Rick Carlisle tears up at Mavericks tribute video
In 2015, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson said Rick Carlisle – who guided Dallas to the 2011 championship – could remain the team’s coach as long as he wants. Carlisle became the NBA’s second-longest-tenured active head coach at 13 seasons (behind the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, tied with the Heat’s Erik Spoelstra).
Now Pacers coach, Carlisle returned to Dallas on Saturday – and got emotional as the Mavericks played a tribute video during their 132-105 win.
Carlisle, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
Carlisle has earned a reputation for being gruff.
It’s interesting to see this side of him.