HoopsHype Rick Carlisle rumors

October 11, 2014 Updates

"An increase of 18 to 20 pounds is just too much," Carlisle said. "We talked about it today. We talk about it a lot. He'll get there. He'll get there, but he looked tired out there and a little heavy-legged, and the extra 7 or 8 pounds aren't helping. "I don't mean to call him out in public or ridicule him, but it's just a fact. He's an important guy for us. We just need him to get to his right conditioning and weight level so he can play his best, because we're going to need him to play a lot of minutes over the course of 82 games." ESPN.com

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“We have rules against cell phones in the locker room after a certain point before a game,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, whose owner, Mark Cuban, is the king of NBA social media, at least among the Board of Governors. “If someone’s cell phone goes off, the guy gets hit with a pretty hefty fine. And we all have a good laugh about it. If it happens again, we may have to have a serious discussion about it. And the fine’s going to be heavier.” NBA.com

September 20, 2014 Updates

“In my case, I’m not looking to do that. I love my owner [Mark Cuban] and I love my GM [Donnie Nelson] — my GM and I go back 30 years as friends,” Carlisle said. “I want to concentrate on my craft. But I applaud these other guys for taking on the other responsibility. “If you get a great coach like Gregg Popovich or Doc Rivers or Stan Van Gundy and you have the opportunity to meld those two positions into one guy who is high-quality in so many areas, if you’re an owner, you should go for that. More than anything, it’s pointing to the vortex of the connection between the coach and GM. The fact that some owners are looking at this and saying, ‘These two jobs should be one and the same’ highlights the importance of coaching.” NBA.com

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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is in a unique position. He coached Kidd, considers him a friend but is also president of the NBA Coaches Association. In a text message to USA TODAY Sports, Carlisle played it down the middle. "This is a byproduct of a dynamic and highly competitive multibillion dollar business," Carlisle said. "We view this as an aberrational transaction between two teams that is unlikely to happen again soon." USA Today Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Rick Carlisle runs coach's association, takes issues seriously. Ultimate coach's coach. You can bet Kidd'll feel disgust within fraternity. Twitter

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Along with Nowitzki, who took over for Mike Modano as the host of the event a couple years back, an assortment of sports celebrities will be on hand for the game, presented by Baylor Medical Center, including: Dallas Mavericks Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Jae Crowder, Bernard James, Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo, plus head coach Rick Carlisle and general manager Donnie Nelson; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant; the Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin; former Texas Rangers great Michael Young; former Dallas Mav Jason Terry; the Houston Rockets Chandler Parsons and MLB All-Star Vernon Wells. Dallas Morning News

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Carlisle's Mavs played with true grit and determination and registered their biggest win of the season as they shocked the Spurs 113-92 to square their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at 1-1. Afterwards, Carlisle, who earlier Wednesday described Popovich as the "Coach of the Century,'' didn't think he had just won a chess match with the Spurs' legendary coach. "I think Pop’s the greatest coach in NBA history and I don’t think it’s close, with all due respect to Phil Jackson, who is a friend,'' Carlisle said. "I think what Pop’s done with the longevity -- staying in one place and not moving around and that kid of stuff -- by the time he gets done he probably will have been here longer than (Jerry) Sloan was in Utah, and that’s unthinkable that could happen.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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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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