rick carlisle

The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have re-signed Head Coach Rick Carlisle.

On May 9, 2008, Carlisle became the ninth head coach in franchise history. In his first four seasons with the Mavericks, Carlisle has led the team to a 198-114 (.635) regular season record, three 50+ win seasons and the franchise’s first-ever World Championship.

“We are excited that Rick will be back with the Mavericks for at least the next four years,” Owner Mark Cuban said. “He is a proven winner, a great teacher and a coach that will help the Mavericks improve as a team and as an organization.”

Carlisle led the Mavericks to the postseason in each of his four seasons in Dallas and has been named Western Conference Coach of the Month on two occasions (April, 2010 and Feb., 2011). He holds a career 53-46 (.535) postseason record, including an impressive 16-5 run to the 2011 World Championship. Carlisle is one of only 11 individuals to win the NBA Finals as both a player and head coach.

Carlisle holds a 479-325 (.596) record as a head coach with Detroit, Indiana and Dallas. Before joining Dallas, Carlisle took both Detroit and Indiana to the Eastern Conference Finals and earned 2001-02 NBA Coach of the Year accolades in just his first year as a head coach.

A native of Ogdensburg, N.Y., Carlisle graduated from the University of Virginia where he was co-captain of the Cavaliers’ 1984 Final Four team.