The Dallas Mavericks made massive leadership changes for the first time in more than a decade this offseason. Lead executive Donnie Nelson parted ways with the organization and head coach Rick Carlisle resigned. The duo had been with the Mavs for more than three decades combined. Owner Mark Cuban hired Nico Harrison to replace Nelson as president of basketball operations and general manager, and he turned to Jason Kidd as head coach.
The Hall of Fame point guard will be on his third head coaching gig. He retired in 2013 and immediately took over as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd led them to the second round of the playoffs before being traded to Milwaukee after the season. The Bucks made two postseason appearances under Kidd in his three and half seasons in charge. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton praised the Hall of Famer for his hand in their development.
Carlisle is unquestionably one of the best coaches in the league. He had a specific and successful offensive approach. The Mavericks led the league in offensive rating in 2020 and were always near the top in 3-pointers attempted. How will things change under Kidd?
How will the Dallas Mavericks offense be different under Jason Kidd?
It is worth noting that things are likely to evolve as the season progresses. Luka Doncic will be running the show, and Kidd will play to the 22-year-old superstar’s strengths. The duo will find their stride and have the Mavericks offense producing an elite clip.
Here are five ways the Dallas Mavericks offense will be different under head coach Jason Kidd.