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Report: Mavs restructured contract of Rick Carlisle before season started

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The Dallas Mavericks reportedly restructured the contract of head coach Rick Carlisle before the 2018-19 season started, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Mavs extended Carlisle’s current deal by one year, which means he’s under contract now through the 2022-23 season.

Carlisle signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Mavs in 2015 which began during the 2017-18 season.

Rick Carlisle has been the head coach of Dallas since 2008. Entering Wednesday, he has compiled a regular season record of 464-407 and a postseason mark of 28-30.

Carlisle led Dallas to the 2011 title. The Mavs upset LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat behind a stellar series performance by future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki.

With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the fold now, it’s clear Dallas wants Carlisle to be the man in charge of developing those two youngsters moving forward. The 59-year-old Carlisle is regarded as one of the best teachers in the NBA and he has already developed a strong rapport with Doncic.

The Mavs are going to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year. However, owner Mark Cuban is standing behind his coach and eager to see what Carlisle can do with Doncic and Porzingis.