Dallas Mavericks legend to wear number 24: Mark Aguirre
The first overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft out of DePaul, Mark Aguirre made an instant impact on the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 18.7 points per game as a rookie which was second on the team.
His instant impact turned into long-time influence, as he finds himself all over the statistical leaderboard for the Mavs. He rankings in the top ten in franchise history in points, assists, steals, games played, and triple-doubles. His 24.6 points per game average as a Maverick remains second highest in team history, behind only Luka Doncic and ahead of the best player in franchise history and future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki. Aguirre was a three-time All-Star with the Mavs.
After eight seasons in Dallas, he would be traded to the Detroit Pistons for Adrian Dantley. Aguirre won two NBA championships as a member of the “Bad Boys”. Following his four-season run in Detroit, Aguirre would finish his career as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers before retiring in 1994.
After his playing career, he would spend seven seasons as an assistant coach for the Pacers and Knicks, finally walking away from basketball entirely in 2008.
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