Former Dallas Mavericks great, Jason Terry, has earned a job back in basketball, accepting the role of Assistant General Manager for the Mavs G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. Terry retired from the NBA in 2018.
Despite having been away from the Dallas Mavericks for seven years now, fans have always had a special place in their hearts for former Mavs champion and Sixth Man of the Year, Jason Terry. Few have ever carried the swagger and confidence that Jason Terry did on the court and it brought a level of entertainment to the game that we really haven’t seen since.
Perhaps the best example of who Jason Terry is as a person came just before the 2010-11 NBA season started. The Mavs were by no means the favorite to win the title, but they were a team that everyone assumed would be near the top of the Western Conference standings as they had been the previous 7-10 years.
Before the season even started, Jet Terry got a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy and declared the Mavs were going to win the 2011 NBA Championship. He was correct and that has to go down as one of the most unbelievable predictions I’ve ever witnessed.
When Terry retired, many people believed that there would be a future in coaching. This opportunity with the Texas Legends is not going to be in coaching, but it gets his foot in the door and starts his career watching the court instead of playing on it. The fact that this job is coming with the Mavericks G-League affiliate is even cooler because he gets to come home where he is still supported by all MFFLs.
This job should give Jet some nice experience as he works towards a career in the front office instead of the hardwood. I have no doubt that he will have plenty of success in this area and will find an opportunity to work with the Mavs down the road if he so chooses.
Jason Terry will be a great fit as the Assistant GM with the Texas Legends, and even though he will not be working with the players directly, I have to assume his wisdom and knowledge of the game will get to those players in one way or another. Congratulations on the new chapter, Jet, and we wish you nothing but the best.