The Dallas Mavericks reached the conference finals for the fifth time in franchise history this season, and it took some incredible play to get there. Luka Doncic led the team to the second-best record in the NBA since Jan. 1 to climb to fourth in the conference and secure homecourt in the opening round. The Mavs won two of three games without Doncic on their way to knocking out the Utah Jazz before defeating the top-seeded Phoenix Suns to reach the conference finals.
The Golden State Warriors topped the Mavericks to reach their sixth NBA Finals in the last eight years, but Dallas proved they belonged. Had a few things gone differently, the Mavs could still be playing right now, but they lost four of five to the best team of this generation. It was an important season that saw the team take a massive leap forward.
The season officially ended on Friday with exit interviews. It was the final chance to hear from the head coach, players, and general manager before the offseason gets underway. The players will take some time off before getting back in the gym to work on their craft as the Mavericks brass attempts to improve their roster this summer.
Best snippets from Dallas Mavericks 2022 exit interviews
Head coach Jason Kidd talked about his players getting some rest after the deep playoff run before the communication about what to improve on begins. Dallas will need some internal growth coupled with roster upgrades if they plan on making it back to the Western Conference Finals or beyond next season.
The Dallas Mavericks’ exit interviews provided plenty of information and laughs. Here is a look at the best snippets from the season wrap-up.