The Dallas Mavericks hired Jason Kidd to be their head coach this summer. The Hall of Fame point guard replaces Rick Carlisle, who resigned after 13 seasons leading the Mavs. It will be Kidd’s third time as an NBA head coach. His first two stops did not go as planned, but things could be different in Dallas.
The Mavericks have a top-five player in Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old is the brightest young star in the league. Owner Mark Cuban is hoping the addition of Nico Harrison as general manager helps Dallas improve their free-agent track record. The Mavs are trying to build a consistent title contender around Doncic.
Jason Kidd is starting to round out his coaching staff in Dallas. His first addition is set to be a familiar face from his previous staffs. Here is a closer look at the latest.
Dallas Mavericks in talks to sign Sean Sweeney as an assistant coach
Marc Stein broke the news of the Mavs soon-to-be addition on Thursday afternoon.
Sean Sweeney coached under Jason Kidd during his five previous seasons as a head coach. He moved to Detroit and has been an assistant for the Pistons for the last three years. Sweeney worked as an assistant video coordinator for the Nets before becoming a coach in 2013.
Sweeney gives Kidd a familiar face to lean on with the Dallas Mavericks. It will be interesting to see how he completes his staff. J.J. Barea and Jason Terry have been rumored targets of J-Kidd. Darrell Armstrong, Peter Patton, Jenny Boucek, and Mike Weinar are all candidates to return from Rick Carlisle’s staff. It will be another story to watch this offseason.
Expect the Mavericks to be active and aggressive this summer. Can owner Mark Cuban and the front office add the pieces needed to jump Dallas into title contention? Stay tuned to find out.