There will be a new face on the Dallas Mavericks’ bench during the 2020-21 season. Zach Guthrie is joining Rick Carlisle’s coaching staff as an assistant, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Guthrie is stepping in to fill the vacancy left open by Stephen Silas’s departure. The Houston Rockets hired Silas as their new head coach in October.
Prior to joining the Mavericks, Guthrie worked for the Utah Jazz in a variety of roles since his hiring in 2015. He began as the Jazz’s manager of basketball strategy and technology before quickly rising through the ranks of Quin Snyder’s staff. Most recently he was the assistant coach in charge of basketball strategy.
Guthrie has also had the opportunity to coach some of the Jazz’s games during Summer League in Las Vegas.
The 2010 University of Texas graduate has a relationship with Snyder before joining his staff in Utah. The two were staff members of the D-League’s Austin Spurs before moving to the NBA. Snyder was the head coach there from 2007-10.
Before joining the Jazz, Guthrie served as the assistant video coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs from 2011-12 and the advanced scouting manager of the Orlando Magic from 2012-15.