Head Coach of NBA
Rick Carlisle is the new Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers. He just finished his 13th and final season as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He was hired by Dallas in May 2008, and is the third-longest tenured head coach in the league. Carlisle became the winningest coach in Mavericks history with a 103-93 victory at the L.A. Lakers on Nov. 1, 2015.
Carlisle has led his team to the playoffs 12 times in his 16 seasons as a head coach. He guided the Mavericks to their first-ever world championship in 2011, while posting an impressive 16-5 mark during the 2011 postseason. Carlisle, who won a title as a player with Boston in 1986, is one of only 14 individuals to win an NBA championship as both a player and a head coach. He moved into 17th place on the NBA’s all-time wins list in 2017-18. Named the ninth Dallas coach in franchise history, he led the Mavericks to the postseason in seven of his first eight seasons with the team. Carlisle joined the Mavericks after spending six seasons, with Detroit and Indiana, as a head coach. He served as an ESPN studio analyst during the 2007-08 NBA season before coming to Dallas. He also serves as the President of the NBA Coaches Association.