Where Jason Kidd, Luka Doncic and the Mavs go from here

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

Where are the Dallas Mavericks headed after deciding on Jason Kidd as their next head coach and Nike executive Nico Harrison as their new general manager?

The selection of Harrison and Kidd came the week after the Mavericks lost coach Rick Carlisle, who led them to their only NBA championship in 2011 and won a franchise-record 555 games in 13 seasons as head coach, and longtime president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.

Harrison and Kidd, the latter the starting point guard on that 2011 championship team, arrive in Dallas ahead of a crucial offseason, the last for the Mavericks before star Luka Doncic begins an expected max extension to his rookie contract.

What are realistic expectations for Kidd overseeing a roster built around Doncic? And how can Dallas continue to add to the roster? Let’s take a look.

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