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The beginning of 2010 was the last time the Utah Jazz won in Dallas, and the end of that year was their most recent winning streak of at least seven games. While trying to remain one of the NBA's hottest teams, the Jazz can simultaneously end both of those droughts when they visit the Mavericks on Tuesday night. The opening three months of the season brought mostly headaches for...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons has 26 as Mavs defeat Grizzlies 114-110 in OT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Dallas Mavericks probably felt like they should have avoided overtime. Chandler Parsons made sure they didn't squander the opportunity for the win in the extra period. Parsons scored 26 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in overtime, to lead the Mavericks to a 114-110 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. ''We enjoy playing basketball...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons on Carlisle: 'We have to find a way to get on the same page'

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has been playing his best basketball of the season, maybe of his career, so he was surprised and disappointed to be sitting on the bench for basically the final six minutes of Dallas' three-point loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday.Parsons expressed his surprise afterward, and on Thursday, he expounded on his belief why there is a measure...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why there are fewer ex-player coaches in the NBA

While the NBA appears to be littered with head coaches who also happen to be ex-NBA players, the presence of such coaches is actually severely declining.  As of today, exactly half of NBA teams are run by one-time players. That split is almost identical across conferences as well, with seven such coaches in the East and eight in the West. The list of current head coaches that...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlisle knows Mavs could face trouble without D-Will: 'I'm concerned'

Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams left Monday's game at Atlanta with a hip injury that seemed bad enough for coach Rick Carlisle to say he's "concerned."Dallas (28-23) has just four games left until the All-Star break, but it is a critical time for the team coming off the blowout loss to the Hawks. They play at home against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, at home against the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Nowitzki sits to rest vs Suns to start back-to-back

DALLAS (AP) Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki skipped the game against Phoenix on Sunday night to rest on the front end of a back-to-back and the first of five games in seven nights for Dallas. Coach Rick Carlisle said the decision was based on the schedule, not recent right knee swelling that forced the 37-year-old Nowitzki to miss a game. In his 18th season, Nowitzki is out for...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

10 of the most infamous NBA coach-player feuds

One of the unique things about the sport of basketball is how closely players and their head coaches work together. Sometimes the proximity of that relationship forges a bond between a player and coach that can last a lifetime and enrich the lives of both individuals. Other times, it goes completely haywire, such as reports that LeBron James had a large hand in the ouster of David...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why doesn't Rick Carlisle believe the Mavs can win at Golden State?

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle knows his team can beat the Golden State Warriors without their best player on the floor. Dallas won by 23 points a few weeks ago with Stephen Curry sitting. But apparently he doesn't like his team's chances so much against the defending champs at full strength.There's few other conclusions do draw from Carlisle's decision to rest Dirk Nowitzki...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Warriors get Mavs' 'B' team coming off Tuesday's nail-biter?

The Golden State Warriors have no idea which Dallas Mavericks team they'll see Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.The last two times the Mavs played the second game of a back-to-back on the road, coach Rick Carlisle sat four starters against New Orleans and Oklahoma City. Forward Chandler Parsons was the lone starter to play against the Pelicans, a game Dallas found a way to win. Against...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons sizzles but Carlisle takes swipe at sieve at other end

File this under the category of feats rarely seen: Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points, yet his team was outscored by 30 points in the 36 minutes he played and lost to the Houston Rockets.That's hard to do.Afterward, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thought so, too. He seemingly put the finger of blame directly on Parsons for not working hard enough on...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Rockets Preview

Chandler Parsons is emerging into a key role midway through the season after a long road back from injury, but Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is calling on his entire team to turn in more complete performances. The forward will try to continue doing his part Sunday against his former team in Houston as the Rockets try to work their own recently returned forward into the mix...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA coach to win a championship

Thirty-one head coaches have won NBA championships since 1947. How many can you name?
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Blatt was fired: Here's real story, and LeBron right in middle of it

The Cleveland Cavs just fired the coach who took them to the Finals last season and led them to a 30-11 record so far this season.Rick Carlisle, the coach of the Mavs and president of the coaches association, told ESPN he's "embarrassed for our league." Charles Barkley told NBA TV that "the Cavaliers set him up for failure." Fans and observers around the league felt LeBron James...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle thinks David Blatt will be ‘sought-after’ coach

On Friday, the NBA world was shocked to learn the Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt. While Blatt is now out of work, one of the NBA’s best coaches feels that may not last very long. Cavaliers players thought Kevin Love being traded was the reason they were assembled. Instead, they were surprised to learn of the decision to let Blatt go. Members of the team weren’t the only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle's Adaptability Amid Annual Overhauls

Since the beginning of his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks, it seems that Rick Carlisle has never had it easy. While his rivals in San Antonio base their success off continuity, Carlisle typically spends his summers getting familiar with a brand new supporting cast brought in to surround Dirk Nowitzki. This year is no different. Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler were allowed to...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk's status for Thunder will be a game-time decision

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is expected to be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters following the team's morning shootaround.Nowitzki missed Wednesday's game with swelling in his right knee. After the game he told reporters that he had no pain in the knee and that he was optimistic he would be able...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

After Parsons saves Mavs, Carlisle hammers home: 'He has not arrived'

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is doing his best to remind everybody just how difficult a road forward Chandler Parsons has traveled in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. And, more importantly, just how far he has to go.Each time Parsons delivers a memorable performance, there's Carlisle telling the masses it doesn't mean much. Keeping expectations low, or in Carlisle...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki out Wednesday night for Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) Mavericks leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki is missing Dallas' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night because of fluid on the knee. Coach Rick Carlisle said Nowitzki would get treatment on the knee and he wasn't sure whether the 17-year veteran would miss more time. Chandler Parsons was scheduled to start at power forward in Nowitzki's place. ''The...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas pulls off the win late in overtime, snapping Boston's winning streak 118-113

This one was ugly in the first half, but things picked up in the second. Boston had to claw for a lead and got it in the second half, though Dallas picked it up late in overtime to win 118-113. That's a testament to how well teams coached by Rick Carlisle play, as the Mavs had great ball movement and didn't have as many turnovers compared to what Boston usually does.Boston's lack...
Via Celtics Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle ejected for sarcastically clapping at referee (Video)

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was ejected from Sunday night's game against San Antonio after earning a second technical foul for sarcastically clapping at a referee.It happened just 43 seconds into the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading the Mavs 78-56. Carlisle earned his first technical for arguing a foul call on J.J. Barea with referee Sean Corbin. Clearly frustrated...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics-Mavericks Preview

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle rested plenty of his starters the last two times his club played in the second half of back-to-back contests. That probably won't happen this time since most of his stars got plenty of rest in a blowout loss in the first game. The Mavericks figure to be at full strength as they look to bounce back Monday night by defeating the visiting Boston...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk on sitting: 'Trust the coach that he knows what he's doing'

If the Dallas Mavericks are going to get even manage a split during what Dirk Nowitzki has billed as a "monster" week and the toughest four-game stretch of the season, they're going to have to claw like crazy.At least they'll be well-rested.Mavs coach Rick Carlisle put the macro ahead of the micro Wednesday night by resting all five starters for a highly anticipated matchup at Oklahoma...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder cruise past Mavericks; Westbrook ejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the Mavericks 108-89 Wednesday night. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter after getting his second technical foul following skirmishes with J.J. Barea. Westbrook went scoreless, but had had eight assists and...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant scores 29, Thunder beat Mavericks; Westbrook ejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the Mavericks 108-89 Wednesday night. Thunder star Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter after getting his second technical foul following skirmishes with J.J. Barea. Westbrook went scoreless, but had had eight assists and...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ZaZa will be the only Mavs starter to go against the Thunder

For the second time in two weeks, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle will send out his 'B' team on the second night of a back-to-back Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.According to an ESPN report, Mavs center ZaZa Pachulia will be the team's only active starter.Dallas lost in overtime Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Guards Deron Williams and Wes Matthews, plus forward...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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