Quinton Crawford

Mavericks To Hire Quinton Crawford As Assistant Coach

The Mavericks are hiring Quinton Crawford to be an assistant coach under Jason Kidd, sources tell Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).

Crawford, 31, has been an assistant coach with the Lakers for the past three seasons, getting his start during the team’s championship season in 2019/20. He’s viewed as an “up-and-coming, bright coach,” according to Turner.

Crawford was an assistant under former L.A. head coach Frank Vogel, who was fired after the season and subsequently replaced by Darvin Ham. With Ham looking to bring in his own staff, it’s not surprising that Crawford may have been given permission to look for other opportunities, assuming he was still under contract.

Kidd and Crawford have experience working together, as Kidd was also an assistant on Vogel’s staff from 2019-21. Kidd departed when he got the head coaching job in Dallas last June.

Crawford was the head video coordinator and a player development coach for Charlotte and Orlando the two seasons prior to joining the Lakers.

Lakers Officially Announce Coaching Staff

The Lakers have officially announced the assistant coaches who will join new head coach Frank Vogel on the team’s bench this season.

As expected, former head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins are the headliners of the group. Their deals with the team were previously reported, as was Phil Handy‘s. Handy has appeared in five consecutive NBA Finals, having coached in Cleveland before joining the Raptors for the 2018/19 season.

The Lakers also confirmed the previously-reported hirings of former Lakers player Mike Penberthy and former Hornets player development coach Quinton Crawford, both of whom will be assistants. Miles Simon will be the only returning assistant from last season’s staff.

“I could not be more excited about the group we’ve assembled,” Vogel said in a statement. “Each of these guys brings a unique set of skills and experiences that will greatly impact the success of our players, as we look to build a championship-caliber team.”

The Lakers also announced that they’ve hired Greg St. Jean as a player development coach/advance scout and Dru Anthrop as the team’s head video coordinator/player development coach.