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Rick Carlisle excited to have a different type of player at center

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was pretty close to working with DeAndre Jordan this offseason, but after Jordan went back to the Clippers, the Mavs had to scramble and find a replacement.  By acquiring Zaza Pachulia, the Mavs may have added a much different element to their offense that both Jordan and last year's starting center, Tyson Chandler, don't bring to the table...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: when will Wesley Matthews return?

Wesley Matthews, who tore his Achilles tendon in the early part of March last season, is now going to take a little more time than expected to recover from his injury. Matthews, however optimistic, never had a definite time table for his return and was already expected to miss training camp. Matthews, who just signed a four year, seventy million dollar deal with the Mavericks, could...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews Could Be Out Until Christmas

Wesley Matthews will definitely not be ready for the Dallas Mavericks' regular season opener. Matthews is still returning from a torn Achilles sustained on March 5th. Asked if Christmas was a realistic date for Matthews' return, Rick Carlisle said: "It's a definite maybe. "It could be sooner. It's hard to say. His court activity has been ramped up some. He will participate in certain...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: Dirk to see fewer minutes this season

    For 17 NBA seasons, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a model of ageless German grace. Those exquisite one-legged fadeaways, those sublime rainbow three-pointers, those regal pick-and-pops that should be set on an everlasting loop to the sweet sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach. But if even God had to rest on the seventh day, Dallas should probably consider lessening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants to follow the 2011 formula for Mavs

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle plans on following the championship formula he established in 2011. While it's a different team, with Dirk Nowitzki a few years older, Carlisle knows exactly what he wants to focus on once the Mavericks get their first practice as a unit.  Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of  “Offensively, I like our team,” Carlisle...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is a licensed pilot

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has an impressive list of skills to his name.  The first, of course, is his basketball coaching prowess. But Carlisle is also a pretty impressive pianist, and now, he's also a licensed pilot. Here's more form Tim MacMahon's profile of Carlisle for ESPN: "And Carlisle is now a licensed pilot on the brink of achieving his instrument rating...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants Mavs to become a better rebounding team

Despite winning 50 games last season, the Dallas Mavericks have a few areas that could use some improvement heading into the 2015-16 season.One of those areas is rebounding, especially after losing center Tyson Chandler in free agency. The Mavericks finished 29th in defensive rebounding percentage last season, which allowed opponents tons of extra chances and put a strain on the...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rondo reportedly done in Dallas if Carlisle returns as coach

In a development that hardly could be considered shocking in light of everything that has transpired since his trade to the Dallas Mavericks, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that if Rick Carlisle returns as coach of the team, Rajon Rondo is as good as gone and won’t be on the roster next season. Wojnarowski, who...Read More The post Rajon Rondo reportedly done in Dallas...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle blasts Mavericks for lack of effort

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was not pleased with his team’s effort in a loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. With the Mavs clinging to the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, Carlisle felt it was “an embarrassment” that the Suns led by 15 at the half. “This is a Dallas Mavericks hard-play...Read More
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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