Report: Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd is 'hopeful' he lands contract extension

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The Dallas Mavericks are now 43-29 on the season, and with 10 games remaining in the regular season, all signs are pointing to this team being dangerous contenders in the Western Conference.

The key to Dallas' resurgence since the trade deadline has been their improved defense, and the additions of Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington have provided a much-needed boost on that end of the floor.

Both players have become everyday starters, and the sky is the limit for Dallas this season.

Report: Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd is 'hopeful' he lands contract extension

They have gone from pretenders to contenders due to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's leadership and dominance along with everyone around them, but someone who deserves their flowers is Mavs head coach Jason Kidd.

Although he has had some questionable moments this season, Kidd has made some great decisions recently that have helped take this team to the next level. Whether it be changing the starting lineup or drawing up a phenomenal final play that helped Irving hit a phenomenal game-winner against the Denver Nuggets, Kidd deserves some credit for Dallas' improvements.

And it sounds like he wants to remain with the Mavericks for the extended future.

According to a report from The Athletic's Sam Amick (subscription required), Kidd is "hopeful" that he can land an extension from the Mavericks this summer. Kidd is under contract until the end of next season, and if he can land an extension, he'd remain in Dallas for much longer.

Kidd is someone who Irving and Doncic seem to love to play for, and extending him may be in their best interest if this current trend of winning continues. Having a good leader at the head of your team is important, and so is continuity.

if Nico Harrison thinks that Kidd can lead Doncic, Irving, and the rest of the Mavs squad to the promised land, extending him this summer could be a great move. Having a coach that your players love playing for is important, and that's something the Mavs have with Kidd.

For all the latest on Luka Doncic, Jason Kidd, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.