Rick Carlisle Reaches Verbal Agreement with Dallas Mavericks
Rick Carlisle will be the new coach of the Dallas Mavericks, a decision expected for nearly a week but slowed by contract negotiations.
The papers aren’t signed yet, but team owner Mark Cuban confirmed in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Friday night that a verbal deal is in place.
The contract "will be signed tomorrow (Saturday)," with a news conference Wednesday because Cuban will be out of town until then. [Sports Illustrated]