Rick Carlisle Holding Mavs Accountable
The beauty of Rick Carlisle and why he’s become one of the NBA’s best coaches is that he refuses to accept them.
Each and every one of them.
In this era of pampered, sensitive overpaid jocks regardless of sport, it’s nice to see a coach who doesn’t pander to the players. Carlisle prefers to keep it real.
If a player’s doing well, he’ll say it. If a player’s struggling, he’ll say it. If the player deserves a public prodding, he’ll deliver it. The same rules apply to the team.
Remember when Carlisle called the team soft after a one-point loss to the New Orleans Hornets last March. Jason Terry, among others, didn’t appreciate the reference.