The Smoking Cuban
Mavs News

Mavericks: Is the team’s leadership council a good idea?

Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 4
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Case for the Dallas Mavericks leadership council being a good idea

Jason Kidd took over for Rick Carlisle during the summer. The Mavericks long-time head coach does not always have the best relationships with his players, and Kidd earned a similar reputation during his time in Milwaukee. The Hall of Fame point guard notes that one of the things he took from his time under Frank Vogel as an assistant with the Lakers was having that improved relationship and communication with your players.

Superstar Luka Doncic is a fan of the leadership council. He was asked by Tim MacMahon if believed it was a good idea after Tuesday’s home-opening win, and fans can see the Mavs superstar's response below.

"Yeah, it will help a lot. The more you talk, the better, especially like this. Meetings, on the court, off the court, talking solves things, so I think it is a good idea."

Kidd is trying to build a rapport with his players. Brad Townsend was quick to point out that the Mavericks had a version of the leadership council when they won the championship back in 2011. Having communication with players and allowing them to have input in decisions should only improve the confidence in those moves, and fans know that belief is a massive part of professional sports. 

The new leadership council is also improving team chemistry. Players have a voice and do not feel like someone is dictating everything to them. It has things going well so far as the Dallas Mavericks have won two of their first three games, but could problems be on the horizon with the leadership council?