Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 10:05 am  |  8 responses

Rick Carlisle Says He Won’t Suspend Any of the Dallas Mavericks

Head coach Rick Carlisle changed his mind regarding what was a hollow threat to begin with — no matter how terribly they play, the Mavs won’t be facing any kind of suspensions. Per the Dallas Morning News: “There is no threat of suspension, he said before Tuesday’s game. ‘We talked about some things after the game the other night,’ he said. ‘But nobody’s getting suspended.’ He added that he remains confident the Mavericks can turn things around. ‘I think we have guys that care, guys that want to win,’ he said. ‘It’s my job to give them the direction and facilitate those things happening better. It’s always going to start defensively and with rebounding. That’s been an emphasis in recent practices. And we’ve got to do a good job of taking care of the ball. When we don’t, that’s going to cause problems for us.’”

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  • roscoe

    rick needs to learn that threatening employees stopped working in the late 70s.

    i suggest reading some “self help” books rick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    at least not until Cousins is traded there

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    This was such a shockexchange-esque comment.

  • LakeShow

    Idle threats.

  • Ugh

    I was going to say “only in the first world”, but that isn’t even true. I’ve worked in call centres in the first world where the threats definitely work. Had a boss who suspended casual staff almost every day for not making his made up, ever increasing quotas.

  • roscoe

    you’re a better person than me if you put up with that sh*t.

  • roscoe

    i’m speechless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman