Congratulations Rick Carlisle

This is a great opportunity to wish congratulations to ex-Pacers coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle led the Dallas Mavericks to a 4-2 NBA Finals series win over the vaunted Miami Heat, culminating with last night’s convincing 105-95 decider on Miami’s homecourt. Carlisle has long been noted as one of the top tacticians in the NBA. Now he has some jewelry to prove his mettle as a head coach.

Any coach who can take an aging, seemingly over-the-hill group of veterans with only one star player and win an NBA championship is noteworthy. When was the last time that happened? Carlisle didn’t give in to excuses and he didn’t sulk when one of his best players, Caron Butler, went down for the season. He and his team doubled their resolve and confounded the critics by rolling to an NBA title.

Congratulations Coach Carlisle. You deserve it.

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  • Chris D.

    Amen to that. The Mavs win proves that the old school stuff still matters in the NBA: strategy, experience, camaradarie, and heart.

  • Ian

    always like carlisle, glad to see he got the ring he and so many on that mavericks team so truly deserves

  • Zach

    My favorite Coach in the league right now. We should have stuck with him

  • lolz

    will we get a post talking about who the pacers are gonna draft?

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  • kevin leone

    Yovanovich did an outstanding job of summing up this man’s skills..Too bad the Pacers can’t hire him (again!)