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Richard Preston Carlisle (/ˈkɑːrlaɪl/ KAR-lyl; born October 27, 1959) is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons.[1][2][3][4] As a player, Carlisle played for the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks
New York Knicks
and New Jersey Nets. He is also one of only 11 people to win an NBA championship both as a player and as a coach.[5]

Carlisle coaching the Mavs (2009)


1 Playing career

1.1 NBA

2 Coaching career

2.1 Detroit Pistons 2.2 Indiana Pacers 2.3 Dallas Mavericks

3 Personal life 4 Head coaching record 5 References 6 External links

Playing career[edit] Carlisle was raised in Lisbon, New York. He attended Lisbon Central High School, then spent a year at Worcester Academy. He played two years of college basketball at the University of Maine
University of Maine
from 1979 to 1981, before transferring to the University of Virginia.[6] He co-captained the Cavaliers to the Final Four in 1984 and averaged 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game during his college career. NBA[edit] After graduating in 1984 Carlisle was selected by the Boston Celtics in that spring's draft (23rd pick in the third round), where he played alongside Larry Bird. Teams he played for under Celtics coach K.C. Jones won the NBA championship in 1986 against the Houston Rockets and lost in the finals in 1985 and 1987 to the Los Angeles Lakers. In a limited reserve role from 1984 to 1987 Carlisle averaged 2.2 points, 1.0 assists and 0.8 rebounds per game. He then played for the CBA Albany Patroons
Albany Patroons
under Bill Musselman, being signed as a free agent by the New York Knicks, where he played under coach Rick Pitino alongside emerging star Patrick Ewing. In 1989, Carlisle played in 5 games with the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
under Bill Fitch. Coaching career[edit] Later in 1989, he accepted an assistant coaching position with the Nets, where he spent five seasons under Bill Fitch and Chuck Daly. In 1994, Carlisle joined the assistant coaching staff with the Portland Trail Blazers under coach P. J. Carlesimo, where he spent three seasons. In 1997, Carlisle joined the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
organization as an assistant coach under former teammate, Larry Bird. During his time as Pacers assistant coach, he helped the Pacers to two of their best seasons ever. First, in 1997–98, the Pacers stretched the Chicago Bulls to the limit, narrowly losing the deciding seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals to the eventual NBA champion. Then, in 1999–2000 season, the Pacers made the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
for the first time, ultimately losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.[7] Bird stepped down as coach, and pushed for Carlisle to be selected as his replacement, but Pacers team president Donnie Walsh gave the job to Isiah Thomas.[8] Detroit Pistons[edit] For the 2001–02 season, Carlisle was hired by the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
to be their new head coach. In two seasons as Pistons' head coach, Carlisle led the team to consecutive 50–32 records (.610) with Central Division titles and playoff appearances. He was named Coach of the Year in 2002. However, the Pistons fired Carlisle after the 2002–03 season with a year remaining on his contract and hired Larry Brown. Friction between Carlisle and team ownership was cited as one of the primary reasons for the firing. Ironically, Carlisle's Pistons had just dispatched Brown's Philadelphia 76ers in the Conference Semifinals. Indiana Pacers[edit] For the 2003–04 season, Carlisle was re-hired by the Indiana Pacers, this time as its head coach ( Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas
had been fired,[9] almost immediately after Larry Bird
Larry Bird
was brought back as the new President of Basketball
Operations). In his first season, Carlisle led the Pacers to the Central Division title and NBA's best regular-season record at 61–21 (74.4%), setting a franchise record for wins. In the playoffs, the team eliminated both the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
and Miami Heat, before losing to the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
in the Eastern Conference Finals. That year, he coached the East All-Stars at the All-Star Game.[10] In 2005, the Pacers roster was decimated by injuries (most notably, those of Jermaine O'Neal, Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
and Jamaal Tinsley) and suspensions that were meted out after the Pacers–Pistons brawl
Pacers–Pistons brawl
at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which resulted in Ron Artest
Ron Artest
being suspended for the rest of the season, Jackson being suspended for 30 games and O'Neal being suspended for 15 games. However, Carlisle was still able to rally the Pacers to the NBA Playoffs that season. As the sixth seed, they again defeated the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
in the first round, before being defeated once again by the eventual Eastern Conference champion, the Detroit Pistons. After the Pacers finished the 2006–07 season with a 35–47 record (missing the playoffs for the first time since 1997), Carlisle's tenure as head coach ended;[11] it was unclear whether he voluntarily resigned, was fired, or was pushed to resign. In four seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Carlisle compiled a 181–147 record.[12] On June 12, 2007, Carlisle announced that he would also resign from his position as Executive Vice President of the Indiana Pacers. After leaving Indiana, Carlisle worked as a studio analyst for ESPN[13] before signing with the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
as the team's new head coach. Dallas Mavericks[edit] On May 9, 2008, Carlisle signed a four-year deal with Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks, replacing Avery Johnson.[14] He led them to a 50–32 record including a first round win against the San Antonio Spurs. They would lose to the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
4–1 in the Western Conference Semifinals.[4][15] The next year, he coached the Mavs to a 55–27 record, first in Southwest Division and second in the West, but lost in the first round to the Spurs. In 2010, Dallas won sixteen of its first twenty games in a competitive Western Conference. The 2010–11 season was Carlisle's most successful as a head coach. The Mavericks finished the regular season with a 57–25 win-loss record. On May 8, 2011, they swept the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals. On May 25, 2011, the Mavericks enjoyed a 4–1 series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, the first Conference Finals victory of his coaching career. In the 2011 NBA Finals, he coached the Mavericks to a 4–2 series victory over the Miami Heat for the franchise's first championship.[16] In the 2012 playoffs, the Mavericks lost 0–4 to Thunder in the first round. On May 15, 2012, Carlisle agreed to a new 4-year deal with the Mavericks. In 2013, the Mavericks finished 41–41 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2000. In 2014, Carlisle led the Mavericks back to the playoffs as the eighth seed with a 49–33 record where they would meet their in-state rivals San Antonio Spurs in the first round. The Mavericks lost the series in seven games as the Spurs went on to win the 2014 NBA Finals.[17] On January 30, 2015, he recorded his 600th win in a game against the Heat.[18] He signed a new 5-year deal on November 5, 2015.[19] On December 2, 2017, Carlisle recorded his 700th win in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.[20] Personal life[edit] Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
is married to Donna Carlisle and has one daughter: Abby (born 2004).[21] He is an avid pianist and private pilot, who as of September 2015 has logged nearly 200 hours flying his Cirrus SR22T single-engine light aircraft.[22][23] Head coaching record[edit]


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

Detroit 2001–02 82 50 32 .610 1st in Central 10 4 6 .400 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Detroit 2002–03 82 50 32 .610 1st in Central 17 8 9 .471 Lost in Conference Finals

Indiana 2003–04 82 61 21 .744 1st in Central 16 10 6 .625 Lost in Conference Finals

Indiana 2004–05 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Central 13 6 7 .585 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Indiana 2005–06 82 41 41 .500 3rd in Central 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round

Indiana 2006–07 82 35 47 .427 4th in Central — — — — Missed playoffs

Dallas 2008–09 82 50 32 .610 3rd in Southwest 10 5 5 .500 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Dallas 2009–10 82 55 27 .671 1st in Southwest 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round

Dallas 2010–11 82 57 25 .695 2nd in Southwest 21 16 5 .762 Won NBA Championship

Dallas 2011–12 66 36 30 .545 3rd in Southwest 4 0 4 .000 Lost in First Round

Dallas 2012–13 82 41 41 .500 4th in Southwest — — — — Missed playoffs

Dallas 2013–14 82 49 33 .598 4th in Southwest 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First Round

Dallas 2014–15 82 50 32 .610 3rd in Southwest 5 1 4 .200 Lost in First Round

Dallas 2015–16 82 42 40 .512 2nd in Southwest 5 1 4 .200 Lost in First Round

Dallas 2016–17 82 33 49 .402 4th in Southwest — — — — Missed playoffs

Career 1,214 694 520 .572

120 58 62 .483


^ Vecsey, Peter; Bontemps, Tim (May 3, 2008). "Sources: Mavs To Hire Carlisle". New York Post.  ^ ESPN
– Sources: Carlisle, Mavs reach agreement on 4-year deal – NBA ^ Mavericks: One and done: Carlisle tabbed to coach Mavs ^ a b AFP: Mavericks reach four-year coaching deal with Carlisle Archived May 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Mavericks defeat Heat for NBA title ^ "Celtics' Carlisle learning the routes", Nashua Telegraph, November 20, 1984, p.13. ^ 1999-00 Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
Roster and Stats ^ Profile ^ Pacers fire coach Isiah Thomas ^ Pacers’ Carlisle to Coach East All-Stars ^ Carlisle won't return as Pacers head coach ^ Carlisle won't return as Pacers head coach, published April 25, 2007 ^ Beyond the Playing Field ^ Mavs, Johnson part ways after team's playoff ouster ^ Mavericks: Official release: Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
named coach Archived May 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Mavericks win 1st NBA crown, handle Heat and prolong LeBron's wait for ring". ESPN. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.  ^ "Deal done, real work begins for Rick Carlisle". espn.com. 2012-05-15.  ^ "Mavericks overcome Hassan Whiteside to get Carlisle 600th win". thescore.com. 2015-01-30.  ^ "Mavericks sign head coach Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
to contract extension". mavs.com. 2015-11-05.  ^ Sefko, Eddie (December 2, 2017). "With win over Clippers, Rick Carlisle becomes just one of three active head coaches with 700 career wins". SportsDay. Retrieved December 9, 2017.  ^ "Family stirs Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle's softer side". dallasnews.com. 2015-04-30.  ^ "Rick Carlisle's higher calling". espn.go.com. 2015-09-03.  ^ " Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
Coach Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
Plays Piano Solo at Bruce Hornsby Concert". bleacherreport.com. 2015-05-30. 

External links[edit]

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Rick Carlisle
InsideHoops.com profile NBA career stats as a coach at Basketball-Reference Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
profile as a coach at NBA.com

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Dallas Mavericks
current roster

1 Smith 3 Noel 5 Barea 6 Motley (TW) 7 Powell 8 Collinsworth 9 Harrison 10 Finney-Smith 11 Ferrell 20 McDermott 21 Jones (TW) 23 Matthews 30 Curry 40 Barnes 41 Nowitzki 42 Kleber 50 Mejri

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Brad Stevens
(Boston Celtics) Kenny Atkinson (Brooklyn Nets) Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek
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(Toronto Raptors)


Fred Hoiberg
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(Chicago Bulls) Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue
(Cleveland Cavaliers) Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
(Detroit Pistons) Nate McMillan
Nate McMillan
(Indiana Pacers) Joe Prunty (Milwaukee Bucks)


Mike Budenholzer
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(Atlanta Hawks) Steve Clifford
Steve Clifford
(Charlotte Hornets) Erik Spoelstra
Erik Spoelstra
(Miami Heat) Frank Vogel
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(Orlando Magic) Scott Brooks
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Tom Thibodeau
(Minnesota Timberwolves) Billy Donovan
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(Oklahoma City Thunder) Terry Stotts
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(Portland Trail Blazers) Quin Snyder
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Steve Kerr
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(Golden State Warriors) Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
(Los Angeles Clippers) Luke Walton
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(Los Angeles Lakers) Jay Triano
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(Phoenix Suns) Dave Joerger
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(Sacramento Kings)


Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
(Dallas Mavericks) Mike D'Antoni
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(Houston Rockets) J. B. Bickerstaff (Memphis Grizzlies) Alvin Gentry
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(New Orleans Pelicans) Gregg Popovich
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(1964–1967) Donnie Butcher (1967–1968) Paul Seymour (1968–1969) Butch van Breda Kolff (1969–1971) Terry Dischinger
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(1971) Earl Lloyd
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Boston Celtics
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Dallas Mavericks
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