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Dallas Mavericks: Will Jason Kidd be a bust in Dallas?

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Case for Jason Kidd being a bust with the Dallas Mavericks

It is no secret that the Mavs want to build a title contender around Luka Doncic, so Kidd failing to lead Dallas on multiple deep playoff runs during his tenure would be considered a bust, and very little in his track record suggests he can accomplish that.

His Nets did reach the second round in 2014 but were dominated by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat. Kidd’s teams never more finished a regular season more than six games over .500, and the Bucks took a massive leap in the season following the Hall of Famer’s departure.

J-Kidd’s coaching style is not for every player. He is a hard-nosed coach that is going to demand perfection from his players. Mirin Fader’s new book, Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an MVP, paints Kidd’s coaching tactics in a less than stellar light. Fans can read a bit more about it here, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

If Kidd and Luka Doncic do not get along, the Mavericks could take a step backward with the Hall of Famer quickly being labeled as a bust. J-Kidd has made some power plays during his career too, but making one against Doncic would be a mistake. The Mavs can find a new head coach, but they are not replacing their 22-year-old superstar.

There is potential for Jason Kidd’s stint as Dallas Maverick head coach to go sour, but that overlooks the positives from his previous coaching stops.