Last week, the Dallas Mavericks made news when they hired Kristi Toliver, a two-time WNBA champion, as an assistant coach.
During the upcoming NBA season, Toliver won’t be the only champion working with head coach Jason Kidd.
Jared Dudley, a 14-year NBA veteran, confirmed his retirement as an active player and joining Kidd’s staff on Twitter Tuesday, according to Andrew Lopez of ESPN:
Man what a ride! 14 yr NBA career capped off by winning a NBA championship with the @Lakers! Just want to thank GOD for blessing me, also want to personally thank @KingJames @AntDavis23 @JeanieBuss and the Lakers organization,Without Bron and AD I don’t join LAL or wing a 💍— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 24, 2021
As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers team that won the NBA Finals in 2020, Dudley got his one and only ring in the league. Kidd served as an assistant coach for the same squad for the previous two seasons before accepting the Dallas job in late June.
During his long career, Dudley averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 904 regular-season games.
Source: MSN Sports