Mavericks Sign Head Coach Jason Kidd to Multi-Year Extension

Jason Kidd in 2013
Jason Kidd at BGC Partners host Annual Charity Day in 2013. Photo by Dave Allocca/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock (5627086ap)

The Dallas Mavericks didn’t wait long to reward their head coach, Jason Kidd, for leading the team to the second round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs. The Mavs announced on Monday that Kidd signed a new multi-year extension with the franchise.

Kidd’s extension was announced less than 48 hours after the Mavs won the Western Conference first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers in six games.

“I’m very thankful for Patrick [Mavericks governor Patrick Dumont] and Nico [general manager Nico Harrison] and to be able to have a new deal going forward,” Kidd said in a statement shared by the team. “I truly believe Patrick and Nico are building a championship team, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

Mavs’ recent success reportedly isn’t the only reason for the unusual timing of the extension. Kidd was recently mentioned as a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching vacancy, so it made sense for Dallas to act swiftly and lock their head coach for the foreseeable future.

Jason Kidd, who previously coached the Milwaukee Bucks and worked as an assistant with the Lakers, was hired as the Mavs’ head coach ahead of the 2021–22 campaign. In his first season with the team, Kidd led Dallas to fourth-seed in the West and a Conference Finals appearance.

After missing out on the postseason entirely in 2022-23, the Mavs bounced back this year and put together a strong regular-season campaign to finish with a 50-32 record and the Southwest Division title.

After finishing the job against the Clippers, the Mavericks are now set to face the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the West Conference Semi-Finals.