The Dallas Mavericks are in complete disarray this offseason. Just days after a scathing article by Tim Cato of The Athletic dropped which exposed the front office dysfunction, Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle walked away, vacating the Mavs’ two most important staff positions.
Building a stable environment remains the top objective this summer. Luka Doncic is still expected to sign his five-year supermax deal, but beyond that, his future is completely up in the air. Obviously, keeping Luka in Dallas, basically forever, is the ultimate goal for Mark Cuban. But to do that, Cuban has to build a good environment in which to thrive.
instead of just dropping a list the best possible candidates to fill the GM and coaching position, we’re going to focus on the best duos for Dallas.
So instead of just dropping a list the best possible candidates to fill the GM and coaching position, we’re going to focus on the best duos for Dallas. Assuming Mark is still committed to analytics and wants it as the driving ideology of the franchise, not just any duo will work. So we’ll focus on personnel that support the very thing that drove the initial wedge.
But first we have to keep in mind analytics themselves are not the enemy. We can’t confuse analytics with the man named Haralabos Voulgaris. By all accounts, Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson were very open to the use of fact-based analytics tools in their decision making. It was the man doing it and the way in which it was done which was the problem.
The best fitting GM and coaching duos for the Dallas Mavericks…
It’s also worth pointing out, Haralabos Voulgaris does not appear to be under contract next year so we can’t just assume he’ll be back. What we can assume is that Mark Cuban still has the same support and faith in analytics themselves, therefore plans to employ them in some regard again – regardless of who he hires.
So let’s get after it!