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Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle extends contract till 2023

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Veteran Rick Carlisle has been coaching for 30 years now, working as an assistant coach for 11 years before finally being the head coach in 2001. He has been with the Dallas Mavericks since 2008, and is now looking to extend that duration. Carlisle has reportedly agreed to restructing his contract with the franchise, extending it to the 2022-23 season.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported via Twitter, “The Mavericks quietly restructured the contract of Coach Rick Carlisle before this season to extend his current deal by one year (through the 2022-23 season) and give him an undisclosed salary increase, league sources say.”

He also noted that in October 2015, Carlisle signed a “five-year, $35 million contract extension” that began with the 2017-18 season.

Arguably one of the finest coaches in the league, he became the NBA Coach of the Year in 2002 and coached the East All-Stars in 2004. Carlisle led the Mavericks to their only NBA championship back in 2011, though they haven’t won a playoff series after that year.

Despite Dallas’s playoff drought, the 59-year-old coach is looking foward to rebuilding the team with high hopes for super rookie Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the next season. The Mavericks currently stand at a 27-40 win-loss record, already 3 wins more than their standing last year. (Janiel Abby Toralba)