Jared Dudley Agrees to Assistant Coach Role with Mavs After 14 NBA Seasons

Jared Dudley is often considered one of the best teammates by younger players and, following 14 seasons in the NBA, the 36-year-old will take a new role on the sidelines after agreeing to a deal to become an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks (per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium).

Dudley will be a front of the bench assistant under Mavs head coach Jason Kidd, who was hired earlier in the summer due to the departure of Rick Carlisle (now the head coach of the Indiana Pacers).

Last week, the Mavericks hired former WNBA star Kristi Tolliver as an assistant coach, where she and former Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov (said to have a strong relationship with Mavs star Luka Doncic) will headline the bench.

Strategist Greg St. Jean, a former assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers (where Dudley played for the past two seasons) and Sean Sweeney (who served under Kidd at two stops previously) are also newcomers to Dallas’ coaching staff.

With Tolliver, Kokoskov, St. Jean and Sweeney each bringing a wealth of coaching experience, albeit in various roles, Dudley could hardly ask for a better constructed staff to surround him at the beginning of his new journey.