Or something like that. We've seen Mark Cuban do some strange things lately, but this seems a little extreme. Cuban is actually suing Don Nelson, claiming that Nellie used "confidential information" to help his Warriors knock the Mavericks out of this year's playoffs.
John O'Connor, who said Cuban is suing Nelson, claiming the Warriors beat the Mavs in the first round because the Warriors' coach -- and former coach of the Mavs -- had "confidential information and he [Cuban] wants to enjoin Don from coaching against the Mavericks."
The article goes on to explain how Nellie was employed by Dallas as a consultant before he left to coach the Warriors. Part of the consulting agreement had a "non-compete" clause which was supposed to mean that Nellie wouldn't take what he learned in the Mavericks' organization and use it against them.
So does Cuban have a case here? Our very own Miss Gossip's expert legal opinion, after the jump.
"Non-competes are *completely* unenforceable in California. No matter what state the original contract is in. If you want to work in California, you can work, no matter what. At most, Nellie would just have to give back any of the $200K consulting money he earned while on the job with the Warriors, but sounds like he didn't even get any of that."
It doesn't seem like Cuban will be successful here, it simply seems like a childish way to extend his ongoing feud with Nellie.