NICO HARRISON INTRODUCED AS DALLAS MAVERICKS GENERAL MANAGER
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have named Nico Harrison as the team’s general manager. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“We are very excited to bring Nico Harrison to Dallas and have him join our organization,” said Mark Cuban. “Nico brings a wealth of basketball knowledge along with both executive and leadership skills. He has proven to have a unique eye for talent on and off the court. I’m looking forward to watching Nico lead the Mavs to new heights.”
Harrison joins the Mavericks after spending the last 19 years at Nike, where he most recently held the title of vice president of North America basketball operations. In his role, Harrison supervised Nike’s basketball brand managers and worked closely with many of the brand’s star players, including Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
“It’s a true honor to be the general manager of the Mavericks; an iconic franchise with a rich history not only within the NBA, but across sports,” said Harrison. “I’m grateful for this rare opportunity and want to thank Mark and the rest of the organization for putting their trust in me to move the team to the next level.”
Prior to joining Nike in 2002, Harrison played professional basketball in Belgium for over seven years.
Harrison spent his final three college seasons at Montana State University after transferring from Army West Point. He was a three-time, first team All-Big Sky selection and eclipsed 1,000 points in his three years at MSU. As a senior in 1995-96, Harrison led the Bobcats to a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Spokane, Washington, native was also named an Academic All-American and a two-time winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar-Athlete Award during his career at MSU. He was inducted into the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.
SAVE THE DATE: MEMBERS OF THE MAVERICKS FRONT OFFICE, INCLUDING MARK CUBAN, CYNT MARSHALL, NICO HARRISON AND JASON KIDD, WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY, JULY 15. TIME AND LOCATION WILL BE CONFIRMED AT A LATER DATE. THANK YOU!