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Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Where might former Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle go: 2. Boston

The Boston Celtics lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Brooklyn Nets. This caused Danny Ainge to retire, and the team promoted former head coach Brad Stevens to president of basketball operations. Stevens is now in charge of finding his successor.

Rick Carlisle was drafted 70th overall by the Celtics in the 1984 draft, and he played with the team until 1987. Becoming the head coach in Boston would be a nice homecoming for Carlisle. He went to school at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts and won a championship with the Celtics in 1986.

The Boston Celtics are loaded with talent. Being able to coach two young up-and-coming stars like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown is something Carlisle would covet. Having two players on your team that can not only create their own shot but also help teammates create theirs is something that makes a coach’s life a lot easier.

Being the head coach of the Celtics is no easy task because the fans and media in Boston expect a lot out of their team. Will Rick Carlisle be the coach to take Boston back into title contention?

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