May 16, 2012 in Sports

Mavs extend Carlisle

 

The coach who led the Dallas Mavericks to their only NBA championship is staying put. Rick Carlisle (pictured right) signed a new contract with the Mavericks, a year after winning the title. While terms of the deal weren’t released, owner Mark Cuban indicated in a statement Tuesday that it was for at least as long as the coach’s initial four-year contract. Carlisle just completed the final season of the four-year contract he got when he replaced Avery Johnson in 2008. Dallas made it to the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season, but was swept in the first round by Oklahoma City. Carlisle has a 198-114 regular-season record in Dallas, and is 479-325 overall (.596 winning percentage) as a head coach. – Associated Press


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