DALLAS -- After Thursday's 116-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made a point to reveal what separates his job from that of the media.
"It's easy to look at our roster and nit-pick our challenges,'' Carlisle said. "We've got age, we've got some size issues, we've got this, that and the other.
"If you want to make a laundry list it's not hard to make a list, but my job is to be a problem solver and not a problem identifier. You guy's job is to identify problems, and that's one reason that this job pays a lot more than you guy's job, because it's harder.''
How much harder?
"If all I was asked to do was identify problems I can walk around the arena and find things to point out and say, 'Hey, you know what, we need to do a better job of cleaning this trash can,' '' Carlisle said. "But that's not the world we live in in the NBA.''
-- Dwain Price
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