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Mavericks Color Commentator Bob Ortegel Has Been Fired

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After 23 years, Bob Ortegal will no longer be broadcasting for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Ortegel had been absent from the Mavericks’ telecast since Jan. 27 for what the team described as “personal reasons.”

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And now he is out of a job.

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Ortegel decided against staying with the Mavericks in another capacity.

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Ortegel confirmed that he was given other options to remain with the organization, including working as the color commentator on the ESPN 103.3 radio broadcasts.

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"After some serious thought and discussion, I declined"

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The Mavericks will be replacing Ortegel with Derek Harper during home games and Brad Davis on the road.

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