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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Rick Carlisle still working, fighting on

And with 23 games left, Carlisle said, time is wasting for players, particularly the nine Mavericks who are in line to be free agents this summer. They are the ones with the most to gain by playing with pride and playing well the rest of the way.

“In my mind, there’s plenty to play for,” he said. “We got to keep pushing as
coaches. The players got to stay at it. And they got to keep fighting.”

And if they don’t? Well, playing time is not something that is given away. It has to be earned. At some point, the Mavericks will have to make tough decisions based on what’s good for the franchise, not necessarily what’s good for this season’s win-loss ledger.

-- Dallas Morning News
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