Robert Frank Ortegel (born September 15, 1940 in Evanston, Illinois) was the color commentator for Dallas Mavericks television broadcasts. Ortegel had previously been head coach for Drake University's men's basketball team, leading the team to its most recent appearance in the NIT in 1981. After concluding his collegiate career at Bradley University, he began coaching at Mossville Grade School.
On February 8, 2011 it was announced that he and the Mavericks part ways after 23 years.
On January 27, 2012, the Mavericks awarded Ortegel a championship ring after their win over the Utah Jazz.
|Drake (Missouri Valley Conference) (1974–1981)|
|1980–81||Drake||18–11||10–6||T–4th||NIT, First Round|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
- "Mavs, broadcaster Bob Ortegel part ways". ESPN. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
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