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LeBron James bid farewell to Jason Kidd as the Los Angeles Lakers’ assistant was hired by the Dallas Mavericks to replace Rick Carlisle as the Mavs’ head coach.

Kidd spent the last two seasons in LA with the Lakers, winning an NBA championship in the process. The Hall of Famer gets his third opportunity to serve as an NBA head coach.

He coached the Brooklyn Nets for the 2013-14 season, before leading the Milwaukee Bucks from 2014-15 to midway through the 2017-18 campaign.

He had a 183-190 record in those stints, losing twice in the first round of the playoffs, and reaching the Conference semifinals once in 2014.