HoopsHype Rick Carlisle rumors

March 10, 2014 Updates

Our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are once again teaming with the NBA for Hoops For St. Jude's Week, which runs through Thursday. As you probably know by now, St. Jude's treats children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other deadly diseases, and doesn't charge the kids or their families a dime for the procedures, operations, travel, housing or food they get and use while at the hospital. St. Jude's does this through the contributions, great and small, of individuals and corporations. It costs $1.9 million per day for the hospital to do all the works it performs. This year's NBA Ambassadors for St. Jude's are Mike Conley, Pau and Marc Gasol, David Lee, Kevin Love and Greg Monroe, along with coaches Mike Brown, Rick Carlisle and Monty Williams. You can help by visiting the website and making a donation, or checking out St. Jude's Twitter and Facebook pages. It's well worth your time. NBA.com

March 8, 2014 Updates

Rick Carlisle got emotional when he started his pre-game press conference by telling the media that James Coleman, a parking garage attendant at American Airlines Center, died Wednesday night of lung cancer. “He was Stage 4 lung cancer for a long period of time,” Carlisle said. “This guy was always in a great mood, always super optimistic. “I got a text from him [Wednesday night], and he was going into the hospital. He occasionally sent updates, and that was the night of the Denver game he passed away, and I just wanted to mention him. He was a special guy that I knew for six years here.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Finishing the first portion of the season with six wins in their final seven games, the Mavericks (32-22) returned to the practice court Monday still flying high after outlasting the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers en route to an 81-73 road victory last Wednesday. However, returning to action in their first game since the break, yet another challenge looms as the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat travel to Dallas. “It’s not easy, but we’ve had some tough games lately,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said while turning his attention to Tuesday’s matchup against the Heat. “You know, we just came off the Indiana game and that’s as tough as they come, too. So, you know, these kinds of tests you’ve got to look forward to and embrace them.” He added: “We played well (in Indiana) and it was great, but it’s over and we have to look forward now to Miami, who has played extremely well. They’ve won back-to-back games in Phoenix and Golden State, which is very hard to do. And they’re coming off the break, too, so it’s an interesting matchup.” mavs.com

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Unprompted #Mavs Rick Carlisle strongly backs #Knicks Mike Woodson and job he's doing in that "media cesspool" Said Carlisle after his team lost 92-80 to NY: "If I could make one statement about Mike Woodson: I marvel at the job he's doing with this team right now given the circumstances, given all the ridiculous rumors about his job security and all the nonsense that's being stirred up in that media cesspool in New York City. This is a man who's one of the top coaches in the league, and a man of great integrity and substance. He proved that tonight, they easily could have swept this road trip. This is supposedly a team that's dysfunctional. He's got a great touch with that team." Sulia

Here's Mavs coach Carlisle's unsolicited speech on Woodson after his team got easily handled. "If I could make one statement about Woodson, I marvel at the job he’s doing, given all the ridiculous rumors about his job security and nonsense being stirred up in New York. This is a man who is one of the top coaches in the league and a man of great integrity and substance. He proved that tonight. They easily could have swept this road trip and this is supposedly a team that is dysfunctional. He has a great touch with that team.’’ Wouldn't it be novel if Steve Mills or James Dolan publicly said one-quarter of that stuff. Sulia

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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on if he thinks he’ll stay in Dallas for 20 years: “I’m looking to get through 20 days. The next 20 days, all right. My desire would be to be here as long as possible, of course. But when you start looking ahead and setting times, to me that distracts you from the process of working at the job. I come in here everyday like my job is one the line. That’s the way I approach it, and that’s how important I feel it is. That’s how much I care and respect my owner and the fans. So far, I’m into my sixth year, and we’ll see how the whole thing goes. This has been a great situation for me personally.” Dallas Morning News

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Gregg Popovich: “The league is one challenge after another after another. Pop has become a good friend of mine over the years. It’s obvious what he’s accomplished. I think everybody in our profession kind of view him as the guy. When you’re some place for 18 years straight, nobody has done that since Jerry Sloan, and Sloan was there for 21 or 22 years, and everybody said that will never be done again. It will all depend on how Pop wants to go. But he’s the best of the best in my opinion. I think he’s the greatest coach ever, mostly because he’s been able to do it with a system. He’s got great players, but he’s done with a system, and he’s adapted their personnel to his system, and he’s done it with so many different moving parts over the years. It’s just been a phenomenal accomplishment.” Dallas Morning News

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This past weekend Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he could envision Dirk Nowitzki, Brandan Wright and DeJuan Blair all on the frontline in a game at the same time. That unconventional lineup request was passed along Tuesday to coach Rick Carlisle, who didn't exactly blow off the idea from his boss. "Listen, if it wants it he can get it,'' Carlisle said. "It's his team. "All he's got to do is send me an email and I’ll make it happen.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris believes he’ll be playing basketball again before Christmas. He just doesn’t know exactly when. “We’ve got an idea,” Harris said. “But right now, we just want to see how it responds to explosive cuts, running, change of directions and make sure there are no problems there, and then we can wrap it up even more.” Harris underwent toe surgery on his left foot this past summer and has yet to play this season. But he knows when the Mavs have a three-game homestand on Dec. 14, 18 and 20 against Milwaukee, Memphis and Toronto, respectively, he could find himself making his season debut in one of those games. “Devin hasn’t participated in live practices, but he’s going through five-on-0 stuff,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “I’d say he’s getting to the point where he’s moving. He’s doing some running. His progress is really good.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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