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Founding Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

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Don Carter Biography

Don Carter is an investor and businessman, perhaps most known as the founder of the Dallas Mavericks NBA and Dallas Sidekicks MISL franchises.

Carter was born into a poor family in Arkansas in 1933. However, by 1957, his mother, Mary Crowley made a fortune in a direct marketing interior decoration business, known as Home Interiors & Gifts. The business was sold to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and netted Carter millions of dollars.

Carter, along with Norman Sonju, founded an NBA expansion team, the Dallas Mavericks, in 1980. His US$12 million investment in the team (US$32 million in today's terms) eventually earned him US$125 million (US$175 million in today's terms) when he sold the team in 1996 to an investment group led by H. Ross Perot, Jr..

Over the years, Carter has owned many different types of businesses, including a Rolls-Royce dealership. Other businesses include banks, trucking firms, hotels, rodeo arenas, and cattle ranches. In the 2011 championship win by the Dallas Mavericks over the Miami Heat he was given the honor of receiving the Larry O'Brien trophy by Mark Cuban as the first owner. A minority (4%) owner, he frequently attends Mavericks games.

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Sports team owners have achieved success on and off the field, including many business ventures. The agents at AthletePromotions can easily assist with booking Don Carter speaking engagements or appearances from some of NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL team owners. We have years of experience in booking popular sports team owners for VIP Meet & Greets and keynote speeches. Hiring a team owner like Don Carter is not a hard process. Our agents can provide fees, availability and all costs associated in bringing out your favorite team owner to your next big event. We can easily find Don Carter’s agent to make your next event the best it can be. A Don Carter appearance will be sure to add excitement to your upcoming event. Most likely, fans and corporations can find Don Carter's official website, charity involvement, Twitter account, representation, publicist and management info at www.Don Carter.com. If your company is interested in finding out booking fees and availability for hiring a speaker, team owner or Don Carter for an appearance, autograph signing, endorsement or speaking engagement, call us at 1.888.246.7141 or fill out the booking form below.

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