The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to execute a succession plan in their front office.
The team is negotiating with Nike executive Nico Harrison about working as the team's president of basketball operations, and they hope to hire him for that role and add Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd as their next head coach, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon confirmed Stein's report.
The Mavericks moved on from Donnie Nelson as general manager and president of basketball operations last week, and coach Rick Carlisle announced a day later that he would not return to the franchise.
Harrison played collegiately at Montana State University and professionally in Belgium. He returned to the United States and began working in pharmaceutical sales before he joined Nike as a sales rep in April 2002, according to Carol Schmidt of MSU News.
Harrison was named vice president of North America basketball operations for the company in May 2015.