Dallas Mavericks: Metta World Peace praises the coaching of Rick Carlisle
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks: Metta World Peace gives massive props to Rick Carlisle
The Dallas Mavericks made a franchise-altering decision when they hired Rick Carlisle to be their head coach in 2008. He had taken the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2004 but was fired after missing the playoffs in 2007. The Mavs had a prime Dirk Nowitzki and were looking to get him a ring after back-to-back first-round exits.
Carlisle led the team to the second round of the playoffs in his first season. They were back to a first-round exit in 2010 before winning it all in 2011. Carlisle gets the most out of his teams. It is one of the many things that makes him one of the best coaches in the NBA.
Carlisle has coached a ton of fantastic players over his 18 years as a head coach. One of them was Metta World Peace back in their days with the Pacers in the mid-2000s. The 6’6 forward sent out a tweet that should interest Mavs fans on Saturday.
Metta World Peace heaps praise on Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle
World Peace (then known as Ron Artest) was with the Pacers in 2003 when Carlisle arrived. He had the best season of his career playing under Carlisle. MWP tweeted his praise and appreciation for the coach on Sept. 19. See it below.
It was the only season World Peace was an All-Star, made an All-NBA team, and won Defensive Player of the Year. The 24-year-old had an incredible year, and Carlisle was a massive part of that.
The Mavericks head coach continues to do it today. Multiple players had career years just this season. Go back a few years to find talents like Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell having breakout years under Carlisle. There is no denying that he is one of the NBA’s best. Hopefully, he can bring the Dallas Mavericks another championship with Luka Doncic as the star.