys like Mark Cuban who makes them look good. I lived in Dallas for four years, and went to many Mavs games when they were under the Perot ownership group. Sure, they were not as good a team then, but at least they had an owner with some class. Now they have a little rich boy who's living out his boyhood dream and still acting like a little boy. He is a disgrace.


Pete


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5491 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Not to defend Cuban's antics (they are unseemly, if entertaining), but Cuban has a standing policy that, each time he is fined, he gives an equal amount to charity. Thus far, it appears, he has held true to that policy.


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

According to ESPN The Magazine -- Cuban wanted to buy a 777, but Dallas Love Field could not accomodate such a large aircraft. Therefore, he bought an Iberia 757 and is having it retrofited with showers, a gym, and other amentities.

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Looks like he is spending money like water.

I would like to work for him Big grin


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

i would just like to have his money and not ever have to work

User currently offlineTheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

>> Money is no object to this guy

When money is no object - the objective is no money. This guy is spending his way to the poor house. Billions or not to his name.

Uh, do you know how much water weighs? I seriously doubt that a plane will be equiped for showers. Air Force one is one thing, but not a 757, and not enough water for 12 NBA players.


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Why in the world would he want a 777 for a 12 man basketball team? Yes, there is coaching staff and others who travel with the team, but a 777???? Give me a break!!!!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

TheCroupier-

As far as I know, the A319CJ can be equipped with a shower too, and that is a decidedly smaller aircraft than the 757.

Greg

BTW-Water weighs something like 7 pounds per gallon



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

When the NBAA conference was in town last fall, Boeing had a BBJ on static display. That one had a shower in it, and the 757 that Freeport McMoran had based here was also equipped with showers.

As for my comments about Mark Cuban, I didn't say I'm his biggest fan or that I agree with everything he says or does, I believe my comments were along the lines of his being smart and shrewd. That's like me saying that Carl Icahn is smart and shrewd, but I don't agree with him on much of anything.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

P.S. As for the high-priced, overly sensitive players/owners in sports, at least that's not a problem on the PGA!!!  Smile



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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5491 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

First, if you want more info on the Mavericks' plane, look at this:

http://www.flypiedmont.com/airliner/specs/dc9.htm

Next, I don't know why the poster above suggests the 777 would have any trouble operating out of DAL; BN & DL operated 747-100's out of DAL before DFW opened, and AA opereated DC-10's (sorry, no pics I could find) and there is plenty of runway.


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But to operate a 777 for an NBA team; that would be ridiculous.



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