June 24, 2021 | 9:00 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Mavericks are negotiating with the respected Nike executive Nico Harrison about taking over as the team’s president of basketball operations, league sources say, with the hope of hiring Harrison alongside Jason Kidd as their next coach.
Marc Stein: Nico Harrison has strong relationships with numerous players around the league through his longtime Nike work and the Mavericks, according to one league source, today began contract negotiations with what the team deemed its top targets to replace Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle.
Tim MacMahon: Sources: Mavs have had discussions with longtime Nike executive Nico Harrison about joining the Dallas front office. Harrison has strong relationships with players throughout the NBA — including Luka Doncic — and has been pursued for front office jobs by other teams.
Nick De Paula: Harrison is one of the most respected execs in the footwear industry, and was Kobe Bryant’s longtime sports marketing manager during his career. Nico was also instrumental in Luka’s shift from Nike to Jordan in Fall 2019.
June 24, 2021 | 8:41 pm EDT Update
Rachel Nichols: Devin Booker told me his nose was in fact broken in THREE places but that doctors reset it yesterday & the swelling has gone down significantly. Still, he will wear a mask tonight. I asked if the mask limited his peripheral vision; he told me “all I need to see is the basket.”