The Dallas Mavericks had the same head coach and general manager for more than a decade before this offseason, and boom, they were both gone within a 24-hour period. Donnie Nelson was let go, and Rick Carlisle resigned, which left owner Mark Cuban searching for two key voices in the organization. The Mavs acted quickly to hire Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd as the team looks to build a title contender around Luka Doncic.
Kidd is on his third NBA head coaching stint with the first two not going as planned. The Hall of Fame point guard lasted just one season in Brooklyn, despite reaching the second round of the playoffs. He was traded to Milwaukee where he led the Bucks to two playoff appearances in three and a half seasons, but Kidd has a 183-190 record as a head coach after his first two stops.
The 48-year-old is an underrated head coach, though. The Bucks and Nets both improved with Kidd leading the way, despite things not always being rosy behind the scenes. There are worries and mistakes will be made along the way, but the Mavericks should improve under Kidd.
5 rotation mistakes Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd must avoid
Kidd will be trying to learn the roster and what pairings work well together during training camp. Expect him to implement a new offense and a fresh defense in his first season in charge. It will not be easy, but the Hall of Fame point guard never shies away from the work.
Here are five rotation mistakes new Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd must avoid this season.