The Dallas Mavericks have fallen into complete chaos after a second straight first-round playoff exit. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson is gone after 24 years. The next day, head coach Rick Carlisle resigned after 13 seasons. The Mavs are trying to build a title contender around Luka Doncic, but the front office turmoil has jumped to the forefront. The Athletic reported (subscription required) all the details for fans, including talk of a “shadow GM” and dysfunction across the franchise.
Dallas must get back on track and fast. Doncic is eligible for a supermax extension worth over $200 million this summer. The Mavericks are expected to get his signature, but it starts the clock to win. The organization needs to build a title contender around him over the next three summers or Luka could be asking for a trade out of Dallas.
It was going to be an important offseason because the Mavericks had cap space. They added in the search for two key decision-makers to make it arguably the most important summer in franchise history. How can they get back on track and build a winner around Luka Doncic?
5 steps for the Dallas Mavericks to get back on track this offseason
The Mavs need to take multiple steps to get back on track. They have lost two long-time decision-makers already. Dallas must get rid of Haralabos Voulgaris if they have not already. After that, the goal is to build a title-contending roster around Doncic.
Here is a look at five key steps the Dallas Mavericks need to accomplish this offseason.
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