I know Dirk and Kidd deserved their long awaited championship rings, and as well as Terry and Marion. But Carlisle has had an amazing career as coach where he's only missed the playoffs once in 9 years. He help built the 2000's Pistons before Larry Brown came in.
He actually deserved more respect and love for helping the Maverick win their first championship.
Personally, Carlisle deserves his ring way more than Doc Rivers. Carlisle did it with one superstar. His track record was far superior than Rivers as well prior to 2008.