2012 NBA All-Star Technology Summit: Bio Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban

Author, How to Win at the Sport of Business
Owner, Dallas Mavericks, 2011 NBA Champions

Since Mark Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 4, 2000, the team has become one of the NBA’s most successful franchises. Under Cuban, Dallas has won 50 or more games in 11 consecutive seasons, including three 60-victory seasons and a trip to the 2006 NBA Finals. In 2011, the Mavericks and their fans celebrated the first championship in franchise history when Dallas defeated Miami 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Cuban’s “whatever it takes” attitude and commitment to winning have grabbed everyone’s attention. He has helped bring a sense of pride and passion to Mavericks fans, presenting himself as the ultimate role model while cheering from the same seats he has had for many seasons. He is the first owner in team sports to encourage fan interaction through email. It was through this personal touch that fans throughout the Metroplex, and around the world, began to notice Cuban’s energetic personality and the Mavericks’ exciting brand of basketball. He has personally responded to hundreds of thousands of emails, and a number of suggestions from fans have led to innovative changes.

Before he bought the Mavericks, Cuban co-founded Broadcast.com, the leading provider of multimedia and streaming on the Internet. Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo! Inc. in July of 1999. MicroSolutions, a leading national systems integrator, was co-founded by Cuban and partner Martin Woodall in 1983 and later sold to CompuServe.

Today, in addition to his ownership of the Mavericks, Cuban is the owner and chairman of HDNet, the world’s only all high-definition national television network.