The Dallas Mavericks have already made important changes this offseason. Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle departed after more than a decade as key decision-makers for the franchise. Nico Harrison was hired as the new general manager and president of basketball operations with Jason Kidd replacing Carlisle as head coach. The Mavs will have a new coaching staff and front office as they attempt to build a title contender around Luka Doncic.
This will be Kidd’s third stop as a head coach. He spent one year in Brooklyn immediately after the Hall of Famer retired from playing. J-Kidd was traded to Milwaukee where he spent four seasons in charge of the Bucks. They made the playoffs twice as Kidd played a key role in the development of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Things did not end the way J-Kidd wanted, but it could be different in Dallas.
The Hall of Famer gained a reputation for being focused on his star player. He helped Giannis transform from a raw talent to an All-Star. Kidd’s coaching style was not for every player, but it helped Antetokounmpo become the Greek Freak fans love today. What can Kidd do for Doncic in Dallas?
Every way in which Jason Kidd will unlock Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic
Luka is much further along in his career than Giannis was when Kidd entered. The Mavs superstar has two first-team All-NBA honors under his belt, but he is still just 22 years old with a plethora of areas where he can improve.
Jason Kidd will get the most out of Luka Doncic. Here is a look at five areas where the Hall of Famer will help the Dallas Mavericks superstar reach his ceiling.