Jason Terry spent eight seasons in Dallas, earning Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2009 and winning an NBA title in 2011. But as the Celtics get set to host the Mavericks on Wednesday, Terry’s level of excitement is rather subdued.
While most players would be chomping at the bit to face their former squad, Terry understands that this year’s version of the Mavericks is much different than the teams he played on. Dirk Nowitzki is out, Shawn Marion might not play and Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler are long gone. In fact, head coach Rick Carlisle is the main attraction.
Terry admitted after practice on Tuesday that he’s excited to see Carlisle, who has been the Mavericks’ head coach since 2008 and who helped guide Terry’s 2011 Dallas squad to championship glory. JET also said he plans to give his former coach a big hug when the two meet up on the TD Garden hardwood on Wednesday.
Check out the video above to hear more about Terry’s upcoming game against his former team along with some comments from his current head coach, Doc Rivers.