Michael Finley will be an integral part of the Dallas Mavericks’ front office for years to come. He and the Mavericks are finalizing negotiations that will cement him as the team’s no. 2 with the titles of assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, Marc Stein reports.
The Mavericks' Michael Finley is finalizing a new contract with the team that gives him an expanded role in their front office as assistant GM and vice president of player personnel alongside new Dallas GM Nico Harrison, league sources say.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 28, 2021
In this role, Finley will serve as the right-hand man to new general manager Nico Harrison. The Mavericks formally introduced Harrison, a long-time Nike executive earlier this month. Finely previously served under former GM Donnie Nelson as vice president of basketball operations, a position he held for six seasons.
Dallas hired Finley in 2017 with the title of assistant vice president of basketball operations. He was promoted in in 2018 to the role of full vice president.
As a player, Finley spent nine seasons with the Mavericks. In that time, he averaged 19.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. He was named an All-Star twice while with Dallas, during the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons.
Finley eventually won an NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007.