Jason Kidd mistake Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can learn from: 4. Run coach out of town
Kidd has a long history of running coaches out of town, starting back during his college days at the University of California. The most infamous getting Byron Scott fired in New Jersey in 2004 after back-to-back trips to the NBA Finals. The Net would make the playoffs the next four seasons, but would never get past the second round before Kidd was traded back to Dallas in 2008.
It was not the last time J-Kidd ran a coach out of town, though. During his lone season as head coach of the Nets, he had top assistant Lawrence Frank ousted after just 17 games.
Luka Doncic may have already made this mistake, and the results will be interesting to watch. The Mavs current superstar and former head coach Rick Carlisle clashed at times during their three seasons together. When general manager Donnie Nelson left the organization this summer, Carlisle quickly resigned, despite owner Mark Cuban backing his standing as head coach. The championship coach knew he would begin the season on the hot seat, and he lost one of his biggest supporters in Nelson.
Will the Dallas Mavericks improve under head coach Jason Kidd? The Hall of Fame point guard rarely saw positive results after running a coach out of town. It could be an important lesson for Luka to learn from the Mavs' new head coach.