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Report: Wizards, Magic to interview Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley

Dallas Mavericks v New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 2: Assistant Coach, Jamahl Mosley of the Dallas Mavericks calls out a play during a game against the New York Knicks on April 2, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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When the music stopped in Dallas, assistant coach Jamahl Mosley was the guy standing without a chair.

Mosley had interviewed in the past for the Bulls and Cavaliers head coaching positions, and he has a very close relationship with franchise cornerstone Luka Doncic. Yet, when it came time to hire a new coach in Dallas, Mosley didn’t even get serious consideration — in fact, outgoing coach Rick Carlisle pimped Jason Kidd for the job (a position Kidd eventually got). Mosley is not expected to be part of Kidd’s staff.

Instead, Mosley could have a staff of his own as the Wizards and Magic want to talk to him, reports Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Whether he lands one of those jobs or not, Mosley will not be out of work for long. He has had strong relationships with players at every stop and he is the kind of coach that a lot of teams could use as a top assistant.

Why is he out in Dallas? The buzz has been that because he is close to Doncic, giving him the head coaching job could give Doncic even more power and leverage in the organization. Mosley was frustrated not to be even considered, reports Tim Cato at The Athletic. There were reports Carlisle felt threatened by Mosley’s relationship with Doncic, and if true does Kidd want Doncic’s guy sitting one seat to his right?

Dallas’ loss could be another franchise’s gain.