We learned Friday that a host of Dallas Mavericks were heading to Slovenia this week to present Luka Doncic with his max deal contract extension to stay with the Dallas Mavericks. Now, thanks to our friends in country, we’ve learned some details about what’s happening and when.
Dirk, Finley and Kidd seem to be enjoying their stroll around Ljubljana pic.twitter.com/P5U8pgkVcU— Matej Sportinfo (@Sportinfosi) August 9, 2021
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports that the signing will happen tomorrow.
The meeting with Luka Doncic will happen tomorrow.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 9, 2021
However, our local correspondent Iztok Franko reports that the extension is happening later this afternoon (via local television).
Kidd just said for the Slovenian TV that Doncic's extension is supposed to happen this afternoon. For all who keep track of that— Iztok Franko (@iztok_franko) August 9, 2021
According to Franko, the interview with Jason Kidd went as follows (full interview can be found here):
Kidd: “It’s beautiful. The weather, what a beautiful day. And I’m looking forward to coming back to Slovenia. Not just because of Luka, but because of the city.”
Reporter: How long are you staying?”
Kidd: “We are here for two days.”
Reporter: “So not a lot of sight seeing?”
Kidd: “No, we’re going for a walk here and walk back to the hotel.”
Reporter: Can I ask you when is the signing of the contract taking place?”
Kidd:”I think it’s happening this afternoon.”
Then Kidd added: “No surprises, yes.”
So take that for what you will. The extension is happening, period. When is a small matter of debate, but we’ll find out soon enough either way.
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