Rick Carlisle Compares A Sex Manual To His Team’s Turnover Problems

  • Mark Evans

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All NBA fans know that players love to make weird, even sometimes stupid, comments. It’s part of the fun of being a fan, and it’s certainly entertaining when there are no real games going on.

Usually coaches are a little more tame than their players, but apparently Rick Carlisle wanted to join in on the fun. Maybe he was getting bored of the preseason, or maybe he just wanted to be funny.

The head coach of the Dallas Mavericks has been struggling to address his team’s turnover problems so far during the preseason. Perhaps to catch some attention, the former NBA champion head coach had this to say:

Via Slam Online,

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was asked about his team’s overwhelming turnover count, and how are the turnovers are being manufactured, when he turned in this two-sentence joke during his pre-game press conference Monday. ‘We’re doing it every way you can do it,’ Carlisle said. ‘If we were a sex manual it’d be a best-seller.’

That’s probably not how I would have thought to put it,  but hey, maybe that’s why I’m not an NBA head coach.

Turnovers are one of the most frustrating parts of the game for coaches around the league, due to the careless nature of many of them. They lose you valuable possessions, and often give the opposing team easy points in transition. So you can see why Rick Carlisle is upset.

Maybe he just felt like being in the headlines for reasons other than Dirk Nowitzki’s injury. Whatever the reason was, he at least caught our attention. Hopefully his team takes notice as well.

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