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Nike executive Nico Harrison reportedly tied to Mavericks front office position

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A candidate has emerged

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The whirlwind newsday for the Dallas Mavericks continues. The morning began with Rick Carlisle taking the Pacers head coach opening, then Carlisle gave his endorsement for Jason Kidd to take over the reins, and now Kidd’s induction as head coach sounds all but finalized.

The Mavericks are apparently not done yet, as ESPN’s Tim MacMahon is reporting that Dallas has been in talks with Nike executive Nico Harrison to join the front office.

Marc Stein of The New York Times went a step further, clarifying that the role would be as President of Basketball Operations.

The angle on Harrison seems to be positive from reporters. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski uses few words to describe what kind of attention Harrison has received in recent years.

Stein goes into more detail, describing how Harrison’s connections to some of the league’s best talent could come in handy for a team that has struggled to land big names in free agency.

Will Harrison’s credibility pay off for Dallas? I think we’ll have to wait and see, but it seems like the deal could be done soon.

Here’s our episode of the Mavs Moneyball Podcast discussing the Dallas Mavericks hiring Jason Kidd and Nico Harrison. Search Mavs Moneyball Podcast on your favorite app to find the episode, click the link, or press play in the player below.