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Rick Carlisle says rookie swingman Justin Anderson is a solid defender

If there's a glaring weakness for the Dallas Mavericks, it's a lack of strong defensive players on the roster. Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is hoping that first-round pick Justin Anderson can address some of those issues.Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of about what he sees in the rookie from Virginia. “Justin is a unique kid,” Carlisle explained while...
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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle aiming for a balanced offense

With all the changes the Dallas Mavericks made this offseason, and all the depth added, head coach Rick Carlisle is aiming to have the Mavs be a little more balanced than they have been in recent years.With multiple rotation quality players, Carlisle says he'll be focused on keeping everyone involved to achieve that offensive balance.Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of Mavs...
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Carlisle: Devin Harris and JJ Barea playing together 'has been good'

The Dallas Mavericks will enter the 2015-16 season with three veteran point guards likely sharing the load at the position with Deron Williams, Devin Harris and JJ Barea.Luckily for head coach Rick Carlisle, the three will likely be able to play together at times, as Harris and Barea had success together last season as a backcourt duo.Here's more from Earl K. Sneed at
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Rick Carlisle: 'I have no plans on leaving'

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is one of the league's most respected coaches, and there's no doubt a lot of teams around the league would love to have him. With Carlisle entering the last year of his contract, it's fair to speculate about his future with the Mavericks, especially with Dirk Nowitzki likely retiring soon. Here's what Carlisle told Dallas radio station...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle Tapes Mouth Shut To Avoid Criticizing Refs (Video)

Rick Carlisle did some proactive censoring of himself Sunday. The Dallas Mavericks head coach hasn’t been a big fan of the officiating in his team’s first-round NBA playoffs series with the Houston Rockets. Carlisle also is sick of being fined for expressing his opinion on the referees, so he’s doing all he can to make sure he doesn’t shoot off at the mouth and eventually...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut when asked about officiating (Video)

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle taped his mouth shut during his postgame press conference when asked about the officiating in Sunday's Game 4 against Houston.The Mavs beat the Rockets 121-109 to avoid a four-game sweep, but the game was extremely physical, with a total of 52 fouls and 5 technicals. Carlisle had just been fined $25,000 for criticizing the referees following...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle doesn't expect Rondo to play for Mavs again

Rajon Rondo’s time with the Dallas Mavericks has been a disaster. The former All-Star point guard was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Mavericks before this season’s trade deadline and he’s yet to make a positive impact at either end of the floor for his new team. It also seems that the relationship between Rondo and Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is rocky at best...
April 22, 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

Rondo 'extremely unlikely' to re-sign with Mavericks

Rajon Rondo was suspended for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, which came in the wake of at least two heated exchanges that the Dallas Mavericks point guard had with head coach Rick Carlisle. Will the tension ultimately lead to the end of their working relationship? Tim MacMahon of reports that Rondo is...Read More
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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