Carlisle: Odom Knows What’s Expected
A meeting Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle organized with Lamar Odom on the day before Odom left the team was the first step in clearing the air in Dallas.
On Monday, two nights after Odom turned in a promising performance following an extended personal leave, Carlisle said he believes that Odom understands what is expected of him after that meeting.
“I do, I really do. We had a meeting with him the Tuesday before the Laker game,” said Carlisle, who along with Odom did not divulge the other participants in the meeting. “A great meeting with him to make sure that he understood that our expectation is not that he be concerned about his stats, it’s that he, any time he steps onto the floor he’s completely into the game, playing full-out with as much intensity and presence and energy as he can, and the other stuff will take care of itself.