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Mavs sign GM Nico Harrison to contract extension

Nico Harrison has been Dallas' GM since 2021 and engineered the trades that helped it make a 2024 NBA Finals run.

Mavs GM Nico Harrison directed several key roster moves in the team’s ascent in the Western Conference.

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks and General Manager Nico Harrison have signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced today.

“Nico Harrison has demonstrated his leadership and capabilities in the Dallas Mavericks organization,” stated Dallas Mavericks Governor Patrick Dumont. “His vision, along with his efforts on behalf of our players and staff have propelled our team to two playoff appearances in three seasons and of course this year’s NBA Finals. We are proud to have him as part of our team for the long term, and we are excited to watch him continue to build on the foundation of success he has helped establish.”

“I am incredibly grateful to Patrick and the entire Dumont and Adelson family for their continued trust and confidence and to Mark for his willingness to hire an unconventional candidate,” stated Dallas Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison. “Patrick and his family have accepted me as their own from day one and I am honored to work alongside them, as well as Jason Kidd, as we continue to build a winning culture in Dallas.”

Nico Harrison was named general manager of the Dallas Mavericks on June 28, 2021. Harrison’s tenure, which saw the August 2021 signing of Luka Dončić to his record-setting rookie supermax extension deal and the 2023 NBA Draft selections of Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, also includes the recent 2023-24 trade deadline acquisitions of Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington Jr., which helped propel Dallas to its fifth division title in team history and third NBA Finals appearance in franchise history.

Harrison joined the Mavericks after spending 19 years at Nike, where he most recently held the title of Vice President of North America Sports Marketing. Prior to joining Nike in 2002, Harrison played professional basketball in Europe for over six years.