The Dallas Mavericks lost a key piece of their organization and an original Mav when Keith Grant retired after 42 years of service in June. Grant joined the organization before their first season in 1980, and he stuck through the 2021-2022 campaign. Grant held several titles throughout his tenure from scout to assistant general manager, and he was a beloved member of the organization.
The Mavs are going to show their appreciation for Grant on Sunday against the Orlando Magic as they will honor him at halftime. Fans may not be familiar with Grant, but he was a key piece of the organization and the front office for more than four decades, and he deserves to be recognized.
The Mavericks host the Magic on the second night of a back-to-back set on Sunday. Not only will supporters be able to catch the tribute to Grant, but 2022 number one overall pick Paolo Banchero will be in the building to face Dallas. Here is a closer look at why fans should head out to the American Airlines Center on Oct. 30.
Dallas Mavericks to honor longtime executive Keith Grant on Oct. 30
Luka Doncic is white-hot to begin the season and is coming off a 41-point triple-double in an overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. Fans know the 23-year-old superstar will have a bit of extra juice as the team honors the longtime executive.
The Magic are 0-5 to start the season, but they are full of young talent. Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner will lead Orlando’s charge as they look to play spoiler on Sunday night. Will the number one pick have another 20-point game in Dallas?
Fans saw during Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey retirement that the Dallas Mavericks know how to honor a legend. Keith Grant is a front-office legend, and fans should expect a moving ceremony. Do not miss Sunday’s game, and please enjoy the show.