The Dallas Mavericks continue to undergo significant turnover this offseason. General manager Donnie Nelson was the first to depart, but he was quickly followed by head coach Rick Carlisle. The two key decision-makers helped construct the Mavs’ 2011 championship team. For the first time since buying the team in 2000, Mark Cuban needed to hire a lead executive.
The Mavericks quickly signed Nico Harrison to replace Nelson and Jason Kidd to take over for Carlisle. They were just two of the many changes expected to happen this offseason. Lead assistant Jamahl Mosley got the head job in Orlando. He was not the last coach to depart, though.
News broke on July 16 that Jenny Boucek and Mike Weinar would be joining Carlisle in his new gig. All three will be working with the Indiana Pacers next season. Weinar was Dallas’ offensive coordinator last season, and Boucek played a key role. Dallas will have at least three assistants to replace next season as Kidd continues to work on his staff.
Jenny Boucek and Mike Weinar out: Who replaces them for the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs have already locked in three of Kidd’s assistants for next season it appears. Rumors suggest they will hire Igor Kokoskov as their lead assistant. Kokoskov coached Luka Doncic to a championship in EuroBasket 2017. Sean Sweeney and Greg St. Jean will also be joining J-Kidd’s staff. The Hall of Famer has a previous relationship with both men.
Kidd discussed offering J.J. Barea, Tyson Chandler, and other former Mavericks chances to coach the team in Summer League to try it out during his introductory press conference on July 15.
The Dallas Mavericks will miss Jenny Boucek and Mike Weinar. Expect both to excel with the Pacers as Rick Carlisle and his staff attempt to lift them back to the playoffs next season. There will be plenty of familiar faces on the bench when the two teams square off.
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