Mavs owner Mark Cuban defends move to dump Delonte West
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – From bizarre off-court behavior ranging from possession of dangerous weapons to locker room outbursts, Delonte West was waived Monday by the Mavericks on concerns that he wasn’t a good influence on the younger players on the roster.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said it was “in the best interest of the organization” to waive West and that it was based on numerous factors.
Cuban preached about preserving the culture of his organization in reference to West’s waiver.
“If you lose the culture and it goes in the wrong direction, then you’ve lost your team. We’ve had years like that where we’ve lost certain guys or I wasn’t diligent on certain guys and it’s hurt the team in a big way,” he justifies the move.
But West certainly is not ready for an office job.
This is why his application is addressed to coaches, whom he is trying to lure to give him a try-out.
“Coach&?, let’s go&take me a day or two to figure offense and a few mins to figure out defense…!!,” he tweeted.
West is not asking for much as he will settle for a non-guaranteed, league-minimum deal. But he hopes his next NBA team doesn’t lose his paychecks or come up short with the amount written on it.
“Only ask for communication about when checks come up missin or short,” he states on Twitter.
Other than that, he wants to “win some games and have fun while we doin it!”