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08:13 AM ET 08.17 | Rick Carlisle's options appear to be drying up. The Mavericks' search for a successor to lead assistant coach Terry Stotts will continue without two of the prime names [Carlisle] had been targeting. Former Toronto Raptors coach Jay Triano, according to NBA coaching sources, is poised to join Stotts' staff in Portland as opposed to coming to Dallas. That means Stotts and Los Angeles Lakers-bound Steve Clifford, two highly regarded assistants that sources say Carlisle was eyeing, are off the market. Former New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns assistant coach Phil Weber remains a Mavs candidate, sources said. ... Two coaching sources said late Thursday that a new name to watch in the Mavs' search, who fulfills the head-coaching prerequisites, is Jim O'Brien.

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August 17, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Toronto was dead last in the league on the defensive end under Jay Triano

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August 17, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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How can we sit here talking about Mavs asst coach candidates while the members of "P*ssy Riot" are sitting in a Russian prision cell? Where is our humanity????!!!!!!!

This is certainly a crime Doc..........



Where is the justice in this world ???????

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August 17, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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G'morning MichMed!!!

Morning MMA.....Beautiful Day today.............

August 17, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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How can we sit here talking about Mavs asst coach candidates while the members of "P*ssy Riot" are sitting in a Russian prision cell? Where is our humanity????!!!!!!!

There's a lesson here...

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August 17, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Are You The 'Lone Star', Bro?

August 17, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Does it matter who is coaching? The Mavs are going to be competing for the bronze medal in the West this year with the Spurs and Clippers. The Lakers and Thunder are the cream of the West.

Bronze medal..LOL..

Morning MMA!

August 17, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Seems like a lot of assistant coaches are moving this year. Interesting that is not just players in this off-season.

Carlisle is a good coach and the Mavs are re-building themselves. Looks like a good place to be for an assistant.

August 17, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Head coaching prerequisites?So he's looking for his potential replacement?

Yeah, that's an interesting line. I thought Cuban was happy with Carlisle. And no report of any "falling out."

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August 17, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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There's a lesson here...

Otis, you're a Mavs guy. Any report of Carlisle wanting to leave or Cuban wanting him to go? See jgb's highlight on head coaching reqs.

August 17, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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Hey Dr U!Just continuing the Olympic theme here, lol.

I actually miss it now...glad there are some games on tonight though to give me my sports 'fix'..LOL!

August 17, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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Bronze medal..LOL..Morning MMA!

Sorry, I don't think they're getting on the podium. All of a sudden, this team is in a world of hurt.

 
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