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Dallas Mavericks: Rick Carlisle is a genious

Rick Carlisle After 14 games, the Mavericks are in good shape in the competitive Western Conference, currently having the 5th best record in the conference (10-4). The last few games have also shown glimpses of Rick Carlisle’s regular rotation, and as expected, it involves everyone. Carlisle seems to have a definite starting five, but he has distributed minutes throughout the roster...
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Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle: Kobe Bryant Is a “Basketball Assassin”

Rick Carlisle said it best. I’m not even sure I need to write a post on it. During a conversation after Mavs shoot around, Carlisle was asked about Kobe Bryant. Carlisle has been around the NBA a long time, and didn’t pull any punches in describing the Black Mamba. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle calls Kobe Bryant a "basketball assassin":
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs show toughness in torturing of Sixers

DALLAS - Rick Carlisle concedes his team isn't 'physical.' But that doesn't mean the Mavs can't exhibit 'toughness,' as they demonstrated Thursday in an almost sadistic 123-70 home win over the tanktastic Sixers. And I mean 'sadistic' in the nicest possible way ... The Dallas Mavericks lack bruising physicality, are struggling at the starting point...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle’s ripping of Chandler Parsons’ weight was unnecessary and stupid

Oftentimes in the NBA, players make dumb and controversial statements. Across all professional sports, that is the case and when players do say things that are ill-advised, coaches and executives are the people that have to backtrack those remarks and save face. Rarely, if ever, is it the coach saying something stupid, especially about a player. Well, veteran coach Rick Carlisle...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle apologizes for calling Parsons overweight

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle apologized on Sunday for some recent comments he made about his team’s biggest offseason acquisition. After Chandler Parsons missed five of six 3-pointers during a preseason game last week, Carlisle said Parsons needs to lose some weight and work on his conditioning. “Parsons looked tired out there,” Carlisle said,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs' Parsons and the Battle of the Bulge?

DALLAS -- There are certain battles Mavs players are not going to win. Like battles with coach Rick Carlisle. There are other certain battles that Carlisle insists they must win. Like Chandler Parsons' "Battle of the Bulge.'' "He looked tired out there tonight to me, and his shot is short," Carlisle said after Dallas' preseason loss to OKC on Friday...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs’ Rick Carlisle wants to kick the Spurs’ butt

Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle thoughts on the San Antonio Spurs have come pretty clear in a radio interview Thursday with KESN-FM 103.3 in Dallas. Carlise was asked if he would like to see Coach Gregg Popovich leave the  game and give him a fond farewell. Thinking he’d would want to see the Mavs’ in-state rival […]
Via Project Spurs
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs' bar was raised... and must remain there

DALLAS - "We walk away from this disappointed, certainly,' Rick Carlisle said after Sunday's 119-96 Game 7 failure in San Antonio, "but not dismayed." That's a gracious way for the Dallas coach to describe where his bar of expectations might've realistically been for his 8-seed-vs.-1-seed duel. But me? The bar moved, so graciousness is harder to come...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 05, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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