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Mark Cuban explains why Jason Terry will be ‘amazing’ as Arizona’s assistant coach

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A few hours after being announced as the Arizona Wildcats’ new assistant coach, Jason Terry received some high praise from his former boss.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Terry is “going to be amazing as a coach.”

“He knows how to relate to young players,” Cuban explained. “He is patient and understanding. He works well with parents. He has the complete package. I’m super excited for him. This is just the beginning of a long coaching career.”

Cuban and Terry go way back. Prior to accepting the Arizona assistant coaching job, Terry was the assistant general manager of the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ G League affiliate.

Terry also spent eight seasons (2004-2012) as a player with the Mavs, including the 2010-11 campaign when they knocked off the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

Terry does not have any collegiate coaching experience, but he did coach girls basketball at the AAU level in Texas and received praise for his work there too.

“He led a group of high school girls to their first ever TCAF state championship this year,” one emailer told us about Terry. “His ability to develop raw talent and showcase his basketball IQ is a beauty to watch. The entire City of Dallas is going to miss him, especially the girls AAU circuit. He is LOVED and RESPECTED by all.”