In Luka Doncic’s five seasons in the NBA, his Dallas Mavericks have seen a good amount of turnover with their coaching staff.
Rick Carlisle, their former head coach, left after the 2020-21 season and was replaced by Jason Kidd, a Hall-of-Fame point guard who had previously been the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kidd was also an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers when they won the world championship in 2020, and when he became the head man in Dallas, he brought along Greg St. Jean, who had also been an assistant in L.A.
But now St. Jean is reportedly leaving the Mavs, making it the third straight year Doncic’s squad has lost a key assistant.
This is the third consecutive summer that the first-row assistant who worked out Luka Doncic will leave Dallas. Greg St. Jean’s departure comes after Jamahl Mosley and Igor Koskoskov last two years. https://t.co/TWdZWJ8yuL
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 26, 2023
Doncic has been one of the NBA’s best players for the last few years, but the Mavs have little to show for it, as they have gotten past the first round of the playoffs only once.
This season, they made a bold move by trading Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and three draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for perennial All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.
It was thought that Irving’s arrival would make Dallas a dark-horse title contender in the Western Conference, but instead, they collapsed, going just 8-12 with him in the lineup and missing the play-in tournament.
The franchise is now in a precarious position, as it has to ponder whether to commit lots of money to him this offseason when he will become a free agent or to move on from him.
In all likelihood, Dallas will at least try to sign him, but it is an open question whether they can surround him and Doncic with enough talent to be competitive next season.NEXT: Skip Bayless Takes A Dig At Mavericks Over Kyrie Irving Trade