Dwane Casey to coach Mavs in OKC

Updated: December 26, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday and is unable to travel, so he'll hand over the reins to assistant coach Dwane Casey for Monday night's game at the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"It is no different. [Assistant coach] Terry [Stotts] and I both have been through this before," said Casey, who directed Sunday's practice in Carlisle's absence.

"We have veteran players and we just have to continue what we have [been doing]. What ...

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