Mavericks hire Jared Dudley as Assistant Coach

Jared Dudley, the 14-year NBA veteran and 2019-2020 NBA champion, has agreed to become an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks next season. Shams Charania reported earlier today that Dudley will be a front-of-bench assistant to the newly appointed head coach Jason Kidd:

 In his 14 seasons, Dudley averaged 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists as well as an effective field goal percentage of just under 55%, according to The forward is widely regarded around the league as a professional, down-to-earth team player, making his new coaching position potentially huge for the Mavericks. Even LeBron appears to be sad to see Dudley leave the Lakers:

With Dudley working under Kidd and alongside Darrell Armstrong, the Mavs now boast a coaching staff with a combined 47 years of on-court NBA experience. If everything goes according to plan, Dudley will likely play a major role in developing the team's promising young roster. Dudley himself expressed his excitement for the opportunity:

Look out for the Mavs next season. 

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