Mavericks extend head coach Jason Kidd after defeating Clippers in Round 1

Jason Kidd has led the Mavericks to the playoffs in two of his three seasons on the job

DALLAS, TEXAS - APRIL 07: Head coach Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the second half against the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Center on April 07, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)
The Mavericks have given head coach Jason Kidd a multi-year extension. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks know they've got a good thing with head coach Jason Kidd, and they want it to last. They announced Monday morning that they've signed Kidd to a multi-year contract extension. Details of the contract were not released.

"We are excited to have Coach Kidd continue to lead our team throughout the coming years with this well-earned contract extension," Mavericks governor Patrick Dumont said in a statement. "Kidd led our team to two playoff appearances in three seasons, and we are looking forward to his leadership in continuing to build and grow this already great franchise."

Kidd, 51, is in his third season with the Mavericks. He took the team to the playoffs in 2021-22, his first season on the job, but missed the postseason the following year with a 38-44 record. But this season's 50-32 record was good enough for a No. 5 seed, and the Mavs just sent the Los Angeles Clippers home to move on to Round 2.

"I have known Jason for a long time, and I cannot think of a better, more qualified candidate to lead this team going forward," general manager Nico Harrison said. "As a former NBA champion Hall of Fame player, Jason brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, which cannot be duplicated. He has earned the trust and respect of our players and that of so many across the league, and I look forward to working alongside him as we continue to build upon the culture and foundation of success he's helped foster throughout his tenure as head coach."

The Mavs have a difficult assignment for Round 2. They're facing the Oklahoma City Thunder, who sent their first-round opponent, the New Orleans Pelicans, home in just four games. But the Dallas front office has a lot of confidence Kidd is the right coach to lead the Mavs, no matter what happens. Game 1 of that series tips off Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT.