Wed, Aug 17|
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Auditorium
#BSPNTX Event: One on One with Dallas Mavericks GM Nico Harrison
Black Sports Professionals North Texas is hosting an intimate conversation featuring Dallas Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison.
Time & Location
Aug 17, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Auditorium, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
About the Event
This event is free for current BSPNTX members and SMU students with valid IDs and $20 for non-members.
Parking is available at metered parking spots using ParkMobile, Moody Parking Center (3063 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205) at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road or Binkley Parking Center (3105 Binkley Ave, Dallas, TX 75205) at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Airline Road.
Dallas Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison will share insights about his sports journey, from the court as a player to the boardroom as an executive guiding an NBA franchise, in a fireside chat-style conversation moderated by WFAA-TV Sports Director Joe Trahan.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception (light appetizers to be served) prior to the event starting at 6 p.m. BSPNTX is offering free professional headshots with a professional photographer beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Nico Harrison is the General Manager of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a role he took over officially on June 28, 2021. In his first season, the Mavs made an impressive run to the Western Conference Finals and put the franchise in position to build towards its championship aspirations. Harrison joined the front office after spending 19 years at Nike. Harrison held numerous roles at Nike closing his time with the global merchandise giant as Vice President of North America Basketball Operations, where he supervised Nike’s basketball brand managers and worked closely with many of the brand’s star players, including Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Prior to joining Nike in 2002, Harrison played professional basketball in Belgium for more than seven years. He played collegiately at Montana State University for three years after transferring from Army West Point. The three-time, first-team All-Big Sky selection eclipsed 1,000 points while in Bozeman, earned Academic All-America honors and was a two-time winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar-Athlete Award. During his senior season in 1995-96, Harrison led the Bobcats to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. He was inducted into the Montana State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.
Joe Trahan is the Sports Director and lead sports anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas. Trahan joined the staff at North Texas’ ABC affiliate in June 2003. During his time on the local sports scene, the Houston native has covered many magical moments in DFW sports history including the title runs from the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers. Trahan’s sports broadcasting career begin in 1989 while he was still in college at Loyola University in New Orleans. During his senior year in the Crescent City, he worked the overnight shift as a news writer on WWL-TV’s highly successful morning show. His on-air sports broadcasting career includes stops at WCBD-TV in Charleston, S.C. and WVUE-TV in New Orleans. The longtime Dallas resident and father of two girls earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola in 1990.