LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban did something Tuesday night that he normally doesn’t do.
He admitted he was wrong.
Cuban said when the Mavs decided not to re-sign then free agent point guard Steve Nash in 2004, it was because he thought Nash was physically spent and on the downside of his career. But Nash proceeded to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player awards in 2005 and ’06 with the Phoenix Suns, and at age 38, he’s in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I just hate being wrong, and we were wrong,’’ Cuban said prior to Tuesday’s Mavs-Lakers game. “And (the decision to let Nash go) was all based on what we thought physically would end up happening, and it didn’t work out that way.
“But I’m happy for Steve. He’s a great guy. He’s done amazing things.’’
Cuban stopped short of saying he regrets not re-signing Nash.
“We wouldn’t have let him go if we did,’' he said. “It’s turned out OK, so it’s hard to regret it.
“I wish he would have won the MVP’s with us. It’s crazy how it all worked out, but it all worked out for the best for everybody.’’
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