Dallas Mavericks: Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

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Dallas Mavericks Jason Terry (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Jason Terry (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend Jason Terry takes assistant job at Arizona

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Jason Terry in 2004. He was the tenth overall pick by the Hawks in 1999. Terry had become a proven scorer and starting guard, but Atlanta missed the playoffs in each of his first five seasons. That left Terry looking for a fresh start.

The Jet quickly became the Mavericks’ second-leading scorer. They made the playoffs in all eight seasons he spent in Dallas. Terry was a key piece in the Mavs run to the finals in 2006. He won the Sixth Man of the Year in 2009. The Jet was also clutch in the Mavericks 2011 title run including scoring 27 points in the clinching game against the Heat.

Jason Terry will always be a Dallas Mavericks legend. Fans will forever talk about his tattoo in 2011. The Jet brought them a lot of happy nights too.

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He was working with the Mavs organization as assistant general manager for the Texas Legends. That is about to change as Terry has taken on a new job.

Dallas Mavericks legend Jason Terry heads to Arizona

Shams Charania broke the news on Wednesday evening that Terry will be heading to the University of Arizona as an assistant coach.

The Jet played his college ball there. He helped the Wildcats win a national championship in 1997. Terry will be working under head coach Sean Miller.

He will not be the only former Maverick taking on a new college coaching role. Terry’s former teammate Josh Howard became the head coach at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

It is good to see the former Mavs still involved in the game and sharing their craft with others. We at The Smoking Cuban wish both men the best in their new gigs. Stay tuned to see who replaces Jason Terry as assistant GM for the Texas Legends next season.

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