The Dallas Mavericks and Donnie Nelson have mutually agreed to go their separate ways, the team announced today.
Nelson, who has 36 years of NBA experience, arrived in Dallas on January 2, 1998 and 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 was instrumental in 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.
During his tenure, the Mavericks have made the playoffs in 17 of the past 21 seasons, have made three appearances in the Western Conference Finals, have qualified twice for the NBA Finals, have won three titles division (2007, 2010, 2021) and won their first World Championship Championship in 2011. Since Nelson joined the franchise, the Mavericks have won 58.0% (1,087 of 1,873) of their games with three seasons of over 60 wins, including a record-breaking season of 67 wins in 2007, tied for the sixth best record. in NBA history.