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The 1981–82 Dallas Mavericks season was the second season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rookie Jay Vincent led the team in scoring with 21.4 points per game and earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors. The Mavericks improved to 28–54, getting out of the Midwest Division cellar as they finished above the Utah Jazz.

1981–82 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachDick Motta
ArenaReunion Arena
Results
Record28–54 (.341)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Midwest)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWFAA, KTXA
RadioKJIM
< 1980–81 1982–83 >
A ticket for an October 1981 pre-season game between the Mavericks and the season's eventual Eastern Conference champions Philadelphia 76ers.

Draft picksEdit

The 1981 NBA Draft brought three players who would become vital parts of the team. The Mavs selected 6'6" forward Mark Aguirre with the first pick, 6'6" guard Rolando Blackman 9th, and 6'7" forward Jay Vincent 24th. By the end of his seven-year Mavs career, Aguirre would average 24.6 points per game. Blackman contributed 19.2 points over his 11-year career in Dallas.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Mark Aguirre SF   United States DePaul
1 9 Rolando Blackman SG   United States Kansas State
2 24 Jay Vincent SF   United States Michigan State
2 43 Elston Turner SG/SF   United States Mississippi
3 47 Art Housey   United States Kansas
4 70 Eddie Moss   United States Syracuse
5 93 Pete Budko   United States North Carolina

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RosterEdit

1981-82 Dallas Mavericks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 24 Aguirre, Mark 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 232 lb (105 kg) DePaul
G 22 Blackman, Rolando 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas State
F 23 Bristow, Allan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Virginia Tech
F/C 43 Cooper, Wayne 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) New Orleans
G 15 Davis, Brad 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Maryland
F 53 Kea, Clarence 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Lamar
C 25 LaGarde, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
F 44 Lloyd, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Arizona State
C 40 Nimphius, Kurt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arizona State
G 34 Spanarkel, Jim 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Duke
F 33 Turner, Elston 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Mississippi
F 31 Vincent, Jay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
C 54 Whitehead, Jerome 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 29–12 19–22 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 2.0 29–12 17–24 19–11
x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 2.0 25–16 21–20 17–13
Kansas City Kings 30 52 .366 18.0 23–18 7–34 11–19
Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 20.0 16–25 12–29 11–19
Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 23.0 18–23 7–34 9–21


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1981-82 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Boston 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0
Chicago 3–2 2–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 3–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 2–4 0–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–6 0–6 0–6 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–5
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–5 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 4–2 0–6 6–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 3–2 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 0–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 4–1 2–3 6–0 2–0
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–6 4–2 3–2 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Kansas City 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–5 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–2
Los Angeles 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 2–3 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 2–3 1–5 4–2 6–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
New York 1–5 1–5 2–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–5
Philadelphia 3–3 2–4 5–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–3 3–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 1–1 5–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 4–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–2 4–1 3–3 1–1
San Diego 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–5 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–3 0–6 1–1 3–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 3–3 4–1 0–5 1–1
Washington 4–2 0–6 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–6 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1

Game logEdit

1981–82 game log
Total: 28–54 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
1981–82 schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MIN FG% 3FG% FT% REB AST STL BLK PTS
Jay Vincent 81 62 2626 .497 .250 .716 565 176 89 22 1732
Rolando Blackman 82 16 1979 .513 .250 .768 254 105 46 30 1091
Brad Davis 82 82 2614 .515 .286 .804 226 509 73 6 993
Mark Aguirre 51 20 1468 .465 .352 .680 249 164 37 22 955
Jerome Whitehead 82 1 1755 .479 .333 .853 210 206 86 9 827
Wayne Cooper 550 115 37 106 682
Elston Turner 301 189 75 2 661
Allan Bristow 339 448 65 6 573
Kurt Nimphius 295 61 17 82 337
Scott Lloyd 210 49 17 17 312

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Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free AgentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2009-05-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/DAL/1982.html