A five-part series featuring some of our most iconic artists, performers, cultural leaders and all round troublemakers. Each week we meet a different pair of mavericks for a free-ranging and intimate conversation; Ben Quilty and Warwick Thornton catch up in Alice Springs, Grayson Perry and Magda Szubanski sit down to talk about identity and therapy, Leah Purcell and Miranda Tapsell jump into the boxing ring together, Tim Minchin and Phillip Adams discuss how far you can go with comedy and commentary, and Jon Ronson and John Safran compare notes about hanging out with the KKK. Tune in to Meet the Mavericks.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Meet the Mavericks - Rick Carlisle - Netflix
Richard Preston Carlisle ( KAR-lyl; born October 27, 1959) is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons. As a player, Carlisle played for the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. He is also one of only 11 people to win an NBA championship both as a player and as a coach.
Meet the Mavericks - Indiana Pacers - Netflix
For the 2003–04 season, Carlisle was re-hired by the Indiana Pacers, this time as its head coach (Isiah Thomas had been fired, almost immediately after Larry Bird was brought back as the new President of Basketball Operations). In his first season, Carlisle led the Pacers to the Central Division title and NBA's best regular-season record at 61–21 (74.4%), setting a franchise record for wins. In the playoffs, the team eliminated both the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, before losing to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals. That year, he coached the East All-Stars at the All-Star Game. In 2005, the Pacers roster was decimated by injuries (most notably, those of Jermaine O'Neal, Stephen Jackson and Jamaal Tinsley) and suspensions that were meted out after the Pacers–Pistons brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which resulted in Ron Artest being suspended for the rest of the season, Jackson being suspended for 30 games and O'Neal being suspended for 15 games. However, Carlisle was still able to rally the Pacers to the NBA Playoffs that season. As the sixth seed, they again defeated the Boston Celtics in the first round, before being defeated once again by the eventual Eastern Conference champion, the Detroit Pistons. After the Pacers finished the 2006–07 season with a 35–47 record (missing the playoffs for the first time since 1997), Carlisle's tenure as head coach ended; it was unclear whether he voluntarily resigned, was fired, or was pushed to resign. In four seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Carlisle compiled a 181–147 record. On June 12, 2007, Carlisle announced that he would also resign from his position as Executive Vice President of the Indiana Pacers. After leaving Indiana, Carlisle worked as a studio analyst for ESPN before signing with the Dallas Mavericks as the team's new head coach.
Meet the Mavericks - References - Netflix