It won't take long next season before Maverick fans get to welcome back Jason Kidd.

The Mavericks will host Kidd's new team, the New York Knicks, on Nov. 21 at American Airlines Center. It'll be much later in the season, March 22, before Jason Terry and the Boston Celtics come to town.

The NBA will release its entire schedule on Thursday. A few details trickled out Wednesday, via an NBA source, and it's clear that some things will change with the Mavericks' schedule for 2012-13.