A day after their title defense ended at the hands of the Thunder, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson gave positive public acknowledgment regarding Rick Carlisle's future as head coach of the team, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan. Carlisle is at the end of a four-year contract, but is widely regarded as one of the game's better game to game strategists, as proven evident by his job steering Dallas to their unexpected championship run last season.
"He likes us, we like him and those situations generally get worked out," Nelson said. "Rick's not going anywhere."
In four seasons with the Mavericks, Carlisle has compiled a 198-114 record in the regular season and a 23-18 mark in the playoffs.