Founder and retired President & General Manager, Dallas Mavericks & Dallas Sidekicks
After retiring as the only President/GM in Dallas Mavericks history in June ’96, Norm has helped non-profit ministries and schools full-time. For 12 years while he ran the Mavericks, he also led the NBA All-Star Chapels. In addition to his non-profit work he also teaches in the doctoral program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, on Leadership & Ethics. His next course is scheduled for November ’09.
Building into young leaders has always been a major priority for Norm. He saw many of his hires go on to become Presidents, GM’s, Directors of Marketing, Player Personnel, Operations or Communications in the NBA, NHL, Network TV and even the White House.
In 1994, Norm and wife, Carole, together with two other couples, created the West Dallas Community School in the heart of the toughest part of Dallas. Carole served as Headmistress for 7 years, and continues on the board of the school today. Currently, the school has 250 students, and the Mayor of Dallas serves on the board.
Norm is Volunteer Chairman of CAMP-of-the-WOODS, a 109 year-old Christian family resort, located in upstate NY. He handed the Director reins to Jim Hammond in August 2005. For thirty-three summers Norm led basketball clinics at CAMP-of-the-WOODS as a way to share Christ with young athletes. Next June many of the former pros, staff and campers from those 33 summers are coming back to CAMP-of-the-WOODS to help honor Norm, as a new Sports Complex is being named after him. Four of his 54 former staff pros are in the football and basketball Hall of Fames.
Norm and Carole have three grown children and three grandchildren: Lynne and husband Hutz live in Chicago, where he serves as Executive Pastor of the Moody Church. Scott is President of the Frisco Roughriders baseball franchise, and he and Amy, have three children. David and wife Joy live in St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is pursuing his PhD in Theology. After college David walked the entire 1,065 mile Appalachian Trail by himself before receiving his four year ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.