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Rick Carlisle | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (55) / 10/27/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210

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Coach Rick Carlisle said he would rather "kick their ass" rather than have coach Gregg Popovich retire from coaching the Spurs.
Unlike the Blazers, Thunder and Heat, the Mavericks actually gave the Spurs a decent series. Interestingly, the Mavericks have lost nine consecutive regular-season matchups vs. the Spurs, so the seven-game battle was a surprise. Carlisle will get his wish and will get a chance to snap the streak against Pop and the Spurs. Fri, Jun 20, 2014 11:48:00 AM

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The Mavericks used a strength-in-numbers approach to find success during the 2013-14 season.

The Mavs had five different scorers averaging double figures, and also had the sixth-best scoring bench in the league, with their reserves averaging 35.7 points a game. Despite not having a true "defensive stopper," and being in the bottom tier of most defensive categories the Mavs reached the playoffs for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons. "We’ve got to be a strength-in-numbers outfit here," Carlisle explained during the season. "We need our bench to give us intensity, persistence and scoring. But it’s not all about those guys putting points on the board. You know, they’ve got to play hard and at full capacity within our defensive system and rebound." Carlisle's Mavericks have so far been the only team to beat Miami in the Finals during the Big 3 Era.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Rick Carlisle was unhappy with his team's defense during Wednesday's game, and said that "everything is in play" as he looks to correct the problem.

"We got a lot of guys who are ready," Carlisle said. "We’ll keep looking at it every day. Our guys who haven’t played much practiced well today and I’m certain that they’re ready to go if needed." Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon comprise a poor defensive backcourt, with both guys ranking in the bottom-12 for defensive rating among guards playing 25+ minutes, but it remains to be seen whether Carlisle is just motivating his key players or legitimately mulling changes. Stay tuned.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 05:47:00 PM

The Mavericks are parting ways with recently-hired GM Gersson Rosas, according to

Rosas was hired in July but apparently he wasn't a good "fit" in the Mavs' front office. The exact cause of his sudden departure isn't known.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 03:43:00 PM

The Mavericks agreed with Gersson Rosas to become their general manager.

Rosas was the VP of basketball operations for the Rockets and has coached for the Venezuelan national team and at the University of Houston. The Mavericks had a relatively quiet offseason for the second year in a row, so Rosas will have his hands full, plus he'll have to work with Mark Cuban.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Mark Cuban says the Mavs are better off without Dwight Howard this season but need to add a superstar in the long term.

This sounds pretty similar to what Cuban said after he missed out on Deron Williams last summer. The truth is the Mavs went hard after Howard and lost him to Houston. Their consolation prize was at least one year of Samuel Dalembert, who is serviceable but is in no way a better option than Dwight Howard. With Dirk Nowitzki reaching the final third of his career, Cuban's right in saying the Mavs need a new superstar, but this is two straight summers he's missed on luring one to Dallas.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Mark Cuban says the Mavs have meetings set with several unnamed played in Los Angeles.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out at least two of those players are Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, who are both scheduled to be free agents. The Mavs have reportedly made Howard and Paul their top two priorities this summer. While CP3 is expected to re-sign with the Clippers, Howard is reportedly preparing to leave L.A. ESPN's Chris Broussard believes the Mavs and Rockets as the two favorites to land Howard this summer.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 12:24:00 PM

The Mavs are looking to trade their first-round pick (13th overall) in hopes of creating cap room for Dwight Howard, multiple sources tell's Chad Ford.

This isn't the first we've heard of the Mavs' reported interest in both Howard and point guard Chris Paul. In fact, Dirk Nowitzki said he's willing to play salesman to the two free-agent stars and is also open to taking a substantial pay cut next summer to make the financials work. Both Howard and Paul would have to leave a year and several million dollars on the table to sign with Dallas, but the lure or playing for a title next to Dirk might be enough to win them over.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, May 22, 2013 03:09:00 PM

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