Dallas Mavericks: 5 unsolicited suggestions for coach Rick Carlisle

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The Dallas Mavericks are lucky to have Rick Carlisle as their head coach. Contrary to what internet comment threads might suggest, his job is extremely hard and important in the NBA. A head coach has to draw up plays, come up with rotations, game-plan, manage the clock, cater to superstar egos, and so much more. Even with all that responsibility, being a head coach is often a thankless job.

When the sailing is smooth, the players are the ones lauded and plastered on the front page.

On the other hand, the head coach is almost always the first to receive criticism when a game or even a season ends badly. Sometimes, that criticism turns into a hot-seat and eventually a chopping block.

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Here are 5 unsolicited suggestions for Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle

While any reasonable fans know that they couldn’t perform on the court at the level of even the worst players on their team, for whatever reason many fans think they could coach. At some point in every fan’s life, they’ve commented, posted, or simply just screamed unwanted advice at their TV.

Mavericks fans are a truly blessed group who have witnessed the brilliance of coaches such as Avery Johnson, Don Nelson, and currently, Rick Carlisle. Despite all the success that those game-planners have brought to the city of Dallas, now and then, Mavs fans still believe that they know better than the man being paid millions to make basketball decisions.

Whether it’s rotations, Xs and Os, or even just clock management, it is our civic duty as supporters to submit advice that we know will fall on deaf ears. Here are five suggestions for Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.

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