Damn straight. According to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, former Maverick Darrell Armstrong will be returning to the team as an assistant coach. Armstrong is one of the league’s all-time “good guys,” and was tops (or certainly up there) on everybody’s list of NBA players to make the jump to coaching. I’m glad he decided to latch on to the bottom of the Mavs to begin his career; we’ve missed you, D.A..
If Armstrong can bring the same enthusiasm and zeal to coaching that he did to playing, the Mavs have themselves an absolute steal. His attitude is contagious and he’s learned a thing or two in his time ’round the league; it’s in the opinion of this writer that there is no single reason why Darrell Armstrong won’t make an excellent coach.
Congrats to the Mavs, and congrats to D.A..