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Mavs co-founder, Norm Sonju, will receive the Jerry Colangelo Award during All-Star Weekend

Norm Sonju, the co-founder of the Dallas Mavericks, will be presented with the Jerry Colangelo Award on Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. during All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

The presentation will occur during the All-Star Weekend breakfast at the Sheridan Grand Hotel, and is presented by the Retired NBA Players Association. And the award caught Sonju off-guard

“Out of the blue I get the phone call and I’m shocked they even know my name let along wanting to give me an honor,” Sonju told “It’s so awkward for me to tell people about it because I’m so much better at giving the award than receiving it.