Lakers did not offer Jared Dudley a coaching role, according to the report
Jared Dudley left the Los Angeles Lakers after two successful years as a prominent voice in the team’s locker room. The Lakers preferred a different approach this off-season.
NBA author Marc Stein wrote on Friday in his newsletter that the Lakers failed to offer Dudley a coaching role when they made it clear they were not reserving a spot on the roster for him.
“It is said that the Lakers did not offer Dudley a coaching role to stay when they made it clear they didn’t hold a squad spot for him.
“The reality, however, is that a position behind the bench probably wouldn’t have been enough to keep him in Los Angeles, as the Mavericks promised to hire Dudley alongside former Suns head coaches Igor Kokoškov and Sean Sweeney (who will train under the direction) to use Kidd for the third time) as one of Kidd’s three best helpers. “
The veteran striker joined the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff along with former Lakers assistant Jason Kidd. Both were part of the Lakers team that won the 2020 NBA championship.
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