DALLAS — In what appears to be the latest move of their ever-changing offseason, the Dallas Mavericks have reportedly added yet another promising face to the fold.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Mavericks have lured away former Washington Wizards scout Mike Wilson, who will reportedly assume a player personnel position after serving as Washington’s head of college scouting for the past nine seasons.
Already integrating new general manager Gersson Rosas, the Mavs’ front office will now try to also bring along Wilson, a native of Pittsburgh and resident of suburban Austin, who also worked as a scout with the Denver Nuggets after spending 13 years as a college assistant with Auburn, Rhode Island, Baylor, UNC Wilmington, Spartanburg Methodist, McNeese State, Penn State and Slippery Rock.
Wilson is expected to assist the Mavs’ brass as the franchise tries to further its new analytical approach towards building a championship contender.
“We really expanded our analytics group,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said earlier this offseason. “We’re developing and expanding what I’m calling ‘bio-analytics’ and we’re extending into other areas.”
He added: “When I said analytics, I said ‘bio-analytics.’ I mean, traditional analytics we’ve been doing a long time, and we think we’re pretty good at it. You know, you always want new viewpoints. … We’re really starting to push the envelope in everything from genetic testing to blood analysis to performance technology. When you start pushing the envelope in all these new technical areas, which I think are going to change the face of how teams do business, and we started looking at ways where we can better pick players … and also try to extend their careers, you’ve got to have somebody who has extensive experience in managing a lot of diverse types of performance analytics and all these different pieces.”