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Dallas Mavericks GM candidate to replace Donnie Nelson: 1. Michael Finley

If the Mavs are going to hire an in-house candidate it has to be Michael Finley. He is the vice president of basketball operations and has been in the team’s front office for seven seasons. Finley joined Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle as the only three people to conduct exit interviews with the team.

Finley played 15 seasons in the NBA, including nine with the Mavericks. He was a two-time All-Star and won a championship in 2007 with the Spurs. Finley helped the Mavs bust their decade-long playoff drought in 2001 and was part of the team’s “Big 3” with Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash in those days.

Michael Finley is ready to take over as the top decision-maker for the Dallas Mavericks. He is the only in-house candidate that should be considered. Owner Mark Cuban cannot have Haralabos Voulgaris running the team or orchestrating the moves. Finley’s experience as the Mavs number two will have him ready to take over.

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The Dallas Mavericks need to find a general manager and immediately get to work on building their roster around Luka Doncic. It is a crucial offseason for the franchise. Fans will not want to miss a second of it, so please stay tuned.