Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
24 Mark Aguirre SF 6-6 232 0 DePaul 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
22 Rolando Blackman G 6-6 190 0 Kansas State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 9 Panama / United States
  Allan Bristow GF 6-7 210 8 Virginia Tech 1973 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Wayne Cooper FC 6-10 220 3 New Orleans 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
  Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 3 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
15 Brad Davis G 6-3 180 4 Maryland 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Clarence Kea PF 6-6 218 1 Lamar 1980 Rnd 8 Pick 9 United States
  Tom LaGarde C 6-10 220 4 North Carolina 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Scott Lloyd FC 6-10 230 5 Arizona State 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Oliver Mack SG 6-3 185 2 East Carolina 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
40 Kurt Nimphius FC 6-10 218 0 Arizona State 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Kelvin Ransey G 6-1 170 1 Ohio State 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Jim Spanarkel GF 6-5 190 2 Duke 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
33 Elston Turner GF 6-5 190 0 Ole Miss 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
31 Jay Vincent F 6-7 220 0 Michigan State 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1981-1982 Dallas Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Davis E. Turner A. Bristow J. Vincent W. Cooper
Rotation   R. Blackman M. Aguirre K. Nimphius T. LaGarde
Rotation     J. Spanarkel S. Lloyd  
Rotation       C. Kea  

1981-1982 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs48-34-
2Denver Nuggets46-362
3Houston Rockets46-362
4Kansas City Kings30-5218
5Dallas Mavericks28-5420
6Utah Jazz25-5723

1981-1982 Dallas Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jay Vincent Player Of The Week (02/14/82)
Jay Vincent All-Rookie First Team (1982)
Mark Aguirre Rookie Of The Month (Nov 81)
Jay Vincent Rookie Of The Month (Dec 81, Feb 82, Mar 82)

1981-1982 Dallas Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jay Vincent 81 32.4 21.4 7.0 2.2 1.1 0.3 2.4
Rolando Blackman 82 24.1 13.3 3.1 1.3 0.6 0.4 1.4
Brad Davis 82 31.9 12.1 2.8 6.2 0.9 0.1 1.9
Mark Aguirre 51 28.8 18.7 4.9 3.2 0.7 0.4 2.6
Jim Spanarkel 82 21.4 10.1 2.6 2.5 1.0 0.1 1.4
Wayne Cooper 76 23.9 9.0 7.2 1.5 0.5 1.4 1.2
Elston Turner 80 24.9 8.3 3.8 2.4 0.9 0.0 1.4
Allan Bristow 82 24.8 7.0 4.1 5.5 0.8 0.1 2.0
Kurt Nimphius 63 17.2 5.3 4.7 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.9
Tom LaGarde 47 19.3 6.6 4.5 1.0 0.4 0.4 1.7
Scott Lloyd 74 14.1 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.8
Clarence Kea 35 7.1 2.3 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.5
Oliver Mack 13 11.5 3.4 1.4 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.3

1981-1982 Dallas Mavericks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mark Aguirre was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Mark Aguirre signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on July 1, 1981.

Rolando Blackman was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Rolando Blackman signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on June 24, 1981.

Elston Turner was selected as the #20 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Elston Turner signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on July 25, 1981.

Jay Vincent was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Jay Vincent signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on June 24, 1981.

Acquired via Trade

Allan Bristow was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Utah Jazz on August 20, 1981.

Wayne Cooper was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Utah Jazz on August 20, 1981.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Tom LaGarde was taken in the 1980 Expansion Draft by the Dallas Mavericks from the Seattle SuperSonics on May 28, 1980.

Jim Spanarkel was taken in the 1980 Expansion Draft by the Dallas Mavericks from the Philadelphia Sixers on May 28, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Brad Davis signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks on December 2, 1980. Brad Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on March 27, 1981.

Clarence Kea signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on December 22, 1981.

Scott Lloyd signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on October 28, 1980.

Kurt Nimphius signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on September 2, 1981.

1981-1982 Dallas Mavericks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Don Carter Owner 1980-1981 N/A
Dick Motta Head Coach 1994-1995 Head Coach (Sacramento Kings, 1989 to 1992)
Bob Weiss Assistant Coach 1980-1981 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1978 to 1980)
Rick Sund General Manager 1979-1980 Basketball Operations Intern (Milwaukee Bucks, 1974 to 1979)
Norm Sonju General Manager 1980-1981 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1977 to 1978)