Najera Retires; Will Become D-League coach and Mavs Exec
Najera spent five of his 12 NBA seasons with Dallas. He will become the head
coach of D-League's Texas Legends and will also be a minority owner of the
minor league club.
"This is a dream come true," said Najera. "I have long wondered what would be
in store for me when I hung up the basketball playing shoes, and this is the
perfect opportunity for my post-playing career."
Najera, who will succeed Del Harris as coach of the Legends, will also hold a
front office position with the Mavericks. Harris will return to his role as
the general manager of the Legends.
"I look forward to assisting Eddie in any way possible as general manager,"
said Harris. "I am proud to say that one of my former players is taking over
the coaching reigns, and look forward to watching Eddie's development as a
Najera will become the first Mexican-born head coach under the NBA umbrella.
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