Beginning his professional basketball career in 1981, Rolando Blackman played 11 years with the Mavericks and another two years with the New York Knicks. During his NBA career he was a four-time NBA All-Star and starter on the 1980 Olympic Team. He was a favorite with Dallas fans and holds numerous team records. Rolando is currently the Maverick’s Director of Basketball Development after one season as an assistant coach on Avery Johnson’s staff, five seasons as a player development coach and two seasons as the program’s director.
Blackman also has an impressive career in broadcasting including: radio and television show hosts, color commentator for the Big 12 Conference, presenter at The Sports Emmys, game analyst on HSE and Channel 11 and writer and producer of a public television special on hazardous chemicals. Rolando is involved with many local and national charities and devotes endless hours to community service.