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All time best Mavericks coach

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Greatest Maverick Coach

Dick Motta
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No votes
John MacLeod
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No votes
Don Nelson
2
17%
Avery Johnson
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Rick Carlisle
10
83%
 
Total votes: 12

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All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#1 » by fuller4379 » Wed Sep 8, 2021 10:53 pm

Who do you credit as being the all-time best Mavericks head coach.

Dick Motta (1980-1987, 1994-1996). The original coach. Built a winning franchise.
329-409. 446 win percentage. 11-17 in post-season. 4 post-season appearances. Went to conference semi-finals twice.

John MacLeod (1987-1989). Road Motta's coattails.
96-79. 549 win percentage. 10-7 in playoffs. One post-season appearances. Went to conference finals once.

Don Nelson (1997-2005). Brought Dirk to Dallas. Rebuild a winning franchise.
339-251. 575 win percentage. 19-24 in post-season. 4 post-season appearances. Went to conference finals once and conference semi-finals twice.

Avery Johnson (2005-2008). Brought defensive toughness. Took team to the finals for the first time.
194-70. 735 win percentage. 23-24 post-season. 4 post-season appearances. Went to finals once and conference semi-finals once.

Rick Carlisle (2008-2021). Brought the team's only championship.
513-448. 534 win percentage. 30-34 in post-season. 8 post-season appearances. Won finals once. Lost conference semi-finals once.
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Re: All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#2 » by Maverick41 » Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:09 pm

Rick. He got us the chip and he's widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the league for the decade or so.

That Avery RS winning record looking back is amazing though.
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Re: All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#3 » by HMFFL » Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:28 pm

I voted Rick Carlisle.
He contributed to us winning a championship because I never felt like we had a true championship caliber team(s) with any of the Coaches we had. Tyson Chandler was the piece that myself and others on this board wanted at the time as the missing piece that was attainable. Winning was always a team effort once Tyson was added and thankfully Rick lead us to the title.



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Re: All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#4 » by dirkforpres » Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:41 pm

Rick, and it’s really not close. Nellie was the most fun coach, but Rick was the smartest.

Glad he’s gone though
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Re: All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#5 » by fuller4379 » Thu Sep 9, 2021 2:43 am

Maverick41 wrote:Rick. He got us the chip and he's widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the league for the decade or so.

That Avery RS winning record looking back is amazing though.


Johnson's regular reason record was too good. He wore the players down playing too hard in the regular season.
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Re: All time best Mavericks coach 

Post#6 » by 41Dirk41 » Thu Sep 9, 2021 7:07 am

Rick
DJ_3_Ball wrote:
41Dirk41 wrote:DDR to Bulls... Ball-LaVine-DDR-X-Vucevic...not bad.

There's nothing on Twitter about this. Nothing on ESPN. Apparently, 41Dirk41 just knows more than the rest of us.
41Dirk41 has an opinion = the word of God :roll:

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