Found July 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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DALLAS - I might characterize Mark Cuban's post-Dwight position as 'stubborn optimism.' Cuban himself would like his comments to be properly framed, presented in context and understood that to him, the failure to successfully court Howard is not necessarily damning to the Mavs. Here, I provides the owner with room for framing and context: "What I said was that we obviously preferred Dwight,"Dallas Mavericksowner Mark Cuban tells DallasBasketball.com and FOXSports in an exclusive interview, referring to a much-ballyhooed remark about the club's good standing despite not securing free agent Dwight Howard. "That is why we went after him. But that was a two-year plan because all we could add around him was going to be minimum(-wage) players." This is an accurate portrayal of Cuban'spre-July 1 thoughts, when he did indeed detail Dallas' so-called "two-year plan," as detailed here. In the owner's view, a max deal for Howard st...
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