Rick Carlisle, Mavericks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

November 5th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Dallas Mavericks secured their head coaching future Thursday by re-signing Rick Carlisle to a five-year, $35 million extension that will keep him on the Mavs' sidelines through 2021-22.

ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to report the finalization of what was a long-expected deal.

Following the announcement for the extension, Carlisle was extremely complimentary of the Mavericks organization, according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com:

He also looked ahead to the challenges that stand before him, per Sneed:

This marks Carlisle's eighth season as the Mavericks' head coach, and while he could have hit open market at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign, owner Mark Cuban was unwilling to allow the most successful coach in team history to slip away.

The 56-year-old Carlisle entered the season having won just over 60 percent of his regular-season games as head coach of the Mavs. He has also made the playoffs in six of his seven seasons in Dallas, and he led the team to an NBA championship in 2011.    

Carlisle enjoyed previous fruitful stints with the Detroit Pistons and In ...

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