Rolando Blackman – Director of Player Development
One of only two players in Dallas Mavericks history to have his number retired, Rolando Blackman is entering his third season as the team’s Director of Basketball Development. Prior to taking on his current role, he was an Assistant Coach for one season after having served five seasons as a Player Development Coach and two seasons as the Director of Player Development. Blackman had his number 22 retired on March 11, 2000.
Blackman played 13 years in the NBA—11 with the Mavericks and two with the New York Knicks. He was originally drafted by the Mavericks in the first round (9th overall selection) of the 1981 draft. He played on six Dallas Mavericks playoff teams.
The four-time NBA All-Star played with the Mavericks from 1981-92 and is the team’s all-time leading scorer with 16,643 points. Overall he appears in the top 10 in 18 different statistical categories in Mavericks history. He holds Mavericks records in field goals made and attempted (6,487-13,061), free throws made and attempted (3,501-4,166) and starts (781). He owns a multitude of franchise regular season, playoff and rookie records, including consecutive games played without fouling out (865).
Blackman has also served as an assistant coach for the German National team. He helped lead them to a bronze medal at the 2002 World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis. He has four children and resides in Dallas.