Sport Report: Luka Doncic taunted Rick Carlisle over who was running team

09:20  19 june  2021
09:20  19 june  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Still, when Carlisle took over a veteran Mavericks team still stinging from the ’06 finals collapse against Miami and shocking ’07 first-round ouster by Golden State, he memorably butted heads with Kidd, who had arrived by trade three months before Carlisle ’s hiring. Kidd complained that Carlisle was calling too many plays. Partially drowning out Carlisle ’s words are shouts behind him, coming from the Mavericks practice court, where Doncic and Porzingis are battling in a spirited shooting game, taunting one another. During their three-season playoff drought, the Mavericks often have been outflowed by

Luka Doncic and coach Rick Carlisle reportedly had a "simmering tension" that was a "concern" within the Dallas Mavericks organization before Carlisle 's surprising resignation Thursday. ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported the relationship between Carlisle and Doncic was strained, and though the coach was expected to return for the 2021-22 season, he would have been on the hot seat. The longtime Mavericks coach instead chose to move on, releasing a statement through ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "'After a number of in-person conversations with [owner] Mark Cuban over the last week, today I

The Dallas Mavericks have made some major organizational changes this week, and it sounds more and more like one of them was the result of their biggest star not getting along with his head coach.

a person standing in a room: Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) speaks with Rick Carlisle. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) speaks with Rick Carlisle.

Rick Carlisle informed the Mavericks on Thursday that he is stepping down as head coach of the team. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the decision came following a season in which there was “simmering tension” between Carlisle and Luka Doncic.

MacMahon said on “The Lowe Post” podcast Thursday that Doncic called out Carlisle in the middle of a game earlier this season. Doncic was apparently frustrated with the influence that Bob Voulgaris, a former professional gambler who was hired by Mark Cuban in 2018 as director of quantitative research and development, has had over lineup decisions and rotations.

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Doncic delivers those highlights on a regular basis -- 40-foot fastballs diagonally across the court right into the numbers of an open shooter in the corner; perfectly timed lobs just over the hands of helpless defenders; no-look dimes after dribbling behind his back in traffic. And launching step-back jumpers, often from far beyond the Carlisle alluded to this on the night the Mavs traded up to draft Doncic , citing conditioning as a developmental opportunity for the Slovenian star. Doncic , who was a doughy 247 pounds when he reported to Dallas the month before his rookie year, is significantly leaner and

Luka Dončić (/ˈdɒntʃɪtʃ/; Slovene: [ˈlùːka ˈdòːntʃitʃ]; born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

“(Brian) Windhorst passed this on to me earlier in the season and I was able to confirm it … It was a timeout. Luka, as tends to happen, was p-ssed,” MacMahon said. “And he yells at Rick, ‘Who’s in charge, you or Bob?’ He yells it front of all the Mavericks players, in front of all the assistants, anybody down on the floor could hear it. The Luka-Rick relationship was dicey.”

The outburst came during a game in which the Mavericks had no fans in the stands, which probably made it more embarrassing for Carlisle. MacMahon says it was one example of players being frustrated about the control Voulgaris has over the team.

“I do know that players a lot of times will blame Voulgaris for rotation decisions, lineup decisions, those kinds of things that they don’t like,” MacMahon added.

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Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic ended his offseason and returned to the NBA media spotlight looking very similar to how many of us non-21-year-old All-Stars have handled coronavirus pandemic quarantines: With long, disheveled hair. Just after an individual workout on Monday, the first day of the NBA’s training camp period, Doncic walked in front of a camera where dozens of reporters were logged into a Zoom conference call and immediately Since the Mavericks’ playoff run ended in late August, he’s been focused on improving his shooting with repetition and an eye toward execution late in games.

Also, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters via text message: “ Luka Doncic will not travel to Milwaukee due to a right ankle sprain. He will stay in Dallas with Casey Smith and receive treatment. There will be no updates until Wednesday night.” Doncic has taken the NBA by storm in his second season. He became the third player in league history to average a 30-point triple-double over the span of a full month as he earned the Western Conference Player of the Month award for November.

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Cuban seems to have a lot of trust in Voulgaris. There have now been multiple reports that Doncic openly dislikes Voulgaris, but Cuban sided with the former gambler over longtime general manager Donnie Nelson, who was fired this week.

The Mavericks obviously have a plan, but it’s difficult to see what it is at the moment. Doncic, who is eligible to sign a supermax extension this offseason, might be happy about Carlisle leaving. He did not, however, seem pleased about Nelson’s departure.

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Luka Doncic – a historically great young player – is set to sign a super-max contract extension with the Mavericks this summer. Multiple league and team sources tell The Athletic that Voulgaris has been the most influential voice within the Mavericks front office since joining the team , either initiating or approving virtually every transaction made over the past two seasons. Those same sources add that Voulgaris has frequently gone as far as scripting the starting lineups and rotations for longtime head coach Rick Carlisle .

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