103.3 ESPN and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a four-year extension of their radio play-by-play agreement. 103.3 ESPN, which debuted in April 2001, has broadcast Mavs games since the 2001-02 season, and the network and team will now be together through 2012-13. In that time, the Mavericks have had a team record 9 years of 50 plus wins and made it to the NBA Finals in 2006.
“We are thrilled to continue to be the radio home of the Dallas Mavericks,” said Pete Dits, 103.3 ESPN General Manager. “Our relationship has grown over the years, and together we give listeners and fans the best overall coverage of the team and a well-produced game broadcast which is very successful from a ratings standpoint.”
The new agreement calls for additional Mavericks programming on the station, along with continuation of 103.3 ESPN’s expanded pre and post game shows, Mavericks content throughout the week, a weekly visit from head coach Rick Carlisle and various player shows throughout the season. 103.3 ESPN will continue to present play-by-play coverage of every Mavericks pre- regular- and post-season game.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, “We are excited to continue our partnership with 103.3 ESPN. They have done an incredible job with our broadcasts and we will look forward to many years together.”
103.3 commentators will continue to be play-by-play man Chuck Cooperstein, a regular on the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene since 1984 who hosts also Mavericks Insider and Mavs Talk, and veteran color analyst Brad Davis.