The Mavericks and head coach Rick Carlisle reached an agreement on a five-year, $35MM contract extension this week. Carlisle will finish out his current deal covering both this season as well as 2016/17, which is a team option, and his extension will run through the 2021/22 campaign. The 56-year-old is the president of the NBA Coaches Association and is widely respected around the league. Carlisle led the Mavs to the NBA title in 2011 and has been with the franchise since May 2008, making him the third longest-tenured head coach in the NBA. He won Coach of the Year honors for the Pistons in 2002, which was his first season as an NBA coach. Carlisle led Detroit to back-to-back 50-win seasons before beginning a four-year tenure with the Pacers. He’s 619-431 over 13 full seasons as an NBA head coach, and he owns a 57-58 postseason record. For Dallas, he’s gone 338-220 in the regular season and 27-26 in the playoffs.
Here’s the rest of the happenings from the week that was…
Free Agent Signings
- The Rockets signed Chuck Hayes.
- The Sixers signed Phil Pressey via the hardship provision.
- The Nuggets signed Kostas Papanikolaou.
- Nikoloz Tskitishvili signed with Tochigi Brex in Japan.
- Four-year NBA veteran and Grizzlies camp cut Yakhouba Diawara signed with CSP Limoges of France.
- Mavericks camp cut Jarrid Famous signed with Fujian of China.
- Jason Washburn, who was in training camp with the Hornets this season, signed a deal in Kosovo with Sigal Prishtina.
- Henry Walker signed with Cedevita Zagreb of the Croatian League.
You can stay up to date on all of the signings with Hoops Rumors’ free agent tracker.
- The Rockets exercised their 2016/17 team option on Clint Capela.
- The Hornets exercised their 2016/17 team option on Cody Zeller.
- The Hornets signed Jeremy Lamb to a three-year extension worth approximately $21MM.
- The Raptors signed Terrence Ross to a three-year extension worth nearly $33MM.
- The annual D-League Draft was held, and you can view the list of draftees here. You can view the list of players with NBA ties who were eligible for the 2015/16 D-League draft here.
- The Sixers traded their D-League rights to guard J.P. Tokoto to Oklahoma City.
- The Cavs named former player Damon Jones an assistant coach for their D-League team.
- The league released the complete list of affiliate players, which can be viewed here.
- The Nets are establishing a D-League team to serve as their one-to-one affiliate for the 2016/17 season.
You can stay up to date on all the D-League assignments and recalls for the season here.
- Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins is expected to miss three months of action while rehabilitating a right pectoral injury.
- The Nets officially added Randy Ayers and Bob Bender to their player personnel scouting staff.
- Jabari Parker left the Wasserman Media Group and agent B.J. Armstrong, and reportedly agreed to sign with Dr. Charles Tucker for his representation, while Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol are also reportedly looking for new agents.