Rick Carlisle, Jason Terry Disagree on the Mavs’ Softness

by March 10, 2011
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Following their frustrating loss in New Orleans last night, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle called his team “soft”, an accusation that Jason Terry did not take kindly. From ESPN: “Frustrated after watching his team bungle a 10-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter and then spit up a seven-point lead with 1:13 to go courtesy of multiple errors, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle pulled no punches, and perhaps even dropped one on his club below the belt. ‘Soft,’ Carlisle said … ‘Yeah,’ the coach reiterated, ‘soft.’ ‘Who said that?’ Jason Terry said, scoffing at the accusation after he had an off night — rare for him of late — with 10 points. ‘I’m not soft, not me. I don’t know where that comes from, but we ain’t soft. We have to see how he meant soft in that aspect, but I know he wasn’t talking to me personally or any of my teammates because I don’t think none of these guys are soft.'”