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Tell me about Mark Cuban.....

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Arkyvarminter, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I know who he is but that's it. I don't watch the NBA so know little about him. I just watched a video where he schooled Skip Bayless and make Skip look bad and I loved it. One other question, would you want him owning the Cowboys?
     
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    He's filthy rich and looks like he has a great time with his money.

    He's also kind of got that "Jay Cutler; looking plastered drunk even when stone sober" appearance about him.
     
  3. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    He made his fortune from creating HD TVs, and I think he had something to do with the SportsCenter bottom line as well. Don't know if that's well known stuff but it was news to me when I found out
     
  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    I never heard the HD TV part but he made the majority of his money from Audionet.com which became broadcast.com. I always thought it was computer software.
     
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Cuban made his money when Yahoo bought out his company, broadcast.com.
    I think his take was close to 3 billion....with a "B".

    I know him to some degree and have close friends who have known him for 25 years....one lived with him for many years and others made a few million working with him.

    He is creative and very bright. He's also pretty loyal vs most filthy rich people.

    Before the Yahoo bonanza, he also made a ton off of another company (micro solutions) he created in the late 80s.

    He did not get rich off of HDTV...it was more of hobby business.

    His 1st big move after buying the Mavs was to hire a true basketball man to be his GM/Coach...Don Nelson.
    That alone would be a dream scenario for the Cowboys.
     
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  6. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the HD TV thing is bull then, I'm no Cuban expert lol
     
  7. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    wasn't broadcast.com kinda a link to places that actually broadcasted something?
     
  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Not real sure, it was an internet radio company is all I know about it.
     
  9. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    He does everything he can to make the Mavs competitive every year, so yes.
     
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Except for when they missed on Shaq, and D.Will, and Kobe, and re-signing Nash and Chandler, and getting Dwight, and after that Iguodala... and other ones I know I missed listing. LOL I really think that is just terrible bad luck though.
     
  11. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely I would and I'm not saying that because I am a mavericks fan. He was smart enough to make all that money in the business world and he is smart enough to know to let his staff run the team. He may be the owner, but being the owner doesn't automatically you qualified as being a coach and he knows that. He's a "outspoken" owner but I honestly wouldn't mind if JJ remained outspoken if he hired a gm.
     
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't confuse trying to do all you can with landing whoever you want.
    He can't force those players to play in Dallas.
     

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