If Dallas tries to respond to Luka Doncic with the unfortunate star guard for the direction of the organization, Laso could make a ton of sense. He coached the All-NBA player with Real Madrid from 2015-18. The two had a great relationship.
In terms of making the transition from European basketball to the NBA, he could work for Laso, 53. He has been a head coach overseas since all his return in 2003 and could bring that basketball brand to a Mavericks organization that has had an international flavor since Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki dominated in Big D.
Dallas Mavericks promotes Jamahl Mosley
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Currently an assistant with the Mavericks, Mosley has had a fan in the aforementioned Doncic. That could play a role in Dallas ’hiring process.
“He has the things that are necessary for a coach,” Doncic said during the season. via Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “He can be the leader, of course.”
A former Colorado free agent, Mosley, 42, played overseas before jumping into coaching classes with the Denver Nuggets on player development in 2005. He has been an assistant with Dallas since 2014 and he first worked with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Dallas Mavericks take on John Calipari
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“Several sources tell Yahoo Sports Calipari that she would be open to jumping back into the NBA. He had a taste in the late ’90s, taking the upper hand over the New Jersey Nets after a move to UMass that didn’t go particularly well.” Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports reported recently. “But the changing dynamics in Kentucky, along with the massive expectations of the fan base and senior fans, could have it looking for a second bite.”
At 62, it makes sense for the legendary Calipari to make the leap into the NBA now. While he hasn’t had much success with the Nets since 1996-99 (Register 72-112), is nonetheless respected by a basketball mind like that of the coaching circuit now.
During his 12-year stint with Kentucky, Calipari posted a 339-93 record. He also brought out some of the best NBA players of this era. This list includes the likes of Devin Booker, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Julius Randle, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jamal Murray and Bam Adebayo.
The Dallas Mavericks take on Becky Hammon
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This makes almost too much sense. We already know that Mark Cuban imagines himself as a trend within the confines of the NBA world. The assumption of the first female coach in major professional sports history would add another layer to this.
But it wasn’t about making history. Hammon is more than qualified to be head coach in the NBA after working under legendary Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs over the past seven seasons. It is widely respected around the Association and it is already a candidate for several openings during this year’s head coaching cycle. Well respected by stellar players throughout the league, there is no reason to believe that she would not be able to work well with Luka Doncic.