Found October 09, 2012 on The Kevin Burke Project:
PLAYERS: Mark Cuban
TEAMS: Dallas Mavericks
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Here’s the story, apparently when Derron Williams went to Dallas to meet with Mark Cuban and the rest of the organization, Cuban was a no show!Yup. Mark Cuban was instead at a taping of his tv series, Shark Tank.When asked if that had any weight on his decision to stay in Brooklyn, Williams had this to say:“Of course. A lot of the questions that me and my agent had for them really...
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Mark Cuban no-show swayed Deron Williams

Mark Cuban was too busy on the Los Angeles set of his TV show "Shark Tank" to come to a July meeting with then-free agent Deron Williams in New York, costing the Dallas Mavericks any chance of landing him, according to the Brooklyn Nets point guard.Williams had two teams in mind when he become a free agent this summer his hometown Mavericks and his previous team, the Nets...

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Dallas Mavericks hang out in Berlin

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