A caller section begins Thursday for the Dallas Mavericks arsenic the franchise officially introduces caller wide manager Nico Harrison and caput manager Jason Kidd.
Harrison and Kidd volition beryllium joined by squad proprietor Mark Cuban and CEO Cynt Marshall for an 11 a.m. quality league wrong the American Airlines Center.
Kidd, 48, inherits a squad with a young superstar successful constituent defender Luka Doncic, but without a playoff bid triumph since the 2011 NBA Finals. Dallas mislaid to the Los Angeles Clippers successful the archetypal circular for the 2nd consecutive season.
“Dallas has meant truthful overmuch to maine arsenic a subordinate and I privation to convey (owner) Mark Cuban for the accidental to instrumentality arsenic a caput coach,” Kidd said successful June erstwhile the quality became official. “I americium excited to get to enactment with this young, bare and incredibly talented squad and to proceed to physique a winning bequest for the Mavericks organization.”Click here to perceive to the newest occurrence of the NBC 5 Sports podcast.
Kidd became a caput manager instantly aft his Hall of Fame career, starring Brooklyn to the 2nd circular of the playoffs successful his debut successful 2013-14.
It’s Kidd’s 3rd stint with the Mavericks. He was their 2nd wide prime successful 1994 earlier getting traded to Phoenix successful the mediate of his 3rd season.
Harrison spent 19 years successful Nike’s hoops division, astir precocious arsenic vice president of North American operations. He worked intimately with galore of the brand’s stars, including the precocious Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
After a twelvemonth astatine Army, Harrison played his last 3 seasons astatine Montana State earlier a seven-year pro vocation successful Belgium. He went to enactment for Nike aft his playing vocation ended.