Per reports, it has been confirmed that Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd will be the next head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd agreed to a four-year deal with the franchise. Over the course of his basketball career, he played two separate stints with the Mavericks. During his first stint, He was the co-rookie of the year after the 1994-95 season with Dallas. In 1996, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns for a package that included Michael Finley. For his second stint with the team, he helped the Mavericks win the 2011 championships.
According to CBS Sports, this is Kidd’s third head-coaching gig after previously working with the Brooklyn Nets for one season and the Milwaukee Bucks for four seasons. He was fired by the Bucks with a 23-22 record midway through the 2017-18 season. Kidd also never won more than 44 games as a coach in either Brooklyn or Milwaukee. Mike Budenholzer took over the Bucks during the 2018-19 season and he led them to a 60-22 record.
Before landing a job with the Mavericks he was an assistant under Frank Vogel on the Lakers’ Coaching staff for the last two seasons. He helped the Lakers win a championship in the Orlando bubble. Along with Kidd, the team has also hired longtime Nike executive Nico Harrison as their next general manager.