DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't think it was appropriate for him to comment on Thursday's retirement/resignation of Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan.
But he decided to comment any way.
At the Mavs' practice Friday at American Airlines Center, Cuban said: "It's not really fair of me to comment because I have no idea of what went down.''
Reminded that he came very close to having the winning bid to become the majority owner of the Rangers three years ago, Cuban said: "There's a lot of things that I was almost.''
Cuban, though, believes the Rangers will continue to be a success with Jon Daniels as the team's general manager.
"All I can say is Jon Daniels' smart, and Jon Daniels isn't out for Jon Daniels,'' Cuban said. "I talked to Jon a few times and the sense I always get is that he's dedicated, he's focused, he's committed, and it's no an ego trip.
"He just wants to win, and I think if you've got somebody like that, then he''ll adjust to do whatever is best for the organization. I'm sure he's upset that Nolan's leaving, too. But again, I don't know any of the specifics. I'm a Rangers fan and I think they're in good hands with Jon.''
-- Dwain Price
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