June 19, 2017, 10:52 am
The Mavs have tabbed Vincent Collett, Frank Ntilikina’s coach in Strasbourg, to work with their Summer League squad in Orlando.
The connections between Ntilikina and Dallas continue to grow. They are apparently big fans of his and hope to select him with the ninth overall pick in Thursday’s draft. The Knicks are also said to have him atop their ranks and pick at No. 8, so while things may be out of Dallas’ hands there’s little doubt that he’s a preferred target. The word is that New York has team personnel over in Europe to keep track of his progress up until the draft. As for Dallas, Inviting Collett over would be a great way to help the young Frenchman adjust to his new life, even if his former coach only sticks around for the duration of Summer League.