The Mavericks coach has a year extension

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Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd has signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.
Kidd had been “hopeful” he would receive an extension, The Athletic’s Sam Amick reported in late March.
Kidd, who was hired in 2021 after front-office turmoil led to the departure of Rick Carlisle, has twice led the Mavericks past the first round of the playoffs.
In 2022, the team made it to the Western Conference finals before falling to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors.
There were fair criticisms of Kidd, but there were also many other factors that led to Dallas’ catastrophic performances.
This season, Dallas did the opposite, finishing the regular season with 23 wins in its final 31 games after making moves at the trade deadline for P.J.
He might have been a potential option for the Lakers’ current head coaching vacancy had he not signed this extension with Dallas.
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The Dallas Mavericks announced on Monday that coach Jason Kidd has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. His current contract was set to expire after one season.

As Sam Amick of The Athletic revealed in late March, Kidd had been “hopeful” he would get an extension. He now possesses it.

Two post-Rick Carlisle front-office scandals later, in 2021, Kidd was hired and the Mavericks advanced past the opening round of the playoffs both times under his leadership. The group advanced to the Western Conference finals in 2022, but the Golden State Warriors emerged victorious. The Mavericks will play the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the West semifinals starting on Tuesday after Kidd recently led them past the LA Clippers in six games.

The 2022–23 season came in between those two seasons, and it marked a significant decline from the team’s previous performance. Dallas finished 38–44 and was not eligible for the postseason. Kidd was rightfully criticized, but there were a lot of other contributing factors to Dallas’ disastrous performances. Kidd maintained his locker room presence even after the team traded for Kyrie Irving in the middle of the season, a move that raised concerns due to perceived risk, particularly in light of the team’s disappointing performance.

Conversely, Dallas made trade deadline moves for P and ended the regular season with 23 wins in their final 31 games. A. J. Daniel Gafford and Washington. The Mavericks’ first-round victory over the Clippers featured the two rookies starting every game. Kidd contributed to Dallas becoming one of the NBA’s top defenses in the latter months of this season, just as he did in 2022.

My role is to help these young men develop both on and off the floor. After a practice on Sunday, before the extension was made public, Kidd said, “I think I’ve done that, but you guys (the media) won’t say that.”. That’s what I do. As you can see, even after losing a game, my teams don’t lose heart. “.

Kidd has clearly changed since his previous coaching positions, where he was fired midway through the 2017–18 season after spending one season with the Brooklyn Nets and four more with the Milwaukee Bucks. During his three seasons in Dallas, he is 140-106 with a career record of 323-296.

Before Dallas pursued Kidd as a preferred candidate in the summer of 2022, the Los Angeles Lakers hired him as a lead assistant coach, where he helped the team win the 2020 championship. If he hadn’t agreed to this contract extension with Dallas, he might have been a candidate for the Lakers’ open head coaching position.

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(Top image courtesy of USA Today/Rick Osentoski).

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