In 1978, Californian businessman Garn Eckardt met Dallas lawyer Doug Adkins, and mentioned he was trying to raise capital to move an NBA team to the city. Asking for a possible partner, Adkins recommended him one of his clients, Home Interiors and Gifts owner Don Carter. Negotiations with Eckardt fell through, but Carter remained interested in the enterprise as a gift to his wife Linda, who played basketball while at Duncanville High School. At the same time, Buffalo Braves president and general manager Norm Sonju developed an interest in bringing the NBA to Dallas as he studied possible new locations for the ailing franchise. While the Braves went to California as the San Diego Clippers, Sonju eventually returned to Texas, and was introduced to Carter by mayor Robert Folsom, one of the owners and team president of the last professional basketball team in the city, the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association, which moved to San Antonio in 1973 to become the San Antonio Spurs. Sonju and Carter tried purchasing both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Kansas City Kings, but disagreement on relocation stalled the negotiations, leading them to instead aim for an expansion team.
The Dallas Mavericks (often referred to as the Mavs ) are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas , Texas . The Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division . The team plays its home games at the American Airlines Center , which it shares with the National Hockey League 's Dallas Stars .
On Draft night, the Mavs sent Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubuike to Cleveland for their 24th, 33rd and 34th picks, Jared Cunningham , Bernard James and Jae Crowder .     Darius Johnson-Odom was sent to Los Angeles for cash considerations. 
I think that travelling is one of the most ancient occupations of people. In ancient time travelling was slow, tiring and even dangerous at times. Nowadays it is a miracle of speed and comfort. It goes without saying that horse carriages and steamboats of the past can’t be compared to our modern fast trains and ocean-liners, to say nothing of planes. But still there is something which unites modern and ancient travellers - it’s the spirit of adventure in their souls, the desire to see and expierence everything themselves.
No one can choose between various means of transportation. Travelling by air is surely the fastest and the most convenient way of travelling.
Travelling by sea or river is really cool if you are not seasick. Modern sea-liners look like real floating cities with all modern conveniences and a wide choice of sport and entertainment facilities. Travelling by train affords a great comfort for the people. They needn’t trouble about foodstuffs as there’s usually a dining- car in each train.
If you are a great lover of nature, there’s nothing for you like travelling on foot. You can’t but observe many interesting things and admire the beautiful landscape around.
I think that at present I prefer to travel by fast trains with dining cars. I love making myself comfortable in the compartment, getting acquainted with people, watching landscapes and cities fly by. I enjoy the noise of the wheels which always brings me sweet dreams. I travelled a lot by train and visited: Moscow, Petersbug, Odessa. I was greatly impressed by my trips.
I hope that I’ll have more opportunities to travel in future. I’m looking forward to it with great pleasure.