The Texas Legends are the National Basketball Association’s D-League affiliate team of the Dallas Mavericks.
In 2009, Dallas Mavericks executive, Donnie Nelson, purchased the Colorado 14ers franchise and moved the team to Frisco. Later that year, women's basketball pioneer, Nancy Lieberman, was introduced as the Legends' head coach, becoming the first woman to lead a men's professional basketball team. Earning the name of Texas Legends, the team began play in the 2010–11 D-League season out of the Dr Pepper Arena.
Last year, the Texas Legends led the NBA D-League in overall sales, sponsorship sales, and season ticket sales, each for the fourth straight year. The Legends also unveiled new and exciting elements to their game presentation, while becoming the league's flagship franchise for charitable jersey nights. Finally, thanks to the best fan base in the entire NBA D-League, the Legends led the league in attendance in 2015.
The Head Coach of the Texas Legends is Bob MacKinnon. With a history in the NBA Development League, MacKinnon brings over 30 years of experience at the collegiate and professional levels. MacKinnon most recently coached the Los Angeles D-Fenders and assisted in the development of three Lakers assignees while boasting four NBA Call-Ups in the 2013-14 season.