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NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Brendan Haywood On The Cavs, LeBron, Playing With MJ, His Contract & More

Brendan Haywood

Being comfortable in one’s skin can be a difficult task, but veteran center Brendan Haywood from the Cleveland Cavaliers has mastered the art. He’s a throwback type of center. You know, the type that likes to rebound, block shots and stay close to the basket. He’s a contributor not a complainer and never worries about what he isn’t. Instead, he focuses on what he is, and how he can help his team. Read More »

Smack / Oct 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Mavs Coach Carlisle Says LeBron James Is “No Doubt” A Top Five Player Of All-Time

LeBron James

If any coach in the NBA could underappreciate LeBron James, one would assume it might be Rick Carlisle. After all, it was Carlisle’s Dallas Mavericks that beat LeBron’s Miami Heat in the 2011 Finals by rendering the four-time MVP a broken shell of his normally dominant self. Instead of gloating or feeling excessive pride over forcing James to a career nadir that would prove the genesis of so much unparalleled success in the interim, though, Carlisle seems to think more of LeBron than most of his coaching peers. Read More »

Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Rick Carlisle Issues Apology For Criticizing Chandler Parsons’ Weight

Rick Carlisle

Apparently Chandler Parsons’ thinly veiled, humorous response to Rick Carlisle’s criticism of his weight really got to the Dallas Mavericks coach. Carlisle apologized for his recent remarks in a statement released today, calling them “unfair and inappropriate.” Read More »

instagram, Smack / Oct 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Chandler Parsons Responds To Coach Carlisle Saying Parsons Is Too Heavy

Chandler Parsons

After Mavs coach Rick Carlisle danced around his issues with Chandler Parsons‘ new physique, saying he was “not quite in shape,” earlier this month, he was more pointed in his assessment yesterday, and Parsons had some fun at his expense on his Instagram account. Read More »

Smack / Oct 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

Coach Carlisle On Chandler Parsons: “Not Quite In Shape Yet,” But “Will Be Shortly”

Chandler Parsons

New Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has added some bulk this offseason. While some might see it as added strength, perhaps as an attempt to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward, coach Rick Carlisle is of the belief, “One man’s bulking up, is another man’s not quite in shape yet.” That’s what Carlisle told Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, but the coach is sure Chandler will get in shape soon. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”

Mark Cuban

The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Western Conference is an interesting question. Owner Mark Cuban is confident that they’ve added enough basketball IQ to take them to the next level. Read More »

NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Rick Carlisle Calls Gregg Popovich “The Greatest Coach In NBA History”

Rick Carlisle

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle won a title in 2011 with Dallas after leading some — in our opinion — underrated Pistons teams after Larry Brown left early in the millennia. His Mavs also put a dent in the Spurs’ seemingly impenetrable “force” in Game 2 Wed. night with a dominating 113-92 win on San Antonio’s home court. But he still says Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is, “The greatest coach in NBA history.” Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 1:01 am

Rick Carlisle Says Dirk Nowitzki Is One Of The 12 Best Of All Time

Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki

Earlier this week, Dallas legend Dirk Nowitzki dropped in yet another mid-range jumper and passed Oscar Robertson for 10th place on the all-time scoring list. In an interview with ESPN radio on the Thursday before the Spurs played in Dallas, Dirk’s coach, Rick Carlisle, made the case that Nowitzki — now in his 16th season — was one of the 12 best players of all time. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The Top 10 NBA Coach Of The Year Candidates

Frank Vogel

Many NBA pundits are quick to tell you it’s a player’s league, and in many respects that’s true. Without a game-changing talent like LeBron James or Kevin Durant, it’s hard to compete with the league’s upper echelon.

Ignoring the impact of a good coach would be foolish, however, as we see from year to year the impact that an upgrade on the bench can bring to a team. Unless your team is one of the top seeds, coaches usually receive too much blame for failure and not enough credit in periods of success. Read More »

NBA / Nov 26, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Why The Monta Ellis Dirk Nowtizki P&R Works So Well For Dallas

Monta Ellis

There have been a lot of surprises so far this season even though we’re still in the first month. One of them is the play of Monta Ellis, especially in tandem with franchise star Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk finally has a complimentary scorer to ease his offensive burden, and a terrific pick-and-roll partner. Read More »