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Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 9:17 am

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,
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 9:21 am

I have heard that its gonna be a 757. Can anyone confirm that?
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 9:38 am

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.
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 11:09 am

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?
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 11:12 am

Cuban could have bought a widebody with all the fines he paid by now.
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 12:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 1:03 pm

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.

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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 1:20 pm

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)
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Mon Jan 22, 2001 5:16 pm

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.


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Pbb- He Does Give...

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:39 am

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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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:45 am

Looks like he is spending money like water.

I would like to work for him Big grin
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:51 am

i would just like to have his money and not ever have to work
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 6:06 am

>> 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.
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 6:49 am

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!!!!
 
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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 6:54 am

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.

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RE: Dallas Mavericks Aircraft?

Tue Jan 23, 2001 10:43 am

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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A Couple Of Things...

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:19 pm

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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