DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks hired Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd as head coach in large part because they believe he's uniquely suited to guide Luka Doncic as the 22-year-old, two-time All-NBA selection pursues his championship aspirations.
In a news conference Thursday to introduce Kidd along with new general manager Nico Harrison, Kidd made it clear that he's convinced that the Mavs have a legitimate co-star already on the roster in center/power forward Kristaps Porzingis. That has been considered a major question mark due to Porzingis' underwhelming production, history of knee problems and his awkward chemistry with Doncic.
"I think he's excited, he's ready to work, and I think you're going to see a different KP," Kidd said. "This is a positive summer for him. He's healthy. I think he's really excited about this opportunity. I think he's a perfect fit for Luka. He has a skillset that a lot of people don't have in this league. As a coach, I'm very excited to be able to work with him."...[continued]
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