For the first time since his resignation Rick Carlisle returned to Dallas. The Head Coach reacts emotional. In the game against Indiana, on the pages of the MAV’s Kristaps Porzingis injured and will be missing.
Even before the game, tears flowed with Rick Carlisle. The coach of the Pacers, who had led Dallas between 2008 and 2021, among other things to the only championship of franchise history, was honored with a video and overrumbered by his emotions. “I did not expect that. Lastly, I was so emotional when we pulled the banner under the ceiling for our championship,” Carlisle said after the game.
The coach showed herself grateful and even Luka Doncic, with the Carlisle was not really green over three years, found warm words. “I learned a lot under him in my first three years,” Doncic explained. “He helped me, so that was a great moment today. He deserves that.”
Carlisle was back in the summer after the Playoff bankruptcy against L.a. Clippers, a day before, the longtime GM Donnie Nelson had been dismissed. Carlisle successor in Dallas was Jason Kidd, who was part of the championship team around Dirk Nowitzki.
“He helped us to reach our goal at the time,” Kidd also appreciated the 62-year-old. “He laid the latte very high for all coaches that come to him.” In the Indiana Pacers, however, the success has not yet set, after the 105: 132 bankruptcy in Dallas, the Pacers are now at a balance sheet of 18-33 (13th place in the East).
Dallas Mavericks: Porzingis injured again
The MAVs are only a game behind the fourth place Utah Jazz, tomorrow it is already in Orlando. There, the Texans have to do without Kristaps Porzingis, the Lette went from the field in the second quarter with knee problems and will not travel to Florida with the team.
“He told me he’s worried a bit,” Doncic betrayed 30 points against Indiana and 12 assists. “Hopefully it’s nothing bad, if he has pain, it does not make sense that he plays.” Maybe Porzingis could be longer longer, after all, it’s the right knee that causes the 26-year-old problems.
So it’s the knee, which had to be operated in the offseason 2020 because of a broken meniscus. Since the OP, Porzingis has repeatedly missed games, but never due to the operated knee. In addition, the Big one had moved a cruciate ligament tear in the left knee in February 2018, then in the Jersey of the Knicks.
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This season, Porzingis has so far more mobile and fitter than in the previous year. Above all, defensive, the LETTE knew so far, in the attack, however, the unicorn sets only 19.7 points per game, because the odds of 45.1 percent out of the field and just 28.5 percent of downtown are not good.