Yesterday it was announced that the Dallas Mavericks extended their broadcasting for the next four seasons with local affiliate 103.3 ESPN. 103.3 ESPN has handled the broadcast of Mavericks games since the 2001-2002 season.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with 103.3 ESPN. They have done an incredible job with our broadcasts and we will look forward to many years together.” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was quoted as saying.
The commentators for the broadcast are play-by-play man Chuck Cooperstein and former Dallas Maverick Brad Davis who return for their second year. Brad Davis played for the Dallas Mavericks from 1980 – 1992. When Davis retired he retired as the only player from the first Mavericks team, who started in the NBA as an expansion team in 1980, and was also the first player to have his jersey retired.
103.3 ESPN will also feature pre- and post-game shows, a weekly visit from current Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle as well as various, unannounced player shows throughout the season. I am sure more details will be announced regarding what shows will be hosted when as next season draws closer and the roster becomes cemented. As of now there is no one on the Mavs roster who I feel is guaranteed to return next season outside of Dirk Nowitzki. Though I am a huge fan of Dirk I do not believe he would be receptive to a weekly “The Dirt with Dirk” show or anything of the sort. Jason Terry was a regular last season but his status with the team is as murky as most everyone else’s.