Jared Dudley’s NBA career will be reaching a new chapter when he joins the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff, the 14-year veteran said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
In a couple of tweets, Dudley thanked the Los Angeles Lakers organization, naming LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Jeanie Buss by name, for being able to win a title at the end of his career before announcing that he was taking a position with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mavericks. He also thanked several current and former NBA players.
I been preparing this moment for a long time! From deep talks With Nash, Hill, Shaq, Bron, Booker, Beal, AD, Giannis the list goes on .. Very excited to Join the MAVS and JKidd staff! Perfect fit and opportunity … Time to get to work
– Jared Dudley (@ JaredDudley619) August 24, 2021
“I’ve been preparing for this moment for a long time! From the deep conversations with Nash, Hill, Shaq, Bron, Booker, Beal, AD, Giannis, the list goes on … I am so excited to join the staff of MAVS and JKidd ! … Time to get to work, “Dudley tweeted.
Dudley joins a Dallas team led by Jason Kidd, who was an assistant coach with the Lakers for the past two seasons.
Dudley was a first-round pick for the then Charlotte Bobcats in 2007 playing the first season and a half of his career there. He also played with the Phoenix Suns (twice), the LA Clippers, Milwaukee, Washington, and Brooklyn before ending his career with the Lakers.
In 904 games, Dudley averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in a backup role for most of his career, adopting that veteran presence role in his later seasons.