Report: Mavericks drop Haralabos Voulgaris
Haralabos Voulgaris – a former professional gambler the Mavericks hired in 2018 – became viewed as a shadowy figure usurping power within the organization. Donnie Nelson getting fired as general manager and Rick Carlisle resigning as coach only added to the perception Voulgaris was gaining control.
But the Mavericks hired Nico Harrison as general manager and Jason Kidd as coach.
Now, Voulgaris is out, too.
Voulgaris is a sharp basketball analyst, but there were clearly interpersonal issues. Luka Doncic reportedly disliked Voulgaris. When the franchise player wants a middling front-office member gone, it usually happens. New general managers also have significant sway in picking their staff.
Now, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban can stop spinning last year’s dysfunction and just move on.