Mavericks Sign Forward Maxi Kleber

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Maxi Kleber. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kleber (6-11, 220) spent the last eight seasons playing professionally in Germany and Spain, including the most recent two with Germany’s FC Bayern Munich. In 37 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) games for Bayern Munich last year, he averaged 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks en route to being named a BBL All-Star, All-BBL Second Team and BBL Most Effective Player.

In 17 EuroCup games for Bayern Munich in 2016-17, Kleber averaged 9.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists while being named All-EuroCup Second Team.

Kleber hails from Wurzburg, Germany, the same hometown as Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. He has played for the German national team in international competition, including the 2014 Eurobasket qualification rounds.

That’s What’s Up: Episode 17

Don’t know what’s up? NBA champion Shawn Marion’s got you covered. Feast your ears on episode 17 of his new podcast, as “The Matrix” chops it up with Danny Bollinger on hoops, life and everything in between.

30K Celebration

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks scored his 30,000th career point on Tuesday night becoming only the 6th player in history to do so. In celebration of the milestone, he said he “had a Bud Light for the first time in a long time.“ (B-Roll footage of the press conference can be found HERE.)

In honor of Dirk’s achievement, and to welcome him to this elite club, Bud Light, the official beer of the NBA, delivered 30,000 Bud Lights – one for every point in his career – to the Mavericks offices so the legend could share a brew with the most loyal of MFFLs. Please find photos and video of the delivery in the links below.

Prior to tonight’s game versus the Brooklyn Nets, Bud Light will purchase a Mavs Team Can for fans (21+, 1 per patron) between 6-8pm in the Eighteen 76 Lounge. (Game tickets are required for entry; while supplies last). DJ Joe Ramirez and Mavs Fans will toast to Dirk’s 30k Milestone at 7:45pm.

Also in celebration of this milestone, 5,000 Dirk Bobble Heads will be given away at doors, and Dirk 30K t-shirts will be available at the Mavs Hangar for $19.99.

The DIRKBURGER is on sale throughout the month of March at all Mavs and Stars games for $18 and comes with a DIRK 30K commemorative cup.

MEDIA CONTACT: For questions or access into the Eighteen 76 Club prior to tonight’s game, media should contact Erin Finegold at erin.finegold@dallasmavs.com.

That’s What’s Up: Episode 5

Don’t know what’s up? NBA champion Shawn Marion’s got you covered. Feast your ears on episode five of his new podcast, as “The Matrix” chops it up with Danny Bollinger on hoops, life and everything in between.

The Post Up: Episode 7

Post up with Matt Mosley and Bobby “The BK Brawler” Karalla as they dry humor and stat nerd you to oblivion with all the Mavs news you never knew you needed!

In Episode Seven Matt and Bobby talk about building around Harrison Barnes, the upcoming draft, and the Mavs taking on the Phoenix Suns down in Mexico City.

The Post Up: Episode 3

Post up with Matt Mosley and Bobby “The BK Brawler” Karalla as they dry humor and stat nerd you to oblivion with all the Mavs news you never knew you needed!

Episode three features Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle.

Mavericks and ESPN Release Statements Regarding Coverage

Dallas—The following statements were released today by the Mavericks and ESPN regarding NBA coverage.

Statement from Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban:
“We are appreciative that ESPN will now commit to Mavs fans and all NBA fans with links to local and team provided coverage of every NBA game. This will assure all NBA fans that they will find team specific game reporting for every game of their favorite teams on ESPN. I am very appreciative for all the support, help and consideration that John Skipper of ESPN and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver provided towards this agreement.”

Statement from ESPN President John Skipper:
“There have been several conversations relative to the concerns Mark has raised. Mark and I both agree that content written by individuals on site is much better. To be clear, ESPN has never contemplated automated reporting for our NBA coverage. We remain committed to first-person reporting on the NBA. As we did last year, we plan to continue to be present at most Dallas Mavericks home games. When we are not in the building, our game recaps going forward will continue to utilize AP first-person reports. In all cases, in order for fans to be able to access more game coverage of their favorite team, we will now link to team sites, such as Mavs.com, in our game recaps. I appreciate the role Commissioner Silver played in reaching this resolution.”

Dallas Mavericks Hire new In-arena Dj

OCTOBER 3, 2016 (DALLAS, TX) The Dallas Mavericks have hired a new member of the in-arena entertainment team: DJ Poizon Ivy.

Born Ivy Awino in Nairobi, Kenya, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Ivy attended The Hockaday School and worked as a Mavs BallKid on game-nights for over 6 years.
“I grew-up with the Mavs and I’m a huge fan,” Ivy says. “Somehow I always knew I’d be back and I’m honored to start working for this organization again.”

While attending Marquette University, she found her place at WMUR, the student-run radio station and became “DJ Poizon Ivy.” Since then, she’s shared the stage with the likes of Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, J. Cole, Juicy J and more, always striving to learn and work with the best in the industry.

Now back in Dallas, Ivy has become the official DJ of the Dallas Wings (WNBA) and Skylar Diggins’ Shoot 4 the Sky Basketball Camp Tour.

“We were looking for someone who knows and lives for basketball, but also has an ear for what’s happening in the music world. We believe she is going to elevate our in-game experience and we’re excited to have her on board,” said Jonathan Kornblith, Creative and Game-Day Director.

DJ Poizon Ivy’s first game will be tonight, October 3rd (preseason) versus the Charlotte Hornets.

For additional photography and/ or interview opportunities, contact Erin Finegold at erin.finegold@Dallasmavs.com or 214.415.9183.

Photo Credit: Danny Bollinger/ Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks Media day and Training Camp Information

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks today announced the details for 2016 Mavericks Media Day and Training Camp presented by bedgear.

The Mavericks will open Training Camp by holding its annual Media Day at 12:45 pm on September 26 at American Airlines Center. This yearly event provides the opportunity for credentialed media to shoot photos, video and conduct interviews with Mavericks players and coaches as they tip-off the 2016-17 season.

Please park in the Lexus garage and enter at the employee entrance. We will NOT provide power strips, ladders, extension cords, etc., so please remember to bring all the equipment you need.

Individual press conferences with Head Coach Rick Carlisle, forward Dirk Nowitzki, forward Harrison Barnes, guard Wesley Matthews and center Andrew Bogut will be conducted in Interview Room 1 beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Season credentials will not be ready on media day but will be distributed during training camp. As you know, parking is extremely limited but we will do the best we can to accommodate your needs.

The Mavericks will practice daily beginning on September 27 at 9:30 a.m. Media availability will be offered at the end of each morning session.

The annual open practice (formally Fan Jam) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28. The event is free to the public and doors open at 11 am. The practice starts at noon.

All practice sessions will be held on the Mavericks practice court located off the event level of American Airlines Center. Those attending media availability can park in the Lexus garage located at the corner of Houston Street and All-Star Way.

The full Training Camp presented by bedgear schedule is listed below and the Mavericks Training Camp roster is attached.

Mavericks Media day and Training Camp Information

Mavericks Media day and Training Camp Information

Mavericks Media day and Training Camp Information

DATE EVENT TIME(S)
Mon. Sept. 26 Media Day 12:45-4pm*
Tue. Sept. 27 Practice 9:30am* & 4:30pm
Wed. Sprt. 28 Open Practice 12pm-1pm*
Thu. Sept. 29 Practice 9:30am* & 4:30pm
Fri. Sept. 30 Practice 10:30am*

*open to media