Latest Rick Carlisle News

Pacers take Arizona's Mathurin at No. 6, Zags' Nembhard

Jun. 24, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Arizona sophomore Bennedict Mathurin figures he has a lot to bring to the Indiana Pacers. “I feel like I'm a winner," said Mathurin, who was taken No. 6 overall by the Pacers in the NBA draft Thursday night. “I'm a really competitive guy. Off the court, I...

Mike Fratello chosen as Chuck Daly achievement award winner

Jun. 05, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chuck Daly loved to shop and about 20 years ago, he dragged his friend Mike Fratello to a clothing store. Daly noticed a blue blazer with vertical stripes and told Fratello he had to buy it for himself. Fratello questioned why. “You're going to...

Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Jun. 02, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates. Case in point: Ime Udoka,...

Kidd, rekindled Mavs on familiar turf down 1-0 at Warriors

May. 19, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jason Kidd has been here before in his first season as coach of the Mavericks, down 1-0 in a third consecutive NBA playoff series. The Bay Area native is looking for another bounce-back from Luka Doncic and company in his first trip to the conference finals as a coach, which just...

Pacers start long offseason looking to overhaul roster

Apr. 11, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard sent a clear message at the trade deadline. It's time for a shakeup. After posting a second straight losing record at home, missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years...

Nets beat Pacers to lock up 7th, host play-in game Tuesday

Apr. 10, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four wins in the final week sent the Brooklyn Nets surging up to seventh in the Eastern Conference. One more win sends them to the playoffs. “Now we get to carry some of that momentum on into Tuesday,” Kyrie Irving said. Irving...

Embiid has 41 points, 20 rebounds as Sixers down Pacers

Apr. 09, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid made his closing argument for MVP votes and all but wrapped up the NBA scoring title, scoring 41 points while adding 20 rebounds and four assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 133-120 victory Saturday over the Indiana Pacers. Embiid shot 14 for...