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Mavericks promote Matt Riccardi to assistant general manager

The Dallas Mavericks are promoting Matt Riccardi to assistant general manager, according to The Athletic’s NBA insider Shams Charania.

Riccardi joined Dallas in August of last year, after spending the previous 13 years with the Brooklyn Nets. Before he joined Dallas, Riccardi was the Nets’ director of scouting. Once he transitioned to the Mavericks, Riccardi’s most recent title was senior director of pro personnel.

It’s always good to see new voices in the Mavericks front office, and especially welcome to see those voices get rewarded after good results. In Riccardi’s first full offseason in Dallas, the Mavericks just capped off a splendid summer, where they used the draft successfully to acquire two talented first round picks in Dereck Lively and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, then in free agency acquired Grant Williams, Seth Curry, Dante Exum, and Derrick Jones Jr.