Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - The Dallas Mavericks announced on Tuesday that
they have agreed to a new contract with head coach Rick Carlisle.
The original four-year contract signed by Carlisle, who guided the Mavericks
to the NBA championship last spring, was set to expire on July 1.
"We are excited that Rick will be back with the Mavericks for at least the
next four years," said club owner Mark Cuban in a release. "He is a proven
winner, a great teacher and a coach that will help the Mavericks improve as a
team and as an organization."
Carlisle has led the Mavs to a 198-114 regular season record over his four
campaigns on the bench and has compiled a 23-18 mark in the postseason.
Dallas was swept in the first round of the 2012 playoffs by the Oklahoma City
Prior to his head coaching position in Dallas, Carlisle was at the helm for
two seasons with Detroit and four with Indiana. He was the league's Coach of
the Year in 2001-02 when he guided the Pistons to a 50-win season and has an
overall mark of 479-325.
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