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Mavericks figure to keep focus on Doncic amid sudden shakeup

Jun. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Mark Cuban is suddenly without a coach and general manager after the Dallas Mavericks were one of the models of stability in the NBA for more than a decade. The owner's next moves figure to be all about superstar Luka Doncic following coach Rick Carlisle's...

Nowitzki joins Mavs as adviser after Nelson, Carlisle leave

Jun. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki is joining the Dallas Mavericks as an adviser in the wake of the abrupt departures of general manager Donnie Nelson and coach Rick Carlisle. The franchise leader in nearly every category said Friday he considered Nelson and Carlisle mentors...

Carlisle steps down as Mavs' coach, one day after GM departs

Jun. 17, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Rick Carlisle stepped down as coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, the second major departure for that franchise in as many days. Carlisle spent 13 seasons in Dallas, leading the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. His decision was announced one day after general...

Dallas Mavericks say coach Rick Carlisle has stepped down after 13 seasons

Jun. 17, 2021 16:48 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks say coach Rick Carlisle has stepped down after 13 seasons.

GM Donnie Nelson, who brought Nowitzki, Doncic, leaving Mavs

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, instrumental in the club's acquisitions of Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic, is leaving the organization after 24 seasons. The Mavericks said Wednesday the club and Nelson agreed to part ways, with owner Mark...

Washington Wizards fire coach Scott Brooks after 5 seasons

Jun. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Wizards will have another coach next season after general manager Tommy Sheppard decided the organization is better off moving on from coach Scott Brooks. Washington made the playoffs three times under Brooks but...

Mavs focus on help for Doncic after another 1st-round exit

Jun. 07, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are out in the first round again. The urgency to get their young superstar enough help for some deep playoff runs will grow fast, although the Mavericks are about to buy themselves time in pursuit of the franchise's first postseason...

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week

Jun. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week. Rumors swirled this...

Home sweet home: Clippers beat Mavs 126-111 to win series

Jun. 06, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No chest-thumping, shouting or theatrics. With very little change of expression, Kawhi Leonard altered the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff fortunes. Leonard narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, to help...

Clippers in LA for Game 7 vs Mavs in series without home win

Jun. 05, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

The only NBA playoff series to go six games without the home team winning is headed back to Los Angeles, where the Clippers can advance with a Game 7 victory over Dallas and not worry about when they might see the Lakers. Lose at home again Sunday, and Kawhi Leonard and...