Donnie Nelson talked about the future Monday. Following a disastrous week for the Mavericks, he obviously didn't have much to be positive about.
The Mavericks president of basketball operations attempted to sound upbeat when talking about fielding a playoff contender for the upcoming season. But disappointment overshadowed all.
Not landing Deron Williams has left the Mavericks franchise looking average at best with little to be excited about going forward. But Nelson said he had no regrets on how the franchise attempted to land most likely the biggest name in this summer's free agency class.
"We were in position to get a superstar, which is how you win championships in this league, so there are no regrets whatsoever," Nelson said on 103.3's Ben and Skin Show KESN-FM. "We would have done everything the same way."
Not only did the Mavericks miss out on Williams, guards Jason Terry and Jason Kidd cornerstone pieces to the Mavs' 2011 title team both have agreed to join new teams.