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Mavericks sign Kidd to multi-year extension

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The Dallas Mavericks extended head coach Jason Kidd on a multi-year deal, the team announced Monday.

The Mavericks recently beat the Los Angeles Clippers in the postseason's first round, marking the second time in Kidd's three seasons coaching Dallas that he's won at least one playoff series.

"We are excited to have coach Kidd continue to lead our team throughout the coming years with this well-earned contract extension," said general manager Nico Harrison. "As a former NBA champion Hall of Fame player, Jason brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, which cannot be duplicated."

The 51-year-old's illustrious playing career includes a Rookie of the Year award, 10 All-Star appearances, an NBA title, and induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Kidd started coaching with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013-14 before joining the Milwaukee Bucks for three-and-a-half seasons. After he spent a few years as an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Mavs hired Kidd as head coach in 2021.

The Luka Doncic-led squad put up a 52-30 record and lost in the Western Conference finals in Kidd's first season at the helm. However, the team failed to make the play-in tournament last campaign despite adding All-Star Kyrie Irving.

Kidd got the wheels back on track in 2023-24, leading Dallas to a 50-32 regular-season record and a date with the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round.

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