“The Mavericks remain focused for now on their front-office search, but Jason Kidd will be a prime candidate in their coaching search, league sources say,” Stein reported via Twitter.
Kidd has been in the midst of several coaching searches these past two years. It’s only a matter of time before he becomes a head coach, once again.
The Mavericks remain focused for now on their front-office search, but Jason Kidd will be a prime candidate in their coaching search, league sources say.
Rick Carlisle just took the Indiana job and told @espn_macmahon his "hope is that Jason Kidd will be next coach of the Mavs."
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 24, 2021
Jason Kidd received a glowing endorsement from Rick Carlisle on Thursday, as well. The new Pacers coach said he hopes Kidd gets the gig.
“My hope is that Jason Kidd will be the next coach of the Mavs because he and Luka have so many things in common as players,” Carlisle said, via ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I just think that it would be a great situation for Luka, and I think it would be an amazing situation for Jason.”
Jason Kidd to the Mavs makes perfect sense. He spent the first three years of his NBA playing career in Dallas, and then returned to the organization in 2008. He’s one of the better players in the organization’s history.
Kidd has been an NBA head coach twice before. He began with the Nets in 2013 and then took over the Bucks in 2014. He spent four years in Milwaukee before he was fired in the midst of the 2017-18 season.
Kidd has been with the Lakers as an assistant coach ever since. But it looks like he may soon get another chance as an NBA head coach.