DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN)- Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson spoke with RAGE about the Mavs and the new journey they will soon take.
With Jason Kidd deciding to leave the Mavericks and sign a new contract with the New York Knicks – it’s anyone’s guess right now.
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‘Close Calls’ is what Nelson says to differentiate the indulging engagements of the Mavericks from the low’s to the highs. Lifestyle and financial side of the deal has much involvement in the decisions from some of the most valuable players of the Mavs.
Although contracts for the Mavs can usual last over 2 years, Nelson states that the decision to extend over 2 years for Jason Kidd has been extended, yet declined.
“It was a really personal thing, he went back n fourth with the issue, it was a gut buster especially with family.” said Nelson. “He (Kidd) felt it was the right thing to do, we respect his decision to join the Knicks. He started with this franchise so really we gotta take our hats off and wish nothing but the best.”
Although the ball was in the court, and did not particularly land in the hands of the Mavericks Nelson seems to keep a positive attitude towards the decision of one of his star players.
“We put ourselves in the position, the worse thing we could do is sign long term deals. Whether it’s free agency, trade of teams. We’ve been here for 5 days in this stupid office with basketball staff and with more hours and days maybe months but we’re not gonna rest until we get this thing right.”
“Like in any agency, business or sport. Sometimes we win sometimes we lose.” says, Nelson.