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Mark Cuban unhappy with DeAndre Jordan’s change of heart

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pledged to have more to say on the DeAndre Jordan situation at a later date.AP

Mark Cuban isn’t happy.

The Dallas Mavericks owner spoke out Thursday, one day after DeAndre Jordan decided to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers and back out of a verbal agreement to join the Mavericks.

‘‘I don’t think the time is right to say anything beyond the facts that he never responded to me at all yesterday,’’ Cuban wrote on the Cyber Dust messaging app. ‘‘Not once. To this minute I have not heard anything from him since Tuesday night.’’

Cuban addressed the message to Mavs fans. He did not mention Jordan by name, though it was obvious to what he was referring.


Cuban also said he will eventually have more to say about what transpired on Wednesday, when a group of Clippers traveled to Jordan’s home in an apparent last-ditch push to re-sign him.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle did not address the Jordan situation Thursday, telling reporters that Cuban would be the only one ‘‘authorized’’ to discuss that part of the free-agent saga.

‘‘I thought I had a good pump fake,’’ Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons wrote on Twitter, another thinly veiled reference to Jordan changing his mind and spurning the Mavericks.

Earlier in the week, Cuban was fined $25,000 by the NBA for commenting about the team’s agreements with Jordan and Wes Matthews during the league’s free agent moratorium. Cuban praised Jordan’s ability and discussed the role he would have on the Mavericks during a radio interview.

Free agency started on July 1 and players can agree to deals at any time after that window opens, but they could not become official until 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday — the start of the new league year, one day after the salary cap and other financial matters for the coming season are released and finalized.

The Clippers announced at 12:05 a.m. Thursday that they were keeping Jordan, releasing a tweet saying, ‘‘We’re officially centered.’’