Rick Carlisle Collapses: Dallas Mavericks Coach Faints
Rick Carlisle Collapses: Dallas Mavericks Coach Faints – The Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, Rick Carlisle, was taken to a local hospital after he collapsed during a team practice. Sources have said that at the time of the incident that Carlisle was lightheaded, and fainted on the court at the American Airlines Center. The 50 year old coach remained conscious after falling and responded to questions as he was carried out on a stretcher to an ambulance and then taken to a nearby hospital. Team personnel were with him at the time of his collapse.
The team owner, Mark Cuban did not respond to messages immediately following the incident. Dallas was able to beat Chicago in a 88-83 exhibition match on Thursday night. The team has improved this offseason, and is looking to make another deep run into the playoffs. They are scheduled to play Phoenix on Saturday in California. The team plane was scheduled to depart on Friday afternoon. It is not currently clear if Coach Rick Carlisle will be joining them in their next exhibition match.
Carlisle is a former NBA player that played for a number of different teams including Boston, New York and New Jersey. This will be his third season as coach of the Mavericks. He also worked as a head coach for the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons. Hopefully the incident is nothing serious and he will be able to return to coaching very quickly. The fact that he remained conscious throughout the ordeal is great news for the team.