The Mavericks worked on defense in the morning and just
finished a two-hour workout that focused on offense this evening.
On Wednesday, it’ll be one practice combining the two,
With a veteran team, there’s no need to overdo it with
two-a-days. However, he said no matter how many practices there are in camp,
they will all be full-bore workouts.
“The only way we’re going to get better defensively
is to play hard all the time,’’ Carlisle said. “We have a
strategy of how we’re going to do practices. But if things aren’t
going good, it could all change.’’
Carlisle is working with a slightly tweaked coaching staff
this year. Assistant coach Tom Sterner took a job with Philadelphia scouting
and former player-development coach Monte Mathis has been moved up to assistant
coach. Also, Popeye Jones left the player-development staff to join Avery
Johnson in New Jersey.