Former Dallas Mavericks superstar Jason Terry has been making the rounds of late. First he was on a local Dallas radio show talking about San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich putting snakes and thousands of flies in the Mavericks’ locker room years ago.
These past two nights, though, Terry has brought his charismatic smile to the Fox Sports 1 studio, appearing on Fox Sports Live. With Derek Fisher about to be announced as the new New York Knicks head coach, Terry was asked about the new NBA trend to hire former players with zero coaching experience to be head coaches, which includes Jason Kidd, whom Terry played for this past season on the Brooklyn Nets.
Terry is confident that the city of New York will not eat Fisher alive, which naturally led to Terry being asked if he has any interest himself in coaching after he gets the jersey torn off his back: “No doubt, I got Mark Cuban on speed dial,” said Terry, with a smile.
But “The Jet” is serious. And unlike the quiet, calm Kidd, Terry has the sort of personality and charisma that motivates players around him to jump into a burning building if necessary. So whether Terry winds up coaching in the NBA or if he gets one of those fun TV gigs on TNT or ESPN, he’s going to bring a colorfulness that is fun.
For now, though, Terry is in the final year of his contract with the Sacramento Kings, so Cuban has at least one more year before he gets that call from his former player.