Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/6/12

Dallas Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the team expects to retain coach Rick Carlisle, even though he is at the end of a four-year contract, ESPNDallas.com reported Sunday.

"He likes us, we like him and those situations generally get worked out," Nelson told ESPNDallas.com on Sunday. "Rick isn't going anywhere. This is certainly not the time and place to get into depth on that issue, but I don't foresee that situation changing."

Carlisle led the Mavericks to the NBA championship last season, but they were swept in four game by Oklahoma City in the first round this season.

Carlisle was non-committal about his return.

"This has been a great opportunity for me and my family and we love it here," Carlisle said. "That's as far as I'm going to go talking about it."

However, he talked about the Mavericks' future as though he would continue to be a part of the team.

"Going forward, we've got an extremely attractive situation here," Carlisle said. "We've got a great owner, it's a great city, the physical setup is second to none in terms of the proximity of everything and this is a franchise that's always going to be in the hunt."

Mavs owner Mark Cuban said before Saturday's Game 4 that he will continue with his policy of reviewing the situation after the season and had no further comment.

In four seasons with the Mavs, Carlisle has compiled a 198-114 record.

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