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Saturday, June 11, 2011
One suit? Carlisle says none of your business

By Tim MacMahon


MIAMI – “One suit, one shirt, one tie.”

That’s what former Miami coach Pat Riley packed for the Heat’s second trip to Dallas during the 2006 Finals, as he shared with the world after while the visitors celebrated at the American Airlines Center. That’s how confident Riley was that the Heat would need only one chance to close out the series.

Now, it’s the Mavs who have the opportunity to clinch a championship on the road. Rick Carlisle, however, doesn’t believe the clothes in his suitcase are any of our business.

“I feel like I’ve gotten to know you well,” Carlisle deadpanned to the assembled media. “But I don’t believe at this point I’m ready to share the number of pairs of underwear I packed.”