Dallas Mavericks pivotal change that could still happen: 5. New coaching staff
The Mavs hired Jason Kidd as their head coach, and he may bring in a completely new staff. Rick Carlisle’s top assistant Jamahl Mosley is set to interview for the Magic and Wizards head coaching positions. The status of the rest of the staff is up in the air, but there have been plenty of rumblings about additions Kidd wants to make.
Leading the way is longtime backup point guard J.J. Barea. The 37-year-old played 14 seasons in the NBA before heading to Europe last season. He appears ready to hang up the sneakers and rejoin the Mavericks. Kidd and Barea were teammates on Dallas’ 2011 championship and know each other well.
Fans have seen rumblings about Jason Terry also joining Kidd’s staff. The Jet played eight of 19 NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. He was also a key part of their 2011 championship team.
During Kidd’s first two tenures as head coach in Brooklyn and Milwaukee, he had Joe Prunty and Eric Hughes on his staff. Both men could join him in Dallas.
Having a new head coach is massive, but the Dallas Mavericks could have an entirely different coaching staff next season. That is the first of many pivotal changes on the horizon this offseason.
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