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This Year Is Different

How the Mavs Won It All--The Official Story

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Publisher Description

For 31 years, The Dallas Mavericks had seasons end in disappointment. Every year, they tried again to find the right combination, only to find another dead end. But in the 2010-11 season, the Mavericks finally found the right mix around their superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, and shocked the basketball world by winning their first NBA Championship.

Through extensive interviews and covering the Mavericks as a passionate journalist, Sturm illuminates what exactly brought the Mavericks together as a team. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT covers all the important details of the Dallas Mavericks' 2011 championship season, including: The transformation of the Dallas Mavericks franchise from perennial loser to NBA powerhouse. Dirk Nowitzki's career-long battle to cement his dynasty with an NBA championship, including a bitter loss in the 2006 Finals to Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat. Tracing the ups and downs of the 2011 campaign, as the Mavs soared to the top of the standings, only to suffer critical injuries mid-season and a string of losses which threatened their playoff hopes. A game-by-game recap of the Mavericks' 2011 playoff run, as they battled through the quarter-, semi-, and Western Conference Finals for a chance to compete for the NBA championship. The epic story of the 2011 NBA Finals, as Nowitzki and the Mavs took on Miami's "Big Three," in a rematch of Dallas' heartbreaking loss in the 2006 Finals, and how the Mavericks overcame all odds to win their first NBA Championship.

Sports & Outdoors
December 12
Diversion Books
Diversion Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

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I assume Bob wrote this for Dan so he knows what happened last season.

Phil Renfrow ,

This Year is Different, comments by Phil Renfrow

In my 55+ years on this earth, I have read many sports related books. Without question, 'This Year is Different' is one of my favorites. It completely captured and brought back all the highs and lows of the Mav's 2010-2011 championship season. Re-living the moment following game six of the Heat series gave me goose bumps and brought tears to my eyes. I think most any sports fan would enjoy this book. For Dallas Maverick fans, it should be a must read. My only suggestion would be that 'This Year is Different' should also be printed in hard cover, or at least soft cover. I would love to have it on my shelf in my sports/game room at my house. Many thanks to Bob Sturm for writing such a fantastic book!

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