Dallas Mavericks co-founder Don Carter dies at 84

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DALLAS - DFW has lost a legend with the passing of Mavericks' co-founder and first majority team owner Don Carter. Carter died Wednesday night at 84.

Emergency responders were called to Carter's home Wednesday, in Uptown's Residences at the Stoneleigh in Uptown, according to The Dallas Morning News.

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: NBA Commissioner David Stern presents the Larry O'Brien trophy to the Dallas Mavericks founder Don J. Carter after the Mavericks won 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

When the Mavs won Game Six of the NBA Finals in 2011, Mark Cuban had NBA Commissioner David Stern present the Larry O'Brien trophy to Don Carter. ❤

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: NBA Commissioner David Stern presents the Larry O'Brien trophy to the Dallas Mavericks founder Don J. Carter after the Mavericks won 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

Carter's wife, Linda Jo, was a former basketball star and purchase of the team was a gift for her.

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 16: Former owner Don Carter, left, of the Dallas Mavericks and his wife Linda Jo, right, during the Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade on June 16, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Carter, along with Norm Sonju, founded the NBA Dallas Mavericks in 1980. Carter was majority team owner until 1996, when he sold majority interest to Ross Perot, Jr., who then sold to Mark Cuban in 2000. Carter remained a 4% owner of the team.