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Rick Carlisle | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 10/27/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210

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Rick Carlisle has reportedly finalized a five-year, $35 million extension to remain as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
Carilsle is one of the best coaches in the league, and Mark Cuban has been quoted saying he'd like for Carlisle to be the Gregg Popovich of the Mavericks, so this is the first step in that direction. Carlisle will now be under contract in Dallas through the 2021-22 season. Nov 5 - 4:55 PM

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The Dallas Mavericks are nearing an extension with head coach Rick Carlisle.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team is nearing agreement on new five-year deal with Carlisle. This is a smart move for the Mavericks as Carlisle is one of the better coaches in the NBA and will help provide the Mavs with some stability as they transition their roster.
Oct 27 - 10:59 AM

Mavs' GM Donnie Nelson said that their opportunities of moving up in the 2015 NBA draft are "minimal."

Nelson added that they don't anticipate trading out of the first-round, and that if they do trade down from their No. 21 overall selection, it won't be very far. Nelson also hinted that they are considering taking a point guard, but it's unlikely the player they take that late will have a statistically relevant season during his rookie year.
Jun 25 - 6:47 PM

The Mavs have added Melvin Hunt and Eduardo Najera as assistant coaches.

Najera was a coach for the D-League Texas Legends and Hunt was the interim coach for the Nuggets last season. Both coaches have chances to become head coaches in the near future.
Jun 19 - 7:34 PM

The Mavs are reportedly in "serious talks" to hire former Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt as an assistant coach on Rick Carlisle's staff.

Mike Malone beat out Hunt for the head coaching position in Denver, but it sounds like he won't be unemployed for very long. He's also reportedly received interest from the Pelicans, but right now, it would seem the Mavericks are a frontrunner to acquire his services.
Jun 19 - 12:47 PM

Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said that they would like current head coach Rick Carisle to be their Jerry Sloan.

"Rick is our Jerry Sloan," Nelson proclaimed after the Mavs’ first-round playoff exit. "I think he’s one of the top coaches in the league, if not the top coach. We’re blessed and lucky to have him. He can be in Dallas as long as he wants to be." Carlisle is currently one of just four active head coaches in the NBA with a championship under his belt, and he's established himself as one of the NBA's top-tier head coaches. Expect Dallas' offense to run more efficiently next year sans Rajon Rondo.
May 15 - 11:52 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that his players will have "moderate to normal" minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

The Mavs have nothing to play for and will play against the No. 2 seed. Devin Harris (toe) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out tonight, so there should be more minutes for Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the Mavs in most cases.
Apr 15 - 6:49 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he has a plan in place to rest players in the final four games, but he will not reveal it.

Hopefully, he doesn't pull a Jason Kidd. Based on it being a "plan" for Carlisle, it's probably safe to assume he will stagger the rest of his players. Looking at the schedule, the Mavs are in Denver tonight, in Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Sunday and are in Utah on Monday, so we're not expecting the Mavs to be at full strength for any of those games right now. If you play in DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports), you're going to want to avoid using Mavs unless the team reveals which guys are getting rest. Al-Farouq Aminu, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris may benefit, but they might be rested as well.
Apr 10 - 2:28 PM

Rick Carlisle blasted his Mavericks team for not playing hard on a consistent basis.

Amar'e Stoudemire was right. "This is a Dallas Mavericks hard-play problem, all right? We don’t play hard all the time. And that’s a problem." This was part of a longer response in an attempt to defend Monta Ellis, and Carlisle wasn't done there. "I have my theories, but I'm not going to air them out publicly. I aired things out in there at halftime, and I've said enough for one night as far as that goes. If you've got questions about strategies and specific things, I'll answer them. But in terms of the soul of the team, you've got to ask those guys."
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 23 - 9:37 AM

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

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

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