Found April 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
DALLAS -- One pregame theme in Dallas before Friday's Blazers-at-Mavs meeting was the level of dysfunction in other NBA cities, and the Mavs' lack of blemishes in that department. "I guess my perspective is it makes me realize how fortunate we are here to have very stable ownership and great stability with star players like Dirk (Nowitzki) and Jason Kidd and Jason Terry," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "We haven't gone through things like (the Dwight Howard drama in Orlando). Dirk was a free agent two years ago and he was only interested in being here, and that's what makes him special and makes our situation special. That's what I take from that situation is it just makes me more grateful for what we've had here." The Dallas Mavericks are special in regard to their decade-plus of excellence and their 2010-11 NBA title. And Carlisle wasn't pushing the meme, but rather, just dutifully answering the question. But this year's Mavs...

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