Mavericks Announce Big Front Office News Prior to NBA Finals

The Dallas Mavericks signed general manager Nico Harrison to a contract extension on Tuesday morning.
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The Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks made a huge announcement on Tuesday morning, just a couple of days before Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

The Mavericks signed general manager Nico Harrison to a multi-year contract extension, per Chris B. Haynes of Bleacher Report/TNT. Harrison has been with the organization since 2021 after previously working at Nike for 19 years.

The 51-year-old Harrison has done a tremendous job as Dallas GM through the first three years of his initial four-year contract. The former Nike executive hired Jason Kidd to be the Mavs' next head coach in 2021 after Rick Carlisle, who spent 13 seasons in Dallas.

Harrison also signed superstar guard Luka Doncic to his rookie scale contract extension in the summer of 2021 (five-year, $215 million). The Mavs’ GM did not rest on his laurels after inking Doncic to an extension. 

Harrison got Doncic an outstanding running mate in All-Star Kyrie Irving at the 2023 NBA trade deadline, who has played a massive role in helping the Mavericks make this incredible run to the NBA Finals for only the third time in franchise history.

Along with Irving, the Mavericks made two solid moves at this season’s trade deadline, adding P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford, who have been fantastic fits in the frontcourt, alongside rookie Dereck Lively II (drafted in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft).

With Harrison in the fold for multiple years, along with Kidd, the Mavericks are hoping they can continue to have long-term success with this group, which will continue on Thursday night against the Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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