Mavs part ways with exec at center of Luka Doncic drama
The Dallas Mavericks have been having issues all summer. The Mavs lost in seven games to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Playoffs and that was a start to an offseason filled with changes. Firstly, in June, long-time general manager Don Nelson was fired and replaced with Nico Harrison. Secondly, the coach of the Mavs for 13 years, Rick Carlisle, left soon after, and he was replaced by former Nets and Bucks coach, Jason Kidd. And now, we’ve finally reached Haralabos Voulgaris.
Soon after this, there were reports of a major rift in the squad, caused by superstar Luka Doncic. In the same month, as all of this was happening, The Athletic’s Sam Amick published a report about Doncic having issues with one of the staff members in the squad, Haralabos Voulgaris.
Haralabos Voulgaris was hired by Mark Cuban, owner of the Mavs, in 2018 and has been with the team since. According to the same report by Amick, it was Voulgaris that was the most influential voice in the Mavs front office.
However, the same person who caused the rift and reportedly caused Carlisle and Nelson departures is now gone from the franchise altogether. As the Dallas News reports, Voulgaris has left the Mavs. According to the same report, GM Nico Harrison stated that he was not fired, rather his contract expired.
With all these sudden changes in the Mavs, it will be interesting to see how they look on the court next season.