The Dallas Mavericks are shaking things up after a disappointing season. General manager Nico Harrison and head coach Jason Kidd are safe just one year after leading the team to the conference finals, but changes are coming around them. Former Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey is joining the front office, and news broke on Wednesday evening that assistant coach Greg St. Jean will not return for the 2023-2024 season.
The Mavs are rumored to be looking to add more experience to their coaching staff, and Callie Caplan reported that more changes could be ahead. Igor Kokoskov was a key part of the Mavericks' offense in 2022, but he left for Brooklyn after their conference finals run with St. Jean getting promoted to the front of the bench. Dallas would benefit tremendously from an offensive-minded coach that could help make things flow.
With Dallas in search of experience, who could they be targeting for their open role on the bench? Here are eight names with head coaching experience that could join the Mavericks.
Veteran coaches Dallas Mavericks can bring on as an assistant
8. Nick Nurse
Nurse was fired by the Raptors after their Play-In Tournament exit, and it is unclear if the 55-year-old wants to jump back to coaching next season. He led the Raptors to a championship in 2019 and amassed a 227-163 record in his five years leading Toronto.
Nurse’s resume speaks for itself, and he is known for his tactics and outside-the-box thinking. That is exactly what Jason Kidd needs on his staff, but would Nurse be willing to take on an assistant role in Dallas under the Hall of Fame point guard? Nurse did spend five years as an assistant in Toronto before taking over as head coach.
Nick Nurse is the freshest fired head coach available, but there is no shortage of options with experience that the Dallas Mavericks could add.