HoopsHype Rick Carlisle rumors

April 22, 2013 Updates

Rick Carlisle on OJ Mayo: opting out of his contract: “That was expected. I think one of the reasons he came, I think his market value was higher than what we gave him last year but to protect him against injury and stuff like that, we gave him the second year player option. This was all logical stuff and certainly no surprise.” Dallas Morning News

Rick Carlisle on Brandan Wright: The truth is Brandan is a very unique player, and he fits in with us and he fits in with our personnel. There are some teams that he really plays well against, and he’s been consistent. There are other teams where it’s tougher for him because of the physical strength and bruising type teams. But we like him. We met with him today and told him we definitely wanted him back here. But these decisions are going to come down to the money and the market. But he’s a guy we like.” Dallas Morning News

April 16, 2013 Updates

“I just want to see him show up,” said Carlisle, who was as harsh publicly with a player as he’s been since calling out Lamar Odom at the end of the his strange midseason sabbatical. “I just want to see him show up and compete. He didn’t compete tonight. “And I tell you, with all the time we’ve put into helping him develop and bringing him along, in the biggest game of the year -- an opportunity to be a winning team -- for him to show up like he did tonight, I was shocked. "Look, sometimes guys have bad nights, so make sure to put that in there, too.” ESPN.com

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle began his playing career in Boston. He was picked in the third round of the 1984 draft by the Celtics and was part of their 1986 NBA championship. "Sickening. Tragic. That's about all I can think of right now," Carlisle said about the bombings before the game. "They used to run right by my place. ... It's great. Every year, it's a big deal." Dallas Morning News

April 14, 2013 Updates

Mark Cuban all but offered a public apology to coach Rick Carlisle for not giving him enough quality assets to reach the playoffs. “Rick’s a great coach,” Cuban said. “We obviously didn’t have what we thought we would have, but we obviously should have had more. I don’t know if we could have, but we should have, so it’s all on me. If that means I let Rick down, I let Rick down.” With nine new players on the roster this season, Carlisle has done the best he could with what was given to him. Cuban said fan and media criticism should be directed at the owner. “If someone’s going to take a shot, take it at me,” Cuban said. “My job is to make sure we put everybody in a position to succeed, and we obviously didn’t.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

April 2, 2013 Updates

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle offered his condolences after former NBA referee Greg Willard died Monday night at the age of 54 because of pancreatic cancer. “We’ve all known about Greg Willard’s situation for many months,’’ Carlisle said after Tuesday’s shoot around at Loyola Marymount University. “We followed the situation closely and we’re all very sadden that he’s passed. “The hope is that this will bring more attention to one of the most aggressive and under-screened diseases that we have.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

April 1, 2013 Updates

Me: What offensive adjustments has Rick made this year? Dirk Nowitzki: I think honestly, he's been hard on (Darren) Collison and (O.J.) Mayo all year. He's challenged them to be better decision-makers on pick and rolls, on the fastbreak. I think both of them have made tremendous strides from earlier in the season. I think with Coach (Jim) O'Brien implementing his offense, we're playing a lot more movement. We're one of the fastest-paced teams in the league. I think we were number one for a while; I'm not sure if we still are. But we really like to push it now with our guards. If we don't have the break, we like to move it. Five guys touching it, swing it, pick and roll. If it's nothing on the first side, move it, get another pick and roll. It's a fun way to play. Everybody's sharing it, less pounding, less iso. We all know that at the end of the game, when the game slows down, there will be some pick and rolls and some isos. But in the course of the game we're trying to keep the pace up and it's been working for us. NBA.com

March 18, 2013 Updates
March 14, 2013 Updates

After all, he’s not the first NBA player, nor will he be the last, to be dealt a bad set of cards during the course of a long season. And against San Antonio’s bigger front line Thursday night, it’s entirely possible that Kaman is back in the lineup and playing his regular minutes. “I don’t want to be one of those guys,” Kaman said at the Mavericks’ shootaround Thursday. “Coach (Rick Carlisle) put me in a tough position, I feel like. Now I got to deal with this kind of stuff (media questions). “He apologized, but the damage was done already. It’s a tough position to be in, but we still have 19 games left and we’re right at the edge of getting back to .500. We have a tough schedule coming up and it’s important that we stay focused. I don’t want to cause any controversy where there’s a big issue. It’s not really my style. I don’t want to be one of those guys that ‘oh, he just runs his mouth.’ I’ve never really done that. “I don’t want to be that guy.” Dallas Morning News

March 13, 2013 Updates

Kaman started the game, but played only the first two minutes and 14 seconds before Carlisle replaced him and never put him back in the game again. While Kaman absolutely didn't like the way he was handled, Carlisle told the media: “Starting Kaman tonight was a mistake on my part because of the quickness of (the Bucks') big guys. I decided to give it a shot because he’s been doing some good things. “But the quick pull on that, it just wasn’t his type of game, so that’s on me and I’ve already talked to him about that. He’s a valuable player for us, but this was not the right game to throw him out there at the beginning.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

At the end of his postgame press conference after Tuesday's 115-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle went out of his way to all but apologize to center Chris Kaman -- via the media. Kaman started the game, but played only the first two minutes and 14 seconds before Carlisle replaced him and never put him back in the game again. While Kaman absolutely didn't like the way he was handled, Carlisle told the media: “Starting Kaman tonight was a mistake on my part because of the quickness of (the Bucks') big guys. I decided to give it a shot because he’s been doing some good things. “But the quick pull on that, it just wasn’t his type of game, so that’s on me and I’ve already talked to him about that. He’s a valuable player for us, but this was not the right game to throw him out there at the beginning.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

March 10, 2013 Updates
March 9, 2013 Updates

Have you already got in mind who you want back here next year? Rick Carlisle: I've got an idea, but there's a lot to be determined. For example, Beaubois has been in and out of this year. But he's had some good days in practice recently, in shootaround he was real energetic this morning. I take not of that, and if there's an opportunity to play him in an upcoming game in some meaningful minutes, I'm not going to hesitate. He's showing me that he's ready. There have been other guys who have done that too. Brandan Wright got back into it with that sort or daily approach. Dallas Morning News

March 8, 2013 Updates

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