Rick Carlisle agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Indiana Pacers
Former Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle will return to Indiana to coach the Pacers after agreeing to a $29 million four-year contract and the incentives of ESPN’s Tim McMahon.
This move reunited Callis with his old team.
Source: The Pacers are hiring Rick Carlisle as their head coach. He will sign a four-year contract worth 29 million U.S. dollars.
— Tim Mcmahon (@espn_macmahon) June 24, 2021
Before the 61-year-old coach spent 13 seasons in Dallas and helped the team win the only championship in 2011, he drafted four seasons of X and O for the Pacers in 2003-2007.
Rick Carlisle also served as an assistant coach under Larry Bird, and then went to the Detroit Pistons as his first head coach.
Now, Carlisle inherited the 34-38 Pacers this season, and then lost to the Washington Wizards in their second game.
Carlisle told ESPN, “This is [Indiana] A group of skilled and selfless players who play hard. It’s always possible to take action before the season, but I think [GM Kevin Pritchard], I’m all very excited about keeping the roster healthy and seeing the ability of this team. “
After a season marked by drama and defensive issues in the locker room, the Pacers fired coach Nett Bjork Glenn.
It is said that Bjorklen is very strict with players and coaches. The Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis felt it necessary to approach Bjorklen and encourage him. Treat Indiana employees well.
Although Bjorkgren’s dismissal is not surprising, Carlisle’s sudden departure from Dallas is surprising.
One day after long-term general manager Donny Nelson said he and Dallas parted ways, Callis announced that he would leave the team.
Carlisle said on Thursday: “You never want to get to the point where you feel like you are outdated. I just feel that now is the right time.” “I just respect it very much. [Mavs owner Mark Cuban] With everyone there, I was fortunate to have another great opportunity. “
in his 17 years of coaching career, Carlisle has a winning percentage of 836-689 and a winning percentage of 0.548.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson