Tag "Rick Carlisle"

NBA Coaches: The Prodigal Sons

Do you believe in second chances? The answer would be “Yes” for five NBA teams. When NBA training camp begins at the end of the month, some teams out there will be celebrating the return of their coaches. The free-agency

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NBA Fact or Fiction: Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers had to battle through different elements to try and have a successful season in 2021. The Pacers hired former Mavericks coach, Rick Carlisle, who is back for his second stint with the team after coaching them previously.

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Fact or Fiction: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are an intriguing team going into this season. Part of the reason why is that most expect them to take another step after finishing fifth in the Western Conference last season. Rick Carlisle stepped down and Jason Kidd was hired as head coach to help mentor Luka Doncic.

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Dallas Mavericks Season Recap

The Dallas Mavericks finished the 2020-2021 season with a 42-30 record. This record landed the team the fifth seed in the Western Conference. Dallas is a rare organization, where the team rarely changes front offices and the coaching staff.

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The most unbiased top 10 NBA head coaches

The debate over who the top 10 coaches of the NBA has been a very long debate for too long and here I try to end that debate comparing each coach’s stats. Ranking all of the coaches in the NBA

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Dennis Smith Jr. Returns, Mavs Top Clippers

After a drama-filled week for the Dallas Mavericks’ fans, Dennis Smith Jr. checked back in for the first time in five games last night against the Clippers. As few had predicited, DSJ didnt miss a beat in his return, going for 17 PTS, 8 REB,  and 4 AST. Although reports have suggested tenison has been high in the locker room, Smith Jr. showed no evidence to validate those beliefs, orchestrating the Dallas offense with regularity. Head coach Rick Carlisle had high praise for the 21-year-old upon his return: ”I thought he was great, just really tremendous, and everything we needed: speed, attacking, shot-making, a couple of amazing assists,” Carlisle said. ”It has been tough for him, being away from his teammates, and he played one of his best games since he has been here.”

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