DALLAS (AP) - Nearly two months after the Golden State Warriors
pulled off a stunning first-round playoff upset over Dallas, Mavs
owner Mark Cuban is still battling his former coach.
Cuban has claimed that Warriors coach Don Nelson, who coached
the Mavs before resigning in 2005, used -- quote -- "confidential
information" to help the Warriors eliminate the Mavs from the
That accusation is part of Cuban's response to an arbitration
claim Nelson has filed against Cuban to get six-point-five (M)
million dollars of deferred compensation. Nelson says he's owed
that among for his time with the Mavericks from 1997 through 2005.
Cuban didn't respond to an e-mail today,when he had left hip
Nelson's contract with the Mavs included a clause that called
for arbitration to settle any disputes.
A panel of retired judges will hear the case later this year,
likely in October or November, after both sides have time for
depositions and discovery. Any ruling by the arbitration panel is
final and binding, without any right of appeal.