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PAPERWORK CLUTTERS MAVS' SALE
Published April 19, 1996
Citing "mounds of paperwork," outgoing Mavs Owner Donald Carter and the incoming group led by Ross Perot Jr. agreed to delay the announcement of the team's sale until Monday rather than last night. The FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM's Richie Witt reports "no serious snag," but just details yet to be ironed out and the desire Carter has to tell "his players and employees face-to-face before going public with the news he has sold the franchise." GM Norm Sonju: "We're just trying to do in one week what usually takes six to seven weeks" (FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 4/19). DROP OF A HAT: A new logo may be necessary when the team changes hand, according to Frank Luska of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The current logo has a blue "M" superimposed on a green basketball resting atop a white Stetson -- a hat associated with Carter. Luska suggests a new emblem for Perot -- a shovel -- because it depicts Perot's real estate operation, "the ground-up task he has undertaken," a new arena and the fact that "the franchise will be turned upside down" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/19).