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The Dallas Mavericks have hired assistant coach Jamahl Mosley to replace Tony Brown, who left to join Lionel Hollins’ staff with the Brooklyn Nets. “We appreciate the great job Tony did for us the last three years in Dallas and wish him the very best,” Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said in a text message. Mosley was an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers the last four seasons and spent the five seasons before that with the Denver Nuggets.
One name that makes sense is former Cavs guard Eric Snow, who was an assistant under Larry Brown at SMU this past season. He doesn’t have vast coaching experience, but he seems like he’d be a Brown-type guy. He’s disciplined, hard-working and no-nonsense. Snow, a Canton native, played for the Cavs from 2004-08. The Cavs could keep one of the holdovers from Coach Byron Scott’s staff — Jamahl Mosley or Nate Tibbetts — or perhaps Canton Charge coach Alex Jensen. One former player who likely called Brown is ex-Cavs forward Donyell Marshall, who is living in the Cleveland area. He coached in the NBA Development League two years ago.
George Karl is a coaches’ coach. For all the grooming he does with his players, the Nuggets coach takes similar pride in coaching coaches, notably his young assistants, of which he has a stable on his bench. But on Thursday, one of his favorite pupils, Jamahl Mosley, said he’s taking a job as an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers — but said he wouldn’t have had this opportunity for advancement without the tutelage of Karl and Tim Grgurich, the Denver assistant who serves as a Yoda-like mentor to the other coaches and players.