College - Kansas State
One of only two players in Dallas Mavericks history to have his number retired, Rolando Blackman is in his first season as an assistant coach after having served five seasons as a player development coach and two seasons as the programís director. Blackman had his number 22 retired on March 11, 2000.
Blackman played 13 years in the NBA Ė 11 with the Mavericks and two with the New York Knicks. He was originally drafted by the Mavericks in the first round (9th overall selection) of the 1981 draft. He played on six Dallas playoff teams.
The four-time NBA All-Star played with the Mavericks from 1981-92 and is the teamís all-time leading scorer with 16,643 points. Overall he appears in the Top 10 in 18 different statistical categories in Mavericks history. He holds Maverick records in field goals (6,487) and field goal attempts (13,061), free throws made and attempted (3,501-4,166) and starts (781). He owns a total of 27 Dallas regular season, playoff and rookie records, including consecutive games without fouling out (865).
Blackman also served as an assistant coach for the German National team. He helped lead them to a bronze medal at the 2002 World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis. In July of 2004, Blackman married his wife Laura. He has four children and resides in Dallas.