Texas Legends hire ex-Mavs guard Jason Terry as assistant general manager
Former Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry has been hired by the Mavs organization to become the assistant general manager of its G League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
The Legends shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
The Jet has landed 🛬
Welcome our new Assistant General Manager, 2011 NBA Champ @jasonterry31!!
— Texas Legends (@TexasLegends) September 17, 2019
The Mavs G League team and Terry released statements on the news.
“We are thrilled to have Jason come on board,” said Legends President/General Manager Malcolm Farmer. “His resume speaks for itself. He had a tenured NBA career for a reason, and to have him bring that skillset and work ethic to the table is invaluable for our team and staff.”
Terry, on the other hand, expressed his excitement with the front office role.
“It’s great to begin my front office career here,” said Terry. “The Dallas area has been home to me and my family for many years and the Mavericks franchise has always been family. To get to work with this organization in this capacity is exciting. I look forward to getting started.”
The 42-year-old Terry spent eight seasons with the Mavericks from 2004-12, winning an NBA championship during the 2010-11 season. Terry previously won the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award while playing for the Mavs in 2008.
After his tenure in Dallas, Terry spent two single-season stints with the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets before joining the Houston Rockets and later Milwaukee Bucks. He retired from the NBA in 2018.
Legends vice president Al Whitley also voiced that Terry wants to be “involved” in building the team and will “be great for both our players and coaches.”
Terry averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists per game with the Mavs, making 285 regular-season appearances for the Texas franchise. Now, he begins his post-playing foray into an executive career.