The Dallas Mavericks have hired Melvin Hunt as an assistant coach.

Hunt was also pursued by the New Orleans Pelicans after the Denver Nuggets decided to hire Mike Malone as head coach.

Hunt took over as the Nuggets' interim coach in early March after Brian Shaw's dismissal and coached Denver to a 10-13 record over its final 23 games, which prompted the likes of Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried to publicly campaign for him to keep the job full time.