The Dallas Mavericks lost Rick Carlisle on June 17. The all-time winningest coach in franchise history resigned after 13 seasons. Carlisle plans to seek new coaching opportunities, despite having two years left on his contract.
The 61-year-old had a ton of ups and downs as the Mavericks head coach, but nothing outweighs him bringing Dallas its one and only NBA championship. Carlisle states it has been an “honor working alongside” several members of the Mavs organization.
Alongside success, Carlisle had plenty of low points. He has yet to win a playoff series since his historic run in 2011. The Mavs failed to live up to expectations the last two years. They were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers both years, despite historic postseason performances from Luka Doncic.
Where does former Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle go next?
The news is coming in the wake of general manager and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson mutually parting ways with the organization. Carlisle and Nelson have been friends for over four decades, so one would assume that might have played a role in his decision.
There will be no shortage of suitors lining up for the services of a championship-caliber leader on the bench. Seven organizations currently have a head coaching opening with potentially more to come. Rick Carlisle is the president of the coaches association and well respected around the NBA. Let us dive into where the former Dallas Mavericks head coach might end up next.
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