Category: Rick Carlisle

Rick Carlisle Says His Team Doesn’t Believe Their Season Is Over Yet

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Since the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship two seasons ago, things have been anything but smooth in Big D. The Mavs exited the playoffs in the first round last year and this year they will be lucky to even get into the postseason as they sit five games out ...

Despite Inconsistent Playing Time And Early Season Struggles, Elton Brand Speaks Highly Of Rick Carlisle

Friday, November 16th, 2012

For Elton Brand it wasn't easy being an amnesty casualty out of Philadelphia, but he found a home in Dallas this offseason where he believed he could make it work. So far the power forward is struggling to maintain consistency. The Mavs sit at 5-4 heading into Thursday night's action. ...

Rick Carlisle Talks About the Challenges Facing His Mavericks Team This Season

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tonight is opening night in the NBA. It's the time when every team thinks they have a chance. Everyone thinks they are playoff caliber before the opening tip. Some teams get a dose of reality quickly. For the Dallas Mavericks, it's been an interesting last two seasons. After winning the ...

Rick Carlisle has a Whole New Mavericks Team to Coach

Friday, July 20th, 2012

It was just two seasons ago when the Dallas Mavericks were celebrating an NBA Championship. Now, if you take a look at their roster, you will notice that many of the players that helped bring the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Big D are gone. After an organizational decision to not ...

Rick Carlisle Says the Offseason Goal for the Mavericks Is to Make it so That Dirk Nowitzki is Dallas’ Second Best Player

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

No matter what happens from here on out in the NBA playoffs, one thing that’s clear is that there will be a new NBA Champion. The Dallas Mavericks were swept out of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder and have been forced to watch the playoffs from home. ...

Rick Carlisle on Leading Dallas Mavericks in Lockout Shortened NBA Season: “I find the season very interesting and I’ve enjoyed it”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The NBA season has reached the halfway point, and while it has been tough road for a lot of teams with the condensed schedule, the defending NBA Champs are right in the thick of things in the Western Conference. Despite changing the roster significantly this offseason and going through some ...

Dallas Mavericks Enter Critical Stretch in Pursuit of Title Defense

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The concerns with the Dallas Mavericks came about instantly. The defending NBA champions opened up the season with three consecutive losses. They've won four of six since then, but still have a losing record and head-scratching blowouts like the one against San Antonio last week don't help. Now they enter a ...

Larry Bird Says His 1986 Celtics Were The Best Team He Has Ever Seen

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Larry Bird is far from a media recluse. You can't get away with that as the President of an NBA franchise. But he's still fairly judicious about which media appearances he agrees to. That includes radio spots, which I'm sure he gets an avalanche of requests each week. But on ...

Rick Carlisle: “Dirk Nowitzki is the best basketball player on this planet”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Dallas Mavericks proved a lot of people wrong again. The Mavs took their talents to South Beach and left the other night with the NBA Championship. They were tougher, they played smarter, they played with more poise, and throughout the entire series they had big shots in critical moments ...

Tyson Chandler Helps Dallas Mavericks Even Series With Miami Heat 2-2

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Most of the talk surrounding the Dallas Mavericks' fourth-quarter comeback in Game 4 is revolving around Dirk Nowitzki's performance despite being sick. And rightfully so. However, the performance of Tyson Chandler cannot go unnoticed and it has to be a welcome sign for a Mavs team that needs him badly ...