Dallas Mavericks: Mavs fire longest tenured GM- Donnie Nelson after Luka Doncic rift

Dallas Mavericks News: The Dallas Mavericks and their General Manager Donnie Nelson have decided to part ways, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Donnie Nelson who had 36 years of NBA experience, joined the Dallas Mavericks on Jan 2, 1998. He recently completed his 24th season with the franchise.

I just want to thank Donnie for his 24 years of service to this organization,” said Mark Cuban. “Donnie has been instrumental to our success and helped bring a championship to Dallas. His hard work, creativity, and vision made him a pioneer. Donnie will always be a part of the Mavs family and I wish him all the best.

Dallas Mavericks News: During his tenure, the Mavericks have made the playoffs in 17 of the last 24 seasons, been to the Western Conference Finals three times, advanced to the NBA Finals twice, captured three division titles (2007, 2010, 2021), and won their first World Championship in 2011.

Since Nelson joined the franchise the Mavericks have won 58.0% (1,087 of 1,873) of their games with three 60+ win seasons, including a franchise-record 67-win season in 2007, which tied for the sixth-best record in NBA history.

Dallas hasn’t won a playoff series since the 2011 championship, yet all of the main figures are still there. Carlisle is on the hot seat, but he’s consistently proven to be one of the best coaches in the league.

Dallas Mavericks News: The Luka Doncic Rift

Dallas Mavericks’ young superstar who carried the team in the NBA Playoffs against the Clippers was said to have a rift with the front office. However, owner- Mark Cuban was quick to claim that there is no such thing between Doncic and the management.

After being selected in the All-NBA 1st team back-to-back, Luka Doncic is now ready for a supermax contract that could give him $200m.