HoopsHype Rick Carlisle rumors

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For those growing tired of players flopping in the NBA, don’t expect any changes next season. At least not according to Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who is a member of the NBA’s Competition Committee. “The competition committee met this week and a lot of progress has been made this past year and in the playoffs with the rule decreasing the amount of flops and attempted flops,’’ Carlisle said Saturday. “I believe we’re going to stay the course with the rule basically the way it is, and just continue to work to clean it up. “And as time goes on, if it needs to be addressed again, it’ll be addressed again.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Of all the coaches you played for, who do you think you’ll resemble the most? Jason Kidd: [Rick] Carlisle and [Danny] Ainge, a mix of those two. New York Post

June 14, 2013 Updates

Carlisle and the Mavericks went through something similar following their title run in 2011. Dallas failed to re-sign a number of key players from that championship team, including current Celtic Jason Terry and recently retired guard Jason Kidd. "Gut-wrenching" was how Carlisle described seeing those players leave, well aware that the road to repeating as champions would be daunting after their departure. CSNNE.com

"We're going to be active in free agency," said Carlisle, who did not specify any particular players the Mavericks were targeting. "We're an aggressive franchise by nature; our owner (Mark Cuban) is. And that's good. We're going to put together a good team." CSNNE.com

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Rick Carlisle: “We have six guys under contract. Three of them are rookies. One of them was basically in the rotation all year. One guy started nine games, in and out other than that. And the other guy didn’t play much at all. Then we have our three main veteran guys. So we have spots open at virtually every position. From that standpoint it’s very important because we’re basically looking to fill out a team. However it goes, with the new CBA if you’re able to get a big free agent, you have to kind of go one way with your approach to the rest of the cap, if you don’t, then it could be a totally different mode, etc. There are going to have to be different layers to this plan, obviously.” Dallas Morning News

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The Mavericks and every other team in the league will send a small army of personnel to Chicago, where the NBA’s predraft camp begins Wednesday. The camp is always an important time. But for the Mavericks, who will have their highest draft pick in more than a decade, it’s even more significant this year. “We’ve identified 71 guys that we believe are draft worthy, and this is our first chance to see them in person,” Carlisle said Tuesday. “And I feel that this draft is going to be a lot better than many people think. When you’re drafting at 13 and 44, you have to be ready for anything.” Dallas Morning News

“Every significant NBA exec and every significant agent — they’re all in one place for three days,” Carlisle said. “So obviously, it’s a great place to see everybody and there’s plenty of opportunities to talk.” And mingle. With every mover and shaker in the league on hand, it’s a virtual farmland filled with seeds of trade talks and free-agent chatter. The Mavericks figure to be very active between now and the draft, which is June 27. Free agency begins July 1. Dallas Morning News

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

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