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The 2008–09 Dallas Mavericks season is the 29th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season marked by the arrival of former NBA Coach of the Year, Rick Carlisle who hired on May 9, 2008 following Avery Johnson was fired after the 2008 NBA Playoffs.

2008–09 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachRick Carlisle
Owner(s)Mark Cuban
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Results
Record50–32 (.610)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Nuggets 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Southwest, KTXA
RadioKESN
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

Finishing at 50–32 as the number 6 seed, the Mavericks defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the opening round. They were, however, unable to defeat the Carmelo Anthony-led Denver Nuggets in the next round. The Nuggets would go on to the Conference Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Key datesEdit

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 51 Shan Foster SG/SF   United States Vanderbilt University

RosterEdit

2008–09 Dallas Mavericks final roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB (Y–M–D) From
PG 11   Barea, JJ 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Northeastern
F/C 32   Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) LSU
SG 13   Carroll, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Notre Dame
C 25   Dampier, Erick 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Mississippi State
G/F 40   George, Devean   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Augsburg
G/F 8   Green, Gerald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Gulf Shores Academy
C 1   Hollins, Ryan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UCLA
G/F 5   Howard, Josh 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Wake Forest
G 2   Kidd, Jason 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) California
F 41   Nowitzki, Dirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Germany
F 33   Singleton, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Murray State
G/F 42   Stackhouse, Jerry   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) North Carolina
G 31   Terry, Jason 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arizona
F 4   Williams, Shawne 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Memphis
G/F 21   Wright, Antoine 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Texas A&M
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2009-01-16

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 28–13 26–15 10–6
x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 1 33–8 20–21 9–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 4 32–9 18–23 7–9
x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 5 28–13 21–20 9–7
Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .284 30 16–25 8–33 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2008-09 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Boston 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Charlotte 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Chicago 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Cleveland 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Dallas 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Detroit 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Golden State 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Houston 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Indiana 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
L.A. Clippers 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Memphis 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Miami 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Milwaukee 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Minnesota 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
New Jersey 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0—0 0—0
New Orleans 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
New York 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Oklahoma City 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Orlando 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Philadelphia 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0
Phoenix 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0
Portland 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Toronto 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Washington 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0

Game logEdit

2008–09 game log
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks

April 18
8:00 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 105, San Antonio Spurs 97
Scoring by quarter: 18–29, 27–20, 29–25, 31–23
Pts: Josh Howard 25
Rebs: Erick Dampier 11
Asts: Jason Kidd 5
Pts: Tim Duncan 27
Rebs: Tim Duncan 9
Asts: Tony Parker 8
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Dick Bavetta, James Capers, Tony Brothers
April 20
9:30 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 84, San Antonio Spurs 105
Scoring by quarter: 19–30, 27–27, 17–28, 21–20
Pts: Jason Terry 16
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 6
Asts: Jason Kidd 5
Pts: Tony Parker 38
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Tony Parker 8
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Mark Wunderlich, Joe Forte, Tom Washington
April 23
8:30 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs 67, Dallas Mavericks 88
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 14–19, 12–29, 25–13
Pts: Tony Parker 12
Rebs: Kurt Thomas 10
Asts: Tony Parker 3
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 20
Rebs: Erick Dampier 9
Asts: José Juan Barea 6
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 20,491
Referees: Joe Crawford, Eddie Rush, Derrick Collins, Marc Davis
April 25
4:00 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs 90, Dallas Mavericks 99
Scoring by quarter: 29–32, 26–19, 16–29, 19–19
Pts: Tony Parker 43
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Tim Duncan 7
Pts: Josh Howard 28
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 13
Asts: Jason Kidd 7
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 20,829
Referees: Mike Callahan, Scott Foster, Zach Zarba
April 28
9:30 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 106, San Antonio Spurs 93
Scoring by quarter: 31–20, 21–28, 30–19, 24–26
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 31
Rebs: Erick Dampier 12
Asts: Jason Kidd 6
Pts: Tim Duncan 30
Rebs: Tim Duncan 8
Asts: Tony Parker 12
Dallas win series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Ron Garretson, Greg Willard, Monty McCutchen

Last Playoff Meeting: 2006 Western Conference Semifinals (Dallas won 4-3)

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks

May 3
3:30 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 95, Denver Nuggets 109
Scoring by quarter: 24–16, 23–35, 28–31, 20–27
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 28
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 10
Asts: José Juan Barea 5
Pts: Nenê 24
Rebs: Chris Andersen 6
Asts: Billups, Smith 6 each
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,631
Referees: David Jones, Tom Washington, Dan Crawford
May 5
10:30 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 105, Denver Nuggets 117
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 33–28, 28–28, 22–31
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 35
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 9
Asts: Jason Kidd 7
Pts: Anthony, Nenê 25 each
Rebs: Chris Andersen 9
Asts: Chauncey Billups 8
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,890
Referees: Ed Malloy, Mike Callahan, Monty McCutchen
May 9
5:00 p.m.
Denver Nuggets 106, Dallas Mavericks 105
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 28–25, 31–35, 27–25
Pts: Chauncey Billups 32
Rebs: Nenê, Anthony 8 each
Asts: Nenê 4
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 33
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 16
Asts: Jason Kidd 5
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 20,620
Referees: Ken Mauer, Bennett Salvatore, Mark Wunderlich
May 11
9:30 p.m.
Denver Nuggets 117, Dallas Mavericks 119
Scoring by quarter: 34–23, 27–30, 29–32, 27–34
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 41
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 11
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 44
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 13
Asts: Jason Kidd 6
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 20,523
Referees: Joe Derosa, Marc Davis, Steve Javie
May 13
9:00 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks 110, Denver Nuggets 124
Scoring by quarter: 27–34, 28–35, 25–25, 30–30
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 32
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 10
Asts: Jason Kidd 9
Pts: Carmelo Anthony 30
Rebs: Billups, Nenê 7 each
Asts: Chauncey Billups 12
Denver win series, 4–1
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 19,962
Referees: Bill Kennedy, Joe Crawford, Ron Garretson

Last Playoff Meeting: 1988 Western Conference Semifinals (Dallas won 4-2)

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Free agentsEdit

ReferencesEdit