Mavs Gaming has hired Lance Sessions to serve as the team’s assistant coach for season two of the NBA 2K League, the team announced on Twitter.
We are very excited to announce the newest addition to our coaching staff and Mavs Gaming family, @SessionsSC2K! Lance will be joining us as our new Assistant Coach going into Season Two of the @NBA2KLeague! Please give him a warm welcome! #EmbraceTheFuture
Sessions previously worked in the league as a scout for expansion team T-Wolves Gaming. Before joining the T-Wolves, he was a student at the University of Oklahoma and the owner and co-founder of the Showcase2K draft league and ScoutingSC2K service.
The move comes as a part of a major overhaul by Mavs Gaming after the first season of the NBA 2K League. Despite a roster featuring first-overall pick Dimez and hometown hero Dayfri, the Mavs underperformed and finished the season 6-8, missing the playoffs and failing to win any tournaments. The team hired MPBA legend Toijuin “LT” Fairley as head coach after Jonah Edwards stepped down to take the Magic Gaming head coach job. The Mavericks also brought in Trey Christensen as its director of esports, Jonathan Miller as its esports sales manager, and Jourdan Kerl as brand ambassador, among other esports hires.
Couldn’t of picked a better individual to assist me down this journey. Now it’s time to work! https://t.co/RTYA2xRtck
Mavs Gaming holds the No. 5 and No. 14 overall picks in the draft, as well as three other selections; the team’s five entry draft picks are the most of any team in the NBA 2K League. After protected Dimez and Dayfri after season one, the team traded Dayfri to Wizards District Gaming in exchange for the No. 14 overall pick in the draft.