Jason Kidd
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Dallas Mavericks are reportedly narrowing their candidates for the head coach vacancy, after parting ways with Rick Carlisle earlier this month.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon, Jason Kidd “has emerged as a strong front-runner” to replace Rick Carlisle as Mavs head coach.

MacMahon reports that Mark Cuban and soon-to-be hired general manager had an in-depth talk on head coaching position candidates, while Kidd ‘has had the support of Dirk Nowitzki and others advising Cuban.’

As for the GM position, Nowitzki has also shown support for Michael Finley to be named the president of basketball operations, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

Even if the former NBA forward is not the final choice for the Mavs’ front office vacancy, Finley, who played nine seasons in Dallas, is expected to remain with the franchise in some manner, per Tim MacMahon.