Written on: December 1, 2023, 05:54h.
Last updated on: December 1, 2023, 05:54h.
Rumors are swirling in the NBA world as it is believed that Mark Cuban, the soon-to-be minority owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is grooming Matan Adelson, one of Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson’s sons, to eventually lead the NBA franchise.
A recent report by The New York Post suggests that Matan Adelson is being prepared to take over the Mavericks by an unidentified source close to the team. This comes after the announcement that Miriam Adelson and her trust will assume control of the team, while Cuban maintains a 20% stake and continues to run basketball operations.
The acquisition of majority control by the Adelsons makes this deal rather unique, with a Stanford alumnus like Matan Adelson seemingly in line to manage the team in the near future.
Miriam Adelson and Sheldon’s children, Matan and Adam, will have a significant stake in the future direction of the Mavericks, something that could shape them into one of the teams to watch in the NBA in the years to come.
Matan’s ‘Mamba Mentality’
Aside from his background with the Mavericks and Goldman Sachs, Matan Adelson’s leadership was well exemplified when his investor group acquired majority ownership of a foreign basketball team earlier this year.
Matan Adelson’s leadership extends from his admiration of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic, as he hopes to instill this mentality in overseeing the team’s operations.
Matan’s previous role in managing a basketball club puts him in a unique position to understand international talent, a valuable asset in today’s NBA, which routinely scopes for talent from across the globe.
Matan Adelson’s Advantages in Running Mavs
With the future of the Mavericks headed towards the Adelson family, the team will gain financial stability and an understanding of the business side of the sport from their family’s experience in the industry.
In particular, Matan’s familiarity with international basketball could help the team further strengthen its ties with European talent and maintain a competitive edge in the league.