DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is glad he was able to lock up Rick Carlisle as his coach for the next four years.
The Mavs announced the news of Carlisle's four-year contract extension just a short time ago.
"We are excited that Rick will be back with the Mavericks for at least the next four years,'' Cuban said. "He is a proven winner, a great teacher and a coach that will help the Mavericks improve as a team and as an organization.''
During his four seasons with the Mavs, Carlisle manufactured a 198-114 record and led the Mavs to the franchise's one and only NBA title last year.
-- Dwain Price
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