Mavericks To Add Marko Milic To Coaching Staff

The Mavericks intend to hire former NBA wing Marko Milic to their coaching staff in a player development role, according to Marc Stein (Twitter link). Martin Pavcnik of SportKlub first reported that the move was expected to happen.

Milic, the 33rd overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft, became the first Slovenian to play in the league, appearing in 44 games for the Suns from 1997-99 before spending the rest of his playing career overseas. He was a four-time Slovenian League champion and also won a Spanish League title before eventually retiring in 2015.

The Mavericks obviously already have an important existing connection to Slovenia, in All-NBA guard Luka Doncic, who knows Milic well, according to Stein.

Additionally, Milic played alongside current Mavs head coach Jason Kidd in Phoenix.

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