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Mavericks: 5 storylines to follow in the 2021-2022 season

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Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd
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Dallas Mavericks storyline to follow this season: 2. What impact will Kidd have?

It is not Jason Kidd’s first rodeo as an NBA head coach. He led the Brooklyn Nets for one season and spent three and half in charge of the Milwaukee Bucks. Coach Kidd has led his team to three postseason appearances in four tries and advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 2014. He also won a championship as an assistant with the Lakers in 2020.

Kidd's exits in Brooklyn and Milwaukee were unceremonious, and some wondered if he would ever get another head coaching chance after being fired by the Bucks in 2018. The 48-year-old helped Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton become stars and laid the foundations for their championship, but there were rough moments too.

So far, Kidd’s impact in Dallas has been nothing but positive. The team won all four preseason games, and the players have consistently praised the Hall of Famer's influence. Kidd changed the defensive scheme and has added a few new wrinkles on offense.

How will Jason Kidd impact the Dallas Mavericks this season? Do they vault into title contention under the Hall of Famer? Could things unravel when Dallas faces adversity? Will opposing teams figure out Kidd’s defensive scheme? Fans should be watching closely to see how J-Kidd is impacting the team.