Broadcast Info: Mavericks fans can watch the team in Dallas on KTXA television (TXA-21) or FSN Southwest (with the exceptions of TNT & ABC exclusives). The TXA-21 broadcast includes a full one hour pre-game featuring Gina Miller & Derek Harper. The FSN Southwest broadcasts include the half-hour “Mavericks Live” pre-game show with Dana Larson and Bob Ortegel. Calling all the action on both TXA-21 and FSN Southwest telecasts are Mark Followill and Derek Harper. Followill is in his third year doing play-by-play for the TV broadcast after spending five years as the play-by-play voice for the Mavericks on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM.
Brad Davis joins Followill after eleven seasons as the radio broadcast color analyst. Davis, who over the last 27 years has served the Mavericks as a player, coach and community services/camps representative, is in first full season as the club’s TV color analyst.
Mark Followill – Television Play-By-Play
Mark Followill enters his sixth season as the television play-by-play voice and his tenth overall with the team. Prior to his move to television, Followill served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Mavericks on ESPN 103.3 FM for four seasons.
Followill has also been a play-by-play announcer for NFL games on the Sports USA Radio Network, college basketball on the Mountain West Sports Network, regional college football broadcasts on FSN Southwest and TXA21, and NBA and WNBA broadcasts for ESPNRadio.
Followill came to the Mavericks after having worked for seven years at KTCK in Dallas where he cohosted a nightly talk show, served as sports anchor for the afternoon drivetime’s show The Hardline and hosted the Dallas Cowboys pre- and post-game shows from 1995 to 2000. Followill also served as the play-by-play voice for SMU football in 1999 and 2000 on KTCK.
Prior to working at KTCK, Followill worked at the Texas State News Network, KTOK in Oklahoma City and KDNT in Denton, Texas.
Followill attended North Texas from 1989 to 1992 where he worked at the campus radio station, KNTU.
Followill won awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for the state’s best play-by-play broadcast in 2004 and 2005 and received a Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas in 2002 for Best Play-by-Play Sportscast.
Derek Harper – Television Analyst
Derek Harper begins his second season as the Mavericks television analyst. Harper is no stranger to the Mavericks broadcast after anchoring Mavericks’ pre- and postgames shows for the TXA-21 in Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as working as a weekend sports anchor with the station since 2005.
Harper played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Mavericks, Knicks, Magic and Lakers.
Harper was originally selected by the Mavericks with their top pick (11th overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft. He led the Mavericks to the Playoffs six times, including the franchise’s first-ever trip to the Western Conference Finals in 1988.
He played in all 82 games four times and competed in 75 or more games in nine of his 12 seasons in Dallas.
To this day, Harper remains one of the most decorated Mavericks of all time and is still the franchise’s leader in assists (5,111) and steals (1,551). Harper also ranks in the Top 10 in 13 other statistical categories, including points, field goals, three-point field goals, free throws, minutes and games.
Harper was born on Oct. 13, 1961 in Elberton, Ga., and has four children, Darius, Danielle, Dana and Daria. He resides in Dallas.
Jeff “Skin” Wade – Television Analyst
Jeff “Skin” Wade is in his fourth full season as Mavericks analyst after joining the broadcast midway through the 2008-09 season.
He brings a quirky personality and strong basketball knowledge, and is also a big part of the interactive components of the home game telecasts.
Skin can be heard weekdays from 2pm to 6pm on 105.3 The Fan as half of the Ben and Skin Show, which he cohosts with Ben Rogers. Good friends since high school, Ben and Skin came up through the DFW media ranks due in large part to their Mavericks Postgame duties for KTCK, starting back in the 2002-03 season.
Skin was born and raised in the Metroplex and holds a B.A. in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas.
He’s obsessed with hoops, old-school hip-hop, art flicks and his wife Tricia, and their two kids, Maya and Desmond. He is the exact opposite of a scratch golfer.
The Mavericks home on radio in the Metroplex is ESPN 103.3 FM (KESN). ESPN will broadcast all preseason, regular season, and playoff games. All preseason, regular season, and playoff games will also be broadcast in Spanish on KZMP 1540 AM ESPN Deportes.
Chuck Cooperstein – Radio Play-By-Play
Chuck Cooperstein is in his eighth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Mavericks on ESPN 103.3 FM.
Cooperstein has been a regular on the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene since 1984 and has been an anchor on ESPN 103.3 FM since the station’s inception in 2001. He also co-hosts the “Coop and Nate” show with former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl guard Nate Newton weekday afternoons.
Cooperstein’s extensive sports broadcasting background includes play-by-play stints with TCU and the University of Texas football, as well as TCU, Texas A&M and SMU basketball. He has broadcast Dial Global Radio Network NCAA Basketball since 1991, Dial Global college football since 1995, and this year began broadcasting NFL games for Dial Global, while continuing to host Dial Global’s NCAA Football Insider. He has also hosted the Dallas Cowboys pregame shows. In addition, he has received a Katie Award for his play-by-play expertise from the Dallas Press Club.
The New York City native has a bachelor of science in broadcasting from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Karen, were married in August 2010. They have one son, Jeffrey, who is 16 years old.
Brad Davis – Radio Analyst
Brad Davis is in his 12th season with the Mavericks in the player development area. This marks his second term as a coach with the team.
Davis, who over the past 30 years has served the Mavericks as a player, coach and community services/camps representative, is also the team’s color analyst on all ESPN 103.3 FM broadcasts this season. Prior to his TV stint in 2007-08, he had worked in the same capacity on radio for nine years.
In 1993-94, Davis did analysis on Mavericks road television games and served as radio analyst on home games. He also contributed radio analysis on home broadcasts for the first part of the 1992-93 season before spending the final 48 games of that season as an assistant coach to Mavericks interim head coach Gar Heard.
From 1993 to 1995, Davis was a Mavericks assistant coach on Dick Motta’s coaching staff. In 1992, Davis retired as one of only 15 players in NBA history to play 15 seasons. He is the Mavericks all-time leader in games played with 883. On Nov. 14, 1992, Davis became the first Maverick to have his jersey retired when his No. 15 was raised to the rafters. Davis was the final member of the Mavericks 1980-81 charter season team to retire. He lasted eight years longer with Dallas than any other member of that squad. Davis won five straight Favorite Maverick Awards from 1982 to 1986. For his NBA career, Davis averaged 8.2 points on 51.0 percent shooting in 961 games. As a Maverick, Davis averaged 8.6 points on 51.0 percent shooting with 5.1 assists in 883 games. He began his career in 1977 as a Lakers first-round draft pick (15th overall) out of Maryland.
During the offseason, Davis continues his love of coaching by working with promising college and high school athletes to prepare them for the NBA. He lives in Arlington with his wife, Kelli, and his children, Erin, Mike and Cara.
Victor Villalba – Spanish Radio Play-By-Play
Victor Villalba enters his eighth season as the Mavericks Spanish play-by-play announcer and can be heard on Univision Radio 1270 AM, “La Voz del Pueblo,” along with weekly call-in programming during the regular season. During his tenure with the perennial contender of the NBA, Villalba has been a part of the NBA’s Read to Achieve initiative along with being part of the club’s Speakers Bureau, engaging students in schools throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth.
After he arrived in DFW as an assignment editor in the Univision newsroom, his first call to the microphone came in 1996 as the Spanish color analyst for the Dallas Cowboys, and by the 1997 season he was also producing and hosting television programming. In 2002 Villalba’s role expanded to include play-by-play duties, executive producing of television and radio properties, and affiliate relations for the expanding networks of the Silver and Blue with stations in the U.S. and Mexico. In 2010 a Time Warner Cable association with Fox Sports Southwest added Texas Rangers play-by-play to his busy schedule, working a select number of regular season games alongside former Texas Ranger and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Guzman.
Villalba, a resident of Coppell, Texas, and his wife Olga, have two daughters, Katia Michelle and Kristina Marie. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in finance and received an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
ESPN Radio Affiliates
Mavs games heard on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex can also be heard on the following affiliate stations in the surrounding area:
KTBB AM (600 AM) — Tyler
KYZS AM (1490 AM) — Tyler
KBBW AM (1010 AM) – Waco
KEES AM (1430 AM) — Longview
KSML AM (1260 AM) — Lufkin
KMHT AM (1450 AM) – Marshall
If you can’t hear Mavs broadcasts on your local affiliate listed above, please call the affiliate and direct them to call Jeff Catlin, Program Director, at 214-526-2400 – ESPN Radio 103.3 FM.