General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations, Dallas Mavericks
Nico Harrison was named general manager of the Dallas Mavericks on June 28, 2021. In his first season leading the Mavs, the team posted a 52-30 record and advanced to the 2022 Western Conference Finals. Harrison also made an immediate impact on the job by orchestrating the signing of Luka Dončić to his rookie supermax extension in August of 2021, a record-setting deal.
He joined the Mavericks after spending 19 years at Nike, where he most recently held the title of vice president of North America basketball operations. In his role, Harrison supervised Nike’s basketball brand managers and worked closely with many of the brand’s star players, including Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
Prior to joining Nike in 2002, Harrison played professional basketball in Belgium for over seven years.
Harrison spent his final three collegiate seasons at Montana State University after transferring from Army West Point. He was a three-time, first team All-Big Sky selection and eclipsed 1,000 points in his three years at MSU. As a senior in 1995-96, Harrison led the Bobcats to a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Spokane, Washington, native was also named an Academic All-American and a two-time winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar-Athlete Award during his career at MSU. He was inducted into the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.