Rick Carlisle Rumors
Earl K. Sneed: Rick Carlisle says the priority the last 2 preseason games is to get starters more time together & figure out a rotation, not roster spots. “The priority is the guys that are going to be the rotation guys. The end of the roster, you know, we’ll figure that out. We want to have a pretty good idea what our rotation is going to be & the next couple of games is going to be key for that.”
But the plush, new two-court training venue across Stemmons Freeway from AAC opened for their first practice session, and it received rave reviews from the staff and players. Rarely has two-tenths of a mile made such a light-year of difference. “This thing came together in a record amount of time,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “It was an amazing endeavor. If you don’t have something like this, you’re going to be behind the curve. The location is excellent and we haven’t had this kind of space. We made it work over at AAC, and it’s been fine. But this is a quantum leap.”
Tim MacMahon: Rick Carlisle on the Mavs’ new practice facility: “If you don’t have something like this, you’re really behind the curve. That’s why it was so important for us to move on this.” Construction on the renovated warehouse started only three months ago. Mavs had used basement gym in American Airlines Center for practices. The new facility gives them two courts and state-of-the-art strength and training equipment.