DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - You can go ahead and cross two names off of the list of candidates for the Dallas Mavericks vacant president of basketball operations position.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Mavs are not pursuing Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri or Celtics former boss Danny Ainge for Donnie Nelson's former job. However, Michael Finley has "immediately emerged as a head of basketball ops candidate," as was previously reported.
Additionally, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported Tuesday that the Mavs will not seek compensation from whichever team brings in former coach Rick Carlisle despite him resigning with two years left on his contract.
"The Mavericks will not seek any compensation from a team that hires Rick Carlisle despite the coach resigning with two years remaining on his contract, sources told ESPN. Mark Cuban does not want to complicate Carlisle’s quest for a new opportunity."