Browsing Rick Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks Season Preview: Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban and Not a Lot of Change

Posted on 8 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Familiarity is good, but in the case of the Dallas Mavericks, it means being stuck in a rut. Dirk Nowitzki is still here, waiting for better teammates, knowing Mark Cuban won’t land him any, which means the Mavericks won’t go very far in the playoffs, again. More

Dallas Mavericks – Moving on From the Rajon Rondo Catastrophe

Posted on 29 Apr, 2015, by in NBA

The Dallas Mavericks are out of the playoffs in the first round again. The blame game is fun, with Mark Cuban, Rajon Rondo and others on the shortlist of biggest baddie of the season, but where do the Mavericks go from here? The immediate future doesn’t seem too bright. More

Dallas Mavericks – Rajon Rondo Hurting Them Even When He Isn’t Playing

Posted on 26 Feb, 2015, by in NBA

The fallout from the Rajon Rondo – Rick Carlisle incident? A one game suspension for the big-mouthed, big-ego point guard, and looking quite terrible in a road game against the Atlanta Hawks, losing 104-87. More

Dallas Mavericks – Rajon Rondo Makes Even Rick Carlisle Hate Him

Posted on 25 Feb, 2015, by in NBA

Frustration, arrogance and ego led Rajon Rondo to disobey Rick Carlisle on the court which resulted in a shouting match between player and coach, followed by getting benched for the rest of the game, in which the Dallas Mavericks overcame the Toronto Raptors 99-92. More

Mavericks Over Spurs – A Blowout No One Expected

Posted on 24 Apr, 2014, by in NBA

Even the Dallas Mavericks, feeling very confident going into game 2 after letting a lead slip away from them in the series opener, didn’t expect to look so good and beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to make it an even 1-1 behind big offensive nights from Shawn Marion and Monta Ellis, but more than anything the defensive adjustments from Rick Carlisle. More

Dallas Mavericks – Monta Ellis Signing Comes With Perfect Timing

Posted on 13 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

It didn’t take Monta Ellis very long to recover from firing his agent, agreeing to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, coming right on time as rookie point guard Shane Larkin breaks his ankle, and Devin Harris, with a different injury, eventually does not sign with the team. More

Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks & San Antonio Spurs Only Teams With the Same Head Coach For More Than Three Seasons

Posted on 24 Jun, 2013, by in NBA

The NBA isn’t exactly a league that preaches for coaching stability. In fact, only four teams: The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs have a head coach that’s been at the job for more than three seasons, as Erik Spoelstra, Scott Brooks and Rick Carlisle have been at the job since the 2008-2009 season, while Gregg Popovich has been with the Spurs since the 1996-1997 season. More

Dallas Mavericks Don’t Want Dirk Nowitzki as Their Star Anymore

Posted on 22 Apr, 2013, by in NBA

At some point, every franchise player becomes redundant or at least not as important as he was. Dirk Nowitzki, after missing nearly half the season and missing the playoffs for the first time in over a decade, has become that type of player for the Dallas Mavericks, who’ll be looking for someone else to take over the “number one” slot for the team, hopefully as soon as possible. More

USA Basketball – Who Needs to Replace Coach K

Posted on 27 Feb, 2013, by in Featured

It’s been 7 years with 2 Olympic Gold Medals for Mike Krzyzewski, building back a somewhat torn down Dream Team franchise with Jerry Colangelo that suffered from a disappointing run before Coach K took the reigns. However, the 2012 London Olympics were the last time for him, and it’s likely that either Gregg Popovich or Doc Rivers will take over the position. More

Longest Serving NBA Head Coaches

Posted on 20 Sep, 2012, by in Featured

Longevity is a rarity in the demanding world of pro sports, and the NBA is a fine example, with only nine head coaches who have been with their current teams for over three years. Most of them are guys who are either three or four season on the team, but Doc Rivers (Boston Celtics), George Karl (Denver Nuggets) and Gregg Popovich stand out by holding on to their currents jobs for over seven years. More