Way it could be different for Jason Kidd with Dallas Mavericks: 2. Learn from past mistakes
Kidd did plenty of positive things during his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo transformed into a superstar under J-Kidd. Khris Middleton improved tremendously. He helped the Bucks get back to the playoffs and jumpstarted their current run of five straight playoff appearances. Kidd was fired because of his mistakes.
The 48-year-old should not be pushing for more power with the Mavericks. It was part of the reason behind him moving on in both of his previous two head coaching stops. Kidd needs to accept his role and work with the front office to build a successful roster.
Jason Kidd must pick his battles and moments in Dallas. His old-school coaching style is not for every player. Kidd needs to learn to adapt and get the most out of everyone on his roster. He cannot just focus on improving and maximizing the star talent. The Mavericks want to win a championship. That is going to take contributions from every player on the roster through the season.
Jason Kidd has a history of burning bridges too. He needs to be a bit more personable and work on his relationship building. Dirk, Finley, Cuban, and Harrison all seem to believe in Kidd. He needs to earn the trust of all his players too.
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