Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlisle 'in awe' of Dirk's feat as Mavs beat Jazz, cut magic number to two

On a history-making night, the only thing that really mattered to Dirk Nowitzki was that the Mavericks moved one giant step closer to returning to the playoffs. Nowitzki moved into the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but the more important development was the Mavericks’ relatively simple 95-83 victory over the Utah Jazz to cap a season-turning 4-0 road trip. The...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Discuss Playing Harder Amid Slow Starts

Rick Carlisle has broken down film and understands the Dallas Mavericks must get off to better starts to games. “Our activity level has not been where it needs to be,’’ Carlisle said on Friday. “I’ve just got to prepare them better. “I guess I’ve got to take it upon myself as a responsibility.’’ The Mavericks trailed by 22 less than 14 minutes into their loss...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

After poor showings on defense, Carlisle hints that changes are being considered

It was clear coach Rick Carlisle was unhappy with the effort level and the concentration level after the poor defensive showing in the 117-115 loss to Houston Wednesday. On Thursday, he still wasn’t in a sugarcoating mood. In fact, he said changes are being considered while defense was a major focus at practice. “Everything’s in play, yeah, no question about it,” he said...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle channels Gregg Popovich during interview (Video)

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle borrowed a page from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich by sticking with one-word answers in an interview with ESPN sideline reporter Chris Broussard prior to the start of the fourth quarter in Thursday night's game against Houston.When Broussard asked Carlisle if he would consider double-teaming Rockets center Dwight Howard in the fourth...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Daughter gave Carlisle new outlook on season

The low point during the Dallas Mavericks 2012-13 season probably came in January when the club fell 10 games under .500. Dallas rang in the new year by losing four of its first five games in January. But during that month, an awakening occurred following a loss, according to Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. And the new outlook was sparked by his eight-year-old daughter Abby. While...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs coach likens play to sex manual

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle likened the team's increasing frequency and creativity in committing turnovers to a "best seller" sex manual. 

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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlisle gets four-year deal to stay with Mavs

DALLAS 'We've got an extremely attractive situation here,' Rick Carlisle said recently. '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.' And now Carlisle is locked in as part of the future with a new four-year...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle loses it over non-call

Just when you thought that Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was a peaceful individual, he decided to have an epic coaching meltdown last night.It happened in the second quarter of last night's game three between the Mavericks/Thunder after a lack of an offensive goal-tending call on Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins sent him into a rage not seen before.Carlisle needed...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Carlisle: 'Patience has worn thin' with Odom

Rick Carlisle has been as positive as anyone in the Dallas Mavericks locker room when it has come to the disappointing season Lamar Odom is having. When it has come to the media questioning the forward's lack of production, Carlisle has preached patience. But that changed on Friday. During his weekly local radio interview, the Mavericks head coach didn't hold back when...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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