“We are excited that Rick will be back with the Mavericks for at least the next four years,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a statement. “He is a proven winner, a great teacher and a coach that will help the Mavericks improve as a team and as an organization.”

Carlisle’s current four-year contract was set to expire at the end of June. He guided the Mavs to the 2011 NBA championship, defeating the Miami Heat in his third season with the team.

Carlisle is 198-114 with Dallas. The Mavs are coming off a 36-30 record and a first-round sweep at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In 10 seasons as a head coach, Carlisle is 479-325 (.596). He spent two seasons with the Detroit Pistons and then four with the Indiana Pacers, guiding both franchises to the Eastern Conference finals. He was named 2001-02 NBA Coach of the Year after his first season with the Pistons.

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