Bob Ortegel

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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. During the mid-80s he worked in franchising for Showbiz Pizza Place, Inc.

On February 8, 2011 it was announced that he and the Mavericks would part ways after 23 years.[1]

On January 27, 2012, the Mavericks awarded Ortegel a championship ring after their win over the Utah Jazz.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (1974–1981)
1974–75 Drake 19–10 9–5 3rd NCIT Champion
1975–76 Drake 8–19 3–9 7th
1976–77 Drake 10–17 5–7 5th
1977–78 Drake 6–22 2–14 9th
1978–79 Drake 15–12 8–8 T–3rd
1979–80 Drake 15–12 6–10 7th
1980–81 Drake 18–11 10–6 T–4th NIT First Round
Drake: 91–103 43–59
Total: 91–103


  1. ^ "Mavs, broadcaster Bob Ortegel part ways". ESPN. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

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