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Heading into this offseason, several NBA sources said the expectation was that most of the head coach openings could be filled by African Americans. According to NBA sources, the list of African American assistant coaches who interviewed for jobs included the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jason Kidd and Phil Handy, the Dallas Mavericks’ Jamahl Mosley, the Denver Nuggets’ Wes Unseld Jr., the Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Sam Cassell, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, the Brooklyn Nets’ Udoka and Jacque Vaughn, the Clippers’ Billups, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Teresa Weatherspoon and the Timberwolves’ David Vanterpool. Sources said Dawn Staley, USA Basketball women’s head coach and University of South Carolina women’s head coach, was another African American considered for NBA openings, but she was focused on the Olympics.
Marc Stein: The Mavericks have an opening for a lead assistant after Orlando hired Jamahl Mosley as its new head coach. Detroit’s Sean Sweeney was the first to join Kidd’s coaching staff. The Lakers’ Greg. St. Jean, who worked alongside Kidd in LA, is also expected to join the Mavericks.
You’ve had the opportunity to interview for coaching positions before. When did you get the sense that this situation was different? Jamahl Mosley: I always talk about relationships. I had known some of the guys here for years. I knew Jeff (Weltman, president of basketball operations) a bit from years past in Denver. I also knew (Magic front office official) Anthony Parker from coaching him in Cleveland. But I started to sense that there was a little bit of a joy to where it was going. That happened after the second or third interview. It felt good. And I met the DeVos family, and you just saw family. That’s when it really kind of set in.