DALLAS -- In light of serious medical issues this past weekend involving Denver Broncos coach John Fox and Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, Dallas Mavericks coack Rick Carlisle discussed the importance of everyone taking good care of their body.
Fox will have surgery on his aortic valve this week, while Kubiak was rushed to the hospital when he collapsed during halftime of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
"I don't know details about their specific situations, but regardless of whether you're a head coach of a professional sports team, you've got to take care of yourself, you've got to get physicals, you've got to monitor things,'' Carlisle said after Monday's practice. "And I'm sure those guys do.
"One of the things about coaching in professional sports is that there's a lot going on, there's a lot of physical and mental pressure that goes with it and it's very difficult.''
Can the pressure to win sometimes affect a coach's physical well being?
"I can't speak to those two particular situations,'' Carlisle said of Fox and Kubiak. "Everybody deals with the expectations and pressures of their job differently.
"But those are two tremendous coaches, and the bigger concern is that they're OK physically and that they can recover and be able to come back and do their jobs, because that's what they love to do.''
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