Mavs coach Jason Kidd has non-COVID illness, will miss game in Denver

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd calls to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

DENVER (AP) — Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd will miss Friday night's game at Denver with a non-COVID-19 illness.

Kidd didn't make the trip and will be replaced by top assistant Sean Sweeney. It's the second time Sweeney has filled in. He went 3-1 when Kidd was in the health and safety protocols during the 2021-2022 season, Kidd's first with the Mavericks.

Dallas goes into its first meeting with the defending NBA champion Nuggets as the only undefeated team in the Western Conference. The Mavs are 4-0 for the first time since 2004-2005.