Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Rosters

2002-2003 Dallas Mavericks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
9 Tariq Abdul-Wahad SF 6-6 223 5 San Jose State 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 11 France
11 Raja Bell SG 6-5 204 3 Florida International 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
44 Shawn Bradley C 7-6 235 9 Brigham Young 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States / Germany
42 Evan Eschmeyer C 6-11 255 3 Northwestern 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
4 Michael Finley G-F 6-7 225 7 Wisconsin 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
44 Adrian Griffin G-F 6-5 217 4 Seton Hall 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
21 Adam Harrington G 6-5 200 0 Auburn 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Avery Johnson PG 5-10 175 14 Southern 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
54 Popeye Jones PF 6-8 250 9 Murray State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
45 Raef LaFrentz F 6-11 245 4 Kansas 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
14 Eduardo Najera F 6-8 235 2 Oklahoma 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 9 Mexico
13 Steve Nash G 6-3 178 6 Santa Clara 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 15 Canada / South Africa
41 Dirk Nowitzki PF 7-0 245 4 DJK Wurzburg (Germany) 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 9 Germany
17 Antoine Rigaudeau F 6-6 225 0 Virtus Bologna (Italy) 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted France
30 Mark Strickland PF 6-9 210 8 Temple 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
31 Nick Van Exel PG 6-1 170 9 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
43 Walt Williams SF 6-8 219 10 Maryland 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States

2002-2003 Dallas Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Nash R. Bell M. Finley D. Nowitzki R. LaFrentz
Rotation N. Van Exel A. Griffin W. Williams E. Najera S. Bradley
Rotation     T. Abdul-Wahad   E. Eschmeyer
Lim PT A. Johnson   A. Rigaudeau P. Jones  

2002-2003 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs60-22-
2Dallas Mavericks60-220
3Minnesota Timberwolves51-319
4Utah Jazz47-3513
5Houston Rockets43-3917
6Memphis Grizzlies28-5432
7Denver Nuggets17-6543

2002-2003 Dallas Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dirk Nowitzki All-NBA Second Team (2003)
Steve Nash All-NBA Third Team (2003)
Michael Finley Player Of The Month (Nov 02)
Dirk Nowitzki Player Of The Month (Nov 02)
Steve Nash Player Of The Month (Nov 02)
Dirk Nowitzki Player Of The Week (11/10/02, 01/05/03)
Steve Nash Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2003)
Dirk Nowitzki Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2003)

2002-2003 Dallas Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Dirk Nowitzki 80 39.0 25.1 9.9 3.0 1.4 1.0 1.9
Steve Nash 82 33.1 17.7 2.9 7.3 1.0 0.1 2.3
Michael Finley 69 38.3 19.3 5.8 3.0 1.1 0.3 1.7
Nick Van Exel 73 27.8 12.5 2.8 4.3 0.6 0.1 1.7
Raef LaFrentz 69 23.3 9.3 4.8 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.7
Shawn Bradley 81 21.4 6.7 5.9 0.7 0.8 2.1 0.8
Walt Williams 66 17.6 5.5 3.1 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.5
Adrian Griffin 74 18.6 4.4 3.6 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.6
Eduardo Najera 48 23.0 6.7 4.6 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.5
Raja Bell 75 15.6 3.1 1.9 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.6
Avery Johnson 48 9.0 3.2 0.6 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
Tariq Abdul-Wahad 14 14.6 4.1 2.9 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.5
Popeye Jones 26 8.5 2.0 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.6
Evan Eschmeyer 17 7.9 1.0 1.7 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4
Antoine Rigaudeau 11 8.3 1.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.5
Adam Harrington 13 2.8 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
Mark Strickland 4 3.2 1.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

2002-2003 Dallas Mavericks Roster Composition

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Eduardo Najera, the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 2000 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Dallas Mavericks from the Houston Rockets on June 28, 2000. Eduardo Najera signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on July 7, 2000. Eduardo Najera re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on September 28, 2002.

Draft Rights to Dirk Nowitzki, the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Dallas Mavericks from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 24, 1998. Dirk Nowitzki signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on January 21, 1999. Dirk Nowitzki signed a multi-year extension with the Dallas Mavericks on October 22, 2001.

Acquired via Trade

Tariq Abdul-Wahad was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Denver Nuggets on February 21, 2002.

Shawn Bradley was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the New Jersey Nets on February 17, 1997. Shawn Bradley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on August 8, 2001.

Michael Finley was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on December 26, 1996. Michael Finley signed a multi-year extension with the Dallas Mavericks on October 1, 1997. Michael Finley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on July 23, 2001.

Avery Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Denver Nuggets on February 21, 2002.

Raef LaFrentz was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Denver Nuggets on February 21, 2002. Raef LaFrentz re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on July 30, 2002.

Steve Nash was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Phoenix Suns on June 24, 1998. Steve Nash signed a multi-year extension with the Dallas Mavericks on January 25, 1999.

Nick Van Exel was acquired in a trade by the Dallas Mavericks from the Denver Nuggets on February 21, 2002.

Acquired via Free Agency

Raja Bell signed a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on September 27, 2002.

Evan Eschmeyer signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on August 25, 2001.

Adrian Griffin signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on July 27, 2001.

Popeye Jones signed a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on September 20, 2002.

Antoine Rigaudeau signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on January 17, 2003.

Walt Williams signed a contract as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on October 18, 2002.

2002-2003 Dallas Mavericks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Mark Cuban Owner 1999-2000 N/A
Donnie Nelson President of Basketball Operations, General Manager, Assistant Coach 2002-2003 Head Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 2001 to 2002)
Keith Grant Assistant General Manager 1999-2000 Vice President of Basketball Operations (Dallas Mavericks, 1996 to 1999)
Don Nelson General Manager, Head Coach 1997-1998 Head Coach (New York Knicks, 1995 to 1996)
Charlie Parker Assistant Coach 1996-1997 Head Coach (USC, 1994 to 1996)
Del Harris Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1994 to 1999)
Larry Riley Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Director of Player Development (Memphis Grizzlies, 1994 to 2000)
Roger Hinds Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1992 to 1996)
Robert Hackett Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 2002-2003 N/A
Brad Davis Player Development Coach 2000-2001 Assistant Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 1992 to 1995)
Greg Dreiling Player Development Coach 2001-2002 N/A
Gary Boren Free Throw Coach 1997-1998 Free Throw Coach (New York Knicks, 1995 to 1997)
Jason White Assistant Video Coordinator 2000-2001 N/A
Dick Baker Scout 2001-2002 N/A
Reggie Johnson Scout 2002-2003 Video Coordinator (Dallas Mavericks, 1995 to 2002)
Terdema Ussery Chief Executive Officer 1997-1998 N/A
Floyd Jahner Chief Financial Officer, VP 2001-2002 N/A
George Killebrew Executive VP 1991-1992 N/A
Dwayne Wilson Equipment Manager 1995-1996 N/A
Don Kalkstein Director of Sports Psychology 2000-2001 N/A
Dr. Tarek O. Souryal Team Physician 2000-2001 N/A
Matt Pinto Television Play-By-Play 2002-2003 Radio Broadcaster (Dallas Mavericks, 1997 to 2002)