It’s been about six years since the Dallas Mavericks hired Rick Carlisle to be their head coach and since that date, Dallas has an NBA title to their name.
Only a few moments ago, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram told this quick story about a gift that Carlisle gave star Dirk Nowitzki after being hiring by the Mavericks:
Rick Carlisle said he flew to Germany when he got the #Mavs' job and gave Dirk Nowitzki a DVD of Larry Bird.
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) February 9, 2014
Clearly, that DVD has helped Dirk on some level:
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