Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says ‘considering’ run for president


Owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks watches as his team takes on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mavericks defeated the Bulls 83-77. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

(JTA) — The Jewish owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team said he is “considering” a run for president.

Mark Cuban, 59, said in a podcast released on Tuesday that he is “Considering, yes. Ready to commit to it, no,” to a White House run for 2020. He appeared on the podcast of Bakari Sellers, an attorney and former South Carolina congressman, the Washington Post reported.

“If I can come up with solutions that I think people can get behind, and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run. If it comes down to, do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me? Then no, I won’t run,” he also said.

Cuban said on the podcast that he is an Independent when it come to politics.

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He said in a December 2015 email interview with CNBC that running for president was “a fun idea to toss around”, and that, if he were running in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, he “could beat both Trump and Clinton.” He later clarified that he did not intend to enter the race.

A billionaire, Cuban regularly appears as an investor on the ABC reality series “Shark Tank.”

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