Call the Dallas Mavericks' preseason schedule the Rick Carlisle Reunion Tour.
Of the Mavs' four road preseason games, Dallas' new coach will visit both of his old neighborhoods. The Mavs play at Indiana on Oct. 15 and at Detroit the next night.
The preseason opens at American Airlines Center on Oct. 7 against the Washington Wizards.
Then come four straight road games starting at Chicago on Oct. 9 and then against the Milwaukee Bucks in La Crosse, Wis. on Oct. 10.
The remaining three games are all at home against Sacramento (Oct. 18), Chicago (Oct. 21) and Indiana (Oct. 23). The Mavs tip off the 2008-09 regular season on Oct. 30 vs. Houston.
-- Jeff Caplan