Looking Back at the NBA in Mexico Over the Years: 2003

On October 5, 2003, the Utah Jazz begin the post-Stockton and Malone era with a win over the Dallas Mavericks and local hero Eduardo Najera the first Mexican-born player drafted into the NBA. That Mavericks team also featured a young and talented duo who would both go on to legendary NBA careers – Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki.

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