Carlisle sees improvement across board for Mavs

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks brass have earned high marks and rightfully so for their solid moves this summer in revamping the roster, making additions like Al-Farouq Aminu, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Richard Jefferson, Jameer Nelson, Chandler Parsons, Greg Smith and Charlie Villanueva, who was officially added to the mix on Tuesday. And the universal consensus among fans...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson likely to sign with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have been looking to make a big move or two this offseason, and it appears that they are close to making a big upgrade to their point guard position. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Mavericks and point guard Jameer Nelson are on track to complete a deal when they visit with each other on Thursday. This will certainly be a big addition to an...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlisle looking to win with new faces on Mavs' roster

In the aftermath of the trade that brought Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks, Rick Carlisle seemed to believe he'd still have players such as Vince Carter and perhaps even Shawn Marion on his roster. That all changed when the Mavs decided to sign Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet. Carlisle will once again try...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Rumors: Rick Carlisle to meet with FA Mo Williams today

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is set to meet with free agent Mo Williams per ESPN: "Veteran guard Mo Williams is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, sources said."Wiki CommonsThe Mavericks have had a productive offseason thus far. They signed long-time franchise star Dirk Nowitzki to a 3-year 30 million dollar deal and received Raymond...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

All Mavs can do is wait in LeBron decision part II

DALLAS - frenetic dust storm has descended on Vegas in the form of a league-altering meeting between LeBron James and Pat Riley. Rick Carlisle is about to descend on Vegas, too. But there is no frenzy, as the Mavs coach is calmly tutoring the likes of Gal Mekel and Ivan Johnson. 'Nobody can sign anything until the 10th,' Rick says. 'We're working every angle we can...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs in free agency and your 'guarded heart'

DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks get an A for "execution of the plan" so far. They are not very secretive about how elated they are about the pickup of Tyson Chandler and I'm not just talking about salesman Cuban or happy-go-lucky Donnie. Carlisle is ecstatic. Dirk is ecstatic. But that trade is only a step. Other shoes must drop, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday with the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Larkin Criticizes Rick Carlisle, Mavericks’ Development Of Talent, Praises Passion Of New York Fans

Barry Larkin retired from his excellent baseball career in 2004, but he’s still in the professional sports consciousness, as his son Shane is a point guard for the New York Knicks. Shane Larkin was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks last summer after an excellent season at the University of Miami in 2012-13, but had a quiet rookie year in Dallas, and was traded...
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June 29, 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 […]
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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...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs have no answers in blowout loss to Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- It took seven games, but this series finally resembled the one so many of us had predicted. After taking the Spurs to the brink in a mesmerizing first-round matchup, the Dallas Mavericks went quietly into the night in a 119-96 loss in Game 7. Spurs point guard Tony Parker, who struggled early in this series, scored 14 of his series-high 32 points in the first quarter...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs' Carlisle: Popovich should be 'Coach of the Century'

The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have a long-heated NBA rivalry. While the fans take this in-state battle seriously, the coaches and players have the utmost respect for what each franchise has accomplished. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA's Coach of the year on Monday, but Mavs coach Rick Carlisle believes that's not enough. "Why don't we just...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 11, 2014  |  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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April 09, 2014  |  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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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle believes Danny Ainge can turn the Celtics around quickly

There's a breathless moment that many of us can take into account during our lives. Dreams we had during the days as a youth. Those dreams are long gone for many of us. There was always a plan "B", or even a plan "C" in certain circumstances when our dreams changed into something unreal. I would love for Danny Ainge to rub on his magic lamp again. I think...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs get thrashed by 'Cats as Dirk hurts ankle

The Bobcats had 60 points in the paint, totaled 42 assists, made 12 3-pointers and owned leads as large as 27 in recording a rare victory over the previously hot Mavs, 114-89. 'We deserved to get thrashed,' coach Rick Carlisle said. 'And we did.' Once upon a time, the Dallas Mavericks could do no wrong, statistically-speaking, when it comes to the Bobcats. Entering...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle gave Larry Bird DVD to Dirk Nowitzki after Mavericks hiring

It’s been about six years since the Dallas Mavericks hired Rick Carlisle to be their head coach and since that date, Dallas has an NBA title to their name. Only a few moments ago, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram told this quick story about a gift that Carlisle gave star Dirk Nowitzki after being hiring by the Mavericks: Rick Carlisle said he flew to Germany when he...
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February 09, 2014  |  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

Mavs coach blames NY's 'media cesspool' for Mike Woodson's woes

Rick Carlisle gave New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson the kind of public vote of confidence neither team president Steve Mills nor owner James Dolan has been willing to do lately this season.In a unsolicited gesture during his postgame press conference, after the Knicks posted a 92-80 victory over his Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Carlisle lavished praise upon Woodson."If I...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First Impressions: Mavs 100, T'Wolves 98

'Shawn was the key to the game,' coach Rick Carlisle said after the Mavs' 100-98 thriller at Minnesota on Monday. 'And we didn’t run one play for him; he just produced.' Dallas produced a third straight road victory for the first time since last March. First Impressions:
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle thinks Gregg Popovich is ‘the best coach ever’

Over the history of the NBA, there have been plenty of great head coaches and one of them has to be current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Recently, Dallas Mavericks head man Rick Carlisle decided to say that Gregg was arguably “the best coach ever” according to the Dallas Morning-News: “The league is one challenge after another after another. Pop has become a...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks realize every game critical to playoff chances

It’s not even Christmas, but Rick Carlisle is making references to next April. Mind you, he’s not looking ahead to the playoffs, but rather analyzing what it will take for the Mavericks to reach the postseason. Carlisle says it starts with getting his team to understand that December games matter just as much as April’s. The Mavericks (15-10) have gained traction by winning...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs beat Bucks 106-93 without Nowitzki, Carlisle

Brandan Wright led Dallas with 19 points in his season debut, Jose Calderon scored 18 and the Mavericks shrugged off the absence of Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night. Nowitzki and Carlisle missed the game with an undisclosed illness. Carlisle has been fighting an upper respiratory problem since before a four-game road trip that...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' Nowitzki, Carlisle miss game due to illness

Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle will miss the Mavericks' game Saturday night against Milwaukee because of an unspecified illness. Both missed the team's shootaround earlier in the day and were not at American Airlines Center for the game. Dallas assistant coach Monte Mathis is filling in for Carlisle. Nowitzki has played in all 23 games for the Mavericks...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Mavs' Carlisle does his best Popovich impression

ESPN's Chris Broussard probably thought he had an easy night talking to Mavs' Rick Carlisle but instead, found himself interviewing every reporter's nightmare... San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich. See, Carlisle thought it be best to impersonate Popovich on Broussard and the results were glorious. Check out Carlisle doing his best Pop impression and I got to...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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