Source: Popeye Jones to join Avery's staff
June, 15, 2010
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com
The Dallas Mavericks will lose at least one assistant coach this offseason, but Popeye Jones wasn't the one they expected to say good-bye to first.
While Dwane Casey continues to wait for a call to become a head coach, Popeye, the Mavs' player development coach the past four seasons, will join Avery Johnson's staff with the New Jersey Nets, according to a league source.
Jones, who had two stints with the Mavs during his 11-year NBA career, was with the franchise for four seasons as a coach.