The Dallas Mavericks have seen some massive turnover this week. General manager and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson mutually parted ways with the franchise after 24 years on June 16. Then, head coach Rick Carlisle resigned after 13 seasons with the Mavs. The organization is now searching for two key pieces heading into an important offseason, but they have recruited the help of GOAT Dirk Nowitzki in their search.
The 14-time All-Star rejoins the organization as a special advisor, according to Marc Stein. He was hired to help Mark Cuban find a new president of basketball operations. Tim MacMahon reported that Michael Finley and other longtime staffers are assisting in the search.
Here is a look at the latest move by Dirk Nowitzki and what it means for the franchise as they head into a crucial offseason.
Dirk Nowitzki joins Dallas Mavericks as special advisor
Stein broke Dirk’s new role down for fans, including a quote from the future Hall of Famer.
The Mavericks are not getting him back in an everyday capacity, but it is fantastic to see Nowitzki helping with the transition. There were clearly a ton of issues in the front office, and the Mavs need to get it fixed now.
An important offseason still lies ahead. They need to improve the roster around Luka Doncic. Dallas wants to jump into title contention, but they must have more talent to make that a reality. Searching for a new head coach and top executive was not part of the plan, but the Mavericks need to make the proper signings if they want to get back to the top.
Owner Mark Cuban bringing in Dirk Nowitzki to assist in the search is a fantastic first step. The Dallas Mavericks must hire a top executive that can build out the roster, and Cuban needs to step back and let him do it. There is a significant way to go for the Mavs, but they made a proper first step. Stay tuned for what promises to be a wild and franchise-altering offseason.