Mavericks: Darrell Armstrong offers some motivation

Dallas Mavericks Darrell Armstrong (Photo by Peter Larsen/Getty Images for David Yurman)
Dallas Mavericks Darrell Armstrong (Photo by Peter Larsen/Getty Images for David Yurman) /

Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Darrell Armstrong gave supporters a bit of motivation on April 13. Check out the video here.

The Dallas Mavericks hired Rick Carlisle to be their head coach in 2008. He replaced Avery Johnson after the Mavs were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs two straight years. Dirk Nowitzki was in the midst of his prime and the team needed a new voice to return to the NBA Finals.

Carlisle has been in that role for 12 seasons now. When he was hired, Darrell Armstrong joined his coaching staff as an assistant. DA has been with the team ever since. The duo led the Mavericks to their first championship in 2011. They have made the playoffs seven times during their stint.

Armstrong retired from playing in 2008. He was a 14-year NBA veteran point guard. He played his best in Orlando. The nine-year run earned him induction into the Magic Hall of Fame earlier this year. DA played with tremendous energy and was the team’s primary playmaker in the early 2000s.

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Motivational message

The Dallas Mavericks usually post a motivation message on Monday’s to get fans going. Darrell Armstrong took the lead this week. Check out the video below.

It is important to stay active during this time. Make sure you are finding ways to work out and remain healthy.

Armstrong and the Mavericks are ready to get back on the court. When or if that happens is still uncertain. NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated he will not make a decision until at least May. Everyone must wait it out until then.

Please, be safe and smart as we all battle the novel coronavirus. Stay home, wash your hands, and listen to the experts, so everything can return to normal.

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