Jason Kidd will be a "prime candidate" once the Dallas Mavericks begin their head coaching search. The Mavericks are focused on hiring a new president of basketball operations. 

Rick Carlisle also endorsed Kidd as the next head coach of the Mavericks.

"My hope is that Jason Kidd will be the next coach of the Mavericks because he and Luka have so many things in common as players," Carlisle told Tim MacMahon.

Kidd is coming off his second season as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.