In a continuously busy week for the Dallas Mavericks, Rick Carlisle told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski he will not return next season. Carlisle has coached the Mavericks since 2008, leading the team to its first and only championship in 2011. He has a record of 555-478 over 13 seasons with Dallas and has missed the postseason only four times in his tenure.

The Mavericks will now enter the offseason in search of a new head coach as well as a new general manager after the team parted ways with Donnie Nelson on Wednesday. 

Here’s the message Carlisle sent to Wojnarowski:

“After a number of in-person conversations with Mark Cuban over the last week, today I informed him that I will not be returning as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. This was solely my decision. My family and I have had an amazing 13-year experience working with great people in a great city. 

Dallas will always be home, but I am excited about the next chapter of my coaching career.”

Courtesy: CBS Sports


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