The Dallas Mavericks were not happy after their second straight first-round playoff exit. Their desire to build a title contender around Luka Doncic forced the Mavs to make changes this offseason. Dallas has a new general manager for the first time since 2005 and their first fresh head coach since 2008. The Mavericks selected Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd to be their head man, and he has brought in an entirely new coaching staff.
It will not be Kidd’s first head coaching gig. He retired from playing in 2013 and immediately jumped in as a head coach with the Brooklyn Nets. The star-studded team won 44 games and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, but Kidd was traded to the Bucks following his first season. He spent the next three and half years leading Milwaukee before being fired after 45 games in the 2017-2018 season. Kidd led his team to three playoff appearances in five tries but has never advanced past the second round.
The Hall of Fame point guard produced plenty of positives and negatives throughout his 26 years in the NBA combined between being a player and a coach. In Dallas, Kidd will be looking to help Luka take the next step in his already historic career. Here are some lessons the new Mavericks head coach could teach the 22-year-old to help him reach his peak.
Mistakes Jason Kidd made that Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can learn from
Kidd’s list of basketball-related incidents is massive and offers plenty of tales that the Mavs current superstar can learn from. Here is a look at five that have important takeaways for Luka Doncic.