Jason Kidd Eyes Contract Extension with Mavericks, Hoping to Lead Team to Promised Land

The push for the postseason is underway in the NBA, and the Dallas Mavericks find themselves in the thick of it. With just under two weeks left in the regular season, the Mavericks currently hold the sixth seed in the Western Conference, but the team's focus is firmly fixed on securing a top-six seed.

While the players fight for playoff positioning, the team's head coach, Jason Kidd, has his eyes on a different battle. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, Kidd is "hopeful that he can secure an extension this summer" despite already being under contract through the 2024-25 season.

Kidd was hired by the Mavericks in 2021 and led the team to their first Western Conference Finals since 2011 in his first season at the helm, finishing as the West's fourth seed with a 52-30 record. However, they were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs that year.

The 51-year-old coach has a history of success in Dallas. He was a vital part of the franchise's 2011 championship team and is now looking to bring home another title with his two-headed backcourt monsters, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

After a disappointing season last year, Kidd is focused on leading the Mavericks to success this postseason. The team has a roster that, on paper, can compete with the best in the league.

They have a mix of experience and youth, and if Kidd can get the most out of this talented group, he may be coaching in Dallas for a long time.

Kidd's ability to lead the Mavericks to a top-five seed in the West and another deep playoff run may convince the franchise to keep him long-term, but he'll have to prove himself in the coming weeks.

As the team continues to play good basketball, currently on a five-game winning streak and with a 9-1 record in their last ten games, Dallas is inching closer to securing that desired top-five seed in the Western Conference.

With just under two weeks left in the regular season, the Mavericks have a tough schedule, but if they can continue their recent form, they should be able to finish in the top five and potentially make another deep playoff run.

If Kidd can lead them to success this postseason, the Mavericks will likely be more than happy to keep him in Dallas for the foreseeable future.

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