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Nowitzki out Monday, still no plans for surgery. Yet.

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UPDATE 11:36 pm: Dirk Nowitzki spoke to the media and said no surgery planned. Yet. Here’s the money Dirk quote from Mike Fisher at Dallasbasketball.com: “I’m doing everything I can not to have surgery,” Nowitzki said, stressing his wish to be “conservative.” “I guess that’s obvious that I really don’t want it done now. If [more]

Rick Carlisle signs extension to stay as Mavericks’ coach

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Not that there was much doubt this was coming — what happened with the Mavericks this season was not on coach Rick Carlisle — but now it is official. The Mavericks have reached a deal on a contract extension with Carlisle, team owner Mark Cuban confirmed to ESPNDallas.com. This is reportedly also a four-year deal, [more]

Jason Terry not happy with coach’s decision to bench him late in loss to Suns

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After the Mavericks had allowed an 11-point third quarter lead to become an 11-point fourth quarter deficit late Thursday night in Phoenix, they were able to gather themselves and make one final push in the game’s final three minutes. Dallas had fought back to within two, and had possession of the ball with 15.4 seconds [more]

Mavericks coach Carlisle says “patience has worn thin” with Lamar Odom

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Lamar Odom was given away for virtually nothing by the Lakers to the defending champion Mavericks before the season even began, after Odom expressed a desire to be dealt once his name surfaced in legitimate trade rumors. With Odom being the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, this seemed like an absolute steal for Dallas [more]

Mavericks coach Carlisle fined $35,000 for kicking ball

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You knew this was coming the second it happened. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $35,000 by the league for kicking a ball into the stands Wednesday night against Oklahoma City. Carlisle says he was just trying to pass the ball back to the referee. Probably. There also probably was some frustration with his [more]