The Dallas Mavericks are not pursuing Masai Ujiri or Danny Ainge for their head of basketball operations position. Both Ujiri and Ainge would surely want more autonomy than what executives with the franchise have been afforded while working for Mark Cuban. Cuban will continue to have final say on roster decisions.

Ujiri does not currently have a contract with the Toronto Raptors for the 21-22 season. Ainge stepped down from his role running the Boston Celtics this offseason. 

The Mavericks have hired a search firm to help the franchise with the hiring process, which will result in at least one external executive being added to the front office no matter what.

Dallas is considering elevating Michael Finley for the role.