Carlisle ‘Very Grateful’ for New Contract
Just got off the phone with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who earlier today agreed to terms on a new four-year contract.
Mavericks president of basketball operations used the words “proud and relieved” to get the deal done, so what were Carlisle’s emotions?
“I’m very grateful,” Carlisle said. “My biggest emotion is gratitude. To have the opportunity to do another contract, in this city with this franchise, this owner and GM, is a big deal to me.
“I don’t take the responsibility lightly.”
Much was made this season about the fact that Carlisle, coming off an NBA championship with the Mavericks in 2010-2011, was in effect a free-agent-coach-to-be.