Rick Carlisle Rumors
Carlisle made the donation in honor of his father, Ogdensburg attorney Preston Carlilse, who was a driving force in getting the original club up and running. “We’re just proud to be able to do it. It’s a great tribute to my dad who turns 90 tomorrow. And this will be an enduring symbol of everything he stood for as a guy that was all about helping people and he was a great friend of the Boys Club,” said Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle.
Tim MacMahon: NBCA Statement: “The challenges of being away from family for so long can be overwhelming. NBCA discussions with the league office are ongoing. We will continue to work with the NBA as partners to evaluate the viability of coaches’ families coming to Orlando as more teams exit.”
Ben Golliver: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Luka Doncic after exit from playoffs: “Hell come back next year even better, with something new in his game, the same way as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan and all those greats. He has an irrepressible enthusiasm for the game.”
Tim MacMahon: Rick Carlisle called Luka Doncic “one of the toughest players I’ve ever seen in this league.” Noted Doncic is a finalist for Most Improved Player after being Rookie of the Year. Carlisle expects another Luka leap next year because great players find a way to add to their games.
Mirjam Swanson: Rick Carlisle, before Game 6: “Elimination games have a higher sense of urgency, a higher level of force and it’s clear we have to bring that force… This is a tough series, they’re an excellent team.” Mavs focused on turnovers and rebounds.
Mirjam Swanson: Mavs’ Rick Carlisle on the passing of Cliff Robinson, whom he coached twice: “He’s one of the most underrated players in the history of the league. … Very sad day, died far too young.”