The Dallas Mavericks could soon have a new leader at the helm, as current minority owner Mark Cuban is allegedly preparing Matan Adelson, son of Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson, to eventually run the NBA franchise. Matan’s mother, Miriam Adelson, is set to acquire a majority interest in the team, with Cuban remaining as the head of basketball operations and holding a 20% stake in the team.
Matan Adelson, a Stanford alum, has already interned for the Mavericks and Goldman Sachs, and a report by The New York Post suggests that he could be in charge of the team by the time he is 30 years old. Matan’s experience as an intern for the Mavericks and his leadership in acquiring 90% of the Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem basketball team indicate that he has a strong understanding of the industry.
In a statement regarding the acquisition of Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, Matan highlighted his admiration for Kobe Bryant and his determination, suggesting that he aims to emulate that mentality in his leadership. Considering that close to half of the Jerusalem team’s players are American, it is evident that Matan has experience working with athletes, which could be beneficial in his prospective leadership role with the Mavericks.
The Adelson family’s business experience and Miriam Adelson’s significant financial resources are expected to benefit the Mavericks, as the NBA salary cap continues to rise. Furthermore, Matan’s experience in running a foreign basketball team may bring added value to the Mavericks, particularly with the team’s history of success with European-born stars such as Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Dončić.
If Matan Adelson assumes leadership of the Dallas Mavericks, it could potentially bring a new era of success and growth for the franchise, with his unique experience and ties to the Adelson family expected to serve as valuable assets in the future.