Latest word now is that the deal might not get done today (Thursday) which might push any official introduction back a day to Saturday. The team had planned to hold a press conference on Friday if both sides sign off on the deal today. As of right now, that's still up in the air. Carlisle's still the man, it's just taking a bit longer.
One delay might be that Carlisle's agent Warren LeGarie has been working overseas and was scheduled to return to San Francisco from Greece today. In Greece last night, he received the contract from the Mavs at midnight (4 p.m. CDT Wednesday). He was going to give it a thorough reading then, so there might be some details he and Carlisle need to talk over.
Mavs officials have not returned calls since Tuesday and LeGarie has been unreachable so far today. More details to come later.
-- Jeff Caplan