Jamahl Mosley seems to be the next head coach. to become Orlando Magic after reports indicate both sides are nearing a deal. Among those excited about the Dallas Mavericks assistant to get his first chance to lead a team is a budding superstar Luka Donciac.
The 22-year-old developed a close relationship with Mosley during their time together in Dallas. Many even believed that Doncic preferred the franchise’s longtime assistant to take the Mavericks after Rick Carlisle left this season.
However, Dallas hired Jason Kidd and left Mosley in Orlando’s rebuilding project. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Mosley has basically agreed to a four-year deal with the magic of the head coach gig.
After the latest update to the magic quest for coaching, Doncic took to social media to congratulate his mentor on the new job.
“Congratulations my husband,” Doncic wrote on Twitter after news broke about Mosley’s next hire.
Congratulations my husband https://t.co/IJLhUY4ohJ
– Luka Doncic (@ luka7doncic) July 11, 2021
Mosley will be thrown into the fire immediately in Orlando as he will be given the task of developing a young magic list. The franchise went 21-51 last season under Steve Clifford but has plenty of up and coming talent next year with Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac, Cole Anthony and RJ Hampton all under contract.
As Mosley prepares for his first season as head coach, Doncic will compete for the Slovenian national team at the Olympics for the rest of the summer. The 22-year-old Mavericks star led his country to their first Olympic berth in the country’s history and will now aim to close things off with a strong show in a few weeks.
Earlier this month, Doncic showed how much playing for Slovenia meant to him when asked if he would rather win gold at the Olympics or win an NBA title.
“I could say gold medal with Slovenia. You play for your country and that’s something … but I wouldn’t mind either,” Doncic told reporters.
Doncic begins his hunt for the gold with Slovenia on Monday, July 26 against Argentina.