The Dallas Mavericks will hold a media availability session on Thursday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. CT to formally introduce their new head coach, Jason Kidd, and new general manager, Nico Harrison. Owner Mark Cuban and CEO Cynt Marshall will also be available for questions.
So what things should fans be looking for during this press conference?
First and foremost, finding out about the state of the front office as a whole should be a priority. Hearing straight from both Cuban and Marshall on where it stands following the departure of both Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson and what the expectations of the new front office are moving forward should be a key point.
What can Dallas Mavericks fans expect from Jason Kidd and Nico Harrison?
From there, the focus shifts to Kidd and Harrison. What do they each uniquely bring that can lift the Mavericks to that next level? What can they both collectively do that can propel the team forward? How do they feel they can help elevate Luka Doncic as a player both on and off the court?
Kidd and Harrison must answer these kinds of questions to make a positive first impression.
There has also not been any official news about the coaching staff that will surround Kidd. It was rumored that Sean Sweeney will be joining his staff, but that is it. Getting updates on Kidd’s assistants, be it specific names or just general progress, should be another interesting point of contention that this press conference may cover.
Fans are also excited to hear how the skillset that Harrison developed during his time with Nike and the relationships he formed with players translates to being the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks.
Finally, getting an update on what Dirk Nowitzki is doing and how he’s adjusting to his new role would warm the heart of every Mavs fan out there.
Sentimentalities about our favorite German aside, Thursday’s press conference stands to be a massive moment for the Dallas Mavericks. It is going to set the stage and give us a small glimpse of what this new front office can do. Hopefully, that means they are about winning and pushing this franchise to be the best possible version it can be. Do not miss it.