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Dallas Mavericks expected to retain God Shammgod

Dallas Mavericks God Shammgod (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for PUMA)
Dallas Mavericks God Shammgod (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for PUMA) /

The Dallas Mavericks hired God Shammgod as a player development coach in 2016. Before Dallas, He had worked at Providence College as a player development coach from 2012 to 2015 following his playing career. Shammgod created a dribble move that is named after him and played for 12 years between the NBA and various professional leagues around the globe.

In his five seasons coaching the Mavericks, Shammgod has helped numerous players improve their games. Kristaps Porzingis has shouted out the New York City legend numerous times as being an integral part of his success.

The Mavericks had a coaching shakeup this summer. Rick Carlisle resigned and became the head coach in Indiana. Owner Mark Cuban hired Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd to replace him. Carlisle’s top assistant Jamahl Mosley became the head coach in Orlando. There were plenty of questions about where Shammgod and others would land, but the answers are becoming clear.

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God Shammgod expected to remain with the Dallas Mavericks

Carlisle took assistants Mike Weinar and Jenny Boucek with him to Indiana. Fans have seen Kidd add Igor Kokoskov, Sean Sweeney, and Greg St. Jean to the Mavericks staff.

Marc Stein broke the news on Shammgod. Here is a quote from his newsletter on July 23.

"“New Magic coach Jamahl Mosley made a run at bringing Mavericks player development coach God Shammgod with him to Orlando, but Shammgod is expected to stay with Dallas.”"

There are still a few questions marks about the coaching staff. The Mavericks need to retain shooting coach Peter Patton, who has had a hand in helping Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, and others improve their jumpers. Zach Guthrie, Darrell Armstrong, and Mike Shedd are the other Mavs coaches from last season that do not have announced positions yet.

It appears God Shammgod will be back with the Dallas Mavericks next season. Coach Jason Kidd needs to finalize his staff ahead of summer league, which begins on Aug. 8. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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