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Rick Carlisle confirms Deron Williams is done for year with sports hernia

Deron Williams’ first season with the Dallas Mavericks has officially ended in the most Deron Williams way possible. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle confirmed on Sunday that Williams is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a sports hernia injury, per Earl K. Sneed of Rick Carlisle says Deron Williams (sports hernia) is done for the season and won't travel for Game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Carlisle shrugs off Chris Broussard in-game interview

Chris Broussard might want a do-over on the question he asked Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle between quarters during Game 4 of the Thunder-Mavs playoff series on Saturday. Dallas was down by 10 points after three quarters, 89-79, but their offense had shot the ball well in the third. Broussard’s first question was about how Dallas can better defend Oklahoma City. Ok, fine...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mejri, Westbrook earn technicals after NBA playoffs bench skirmish

Salah Mejri has made himself a big part of the playoff series between the Thunder and the Mavericks. During Game 4 between the teams on Saturday, Mejri and Russell Westbrook were hit with technical fouls for a skirmish by Oklahoma City’s bench. Matters developed when Thunder bench player Anthony Morrow would not give a ball that went out of bounds over to Mejri. Mejri and Westbrook...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle accuses Thunder of playing dirty, calls out Kevin Durant

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle isn’t happy with Kevin Durant, or the Oklahoma City Thunder for that matter. He accused Durant and the Thunder of playing dirty in Game 3 Thursday. In particular, Carlisle was upset about an elbow thrown by Durant in the chest of Salah Mejri. “There were four, what I would categorize as, non-basketball physical escalations that were initiated...
Via The Sports Daily
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle's Currency Of Constant Overachiement

The NBA offseason is a great tornadic swirl: big names are on flattery tours, imagined and actual trade possibilities abound, rosters are being rounded out and stripped for parts, draft stocks are spiking and cratering, agents are leaking half-truths about their clients to the media, coaches are losing their jobs, general managers are trying to save theirs, and in some well-appointed...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Take that, DeAndre: Rick Carlisle guides Dirk and Dallas to the playoffs

Rick Carlisle has won a world championship. He has firmly established himself as one of the NBA’s five best coaches. Yet, his 2016 season — for reasons totally beyond his control — might get lost in the tides of history. In a season defined by the supreme excellence of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the following statement — while hard to believe — is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Smoke, mirrors, Barea, Carlisle — Dallas uses all of them to defeat Houston

Rick Carlisle isn’t Steve Kerr or Gregg Popovich. He isn’t wonderboy coach Brad Stevens. Not the coach of a championship contender, and not in his late 30s, Carlisle doesn’t have the present moment or the future on his side. Yet, if Wednesday night’s victory by his Dallas Mavericks over the Houston Rockets reaffirmed a single truth in the NBA, it’s that Carlisle is one...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban rips referee on Twitter during game

Mark Cuban may be looking at some sort of discipline from the NBA after ripping a referee during a game. Cuban criticized official Derrick Stafford and accused him of “mailing it in” during the Dallas Mavericks’ game at Golden State on Friday. Cuban disputed a traveling call in the second quarter and even encouraged Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle to incur a technical foul....
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle says ref apologized for strange huddle incident

Rick Carlisle indicated on Thursday that referee David Jones has apologized for an incident that occurred during Wednesday night’s game which resulted in the Dallas Mavericks head coach accusing the official of “baiting” point guard Deron Williams into a technical. “With the League’s permission, referee David Jones contacted me today to apologize for the situation that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle threatens change after Mavs' ’embarrassing’ loss

The standings might suggest otherwise, but the Dallas Mavericks are not a good team right now—and head coach Rick Carlisle isn’t happy about it. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Carlisle called the team’s 36-point first half during a 103-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors “embarrassing” and threatened that changes could follow. “Look, if it’s going to be like that...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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