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Rick Carlisle bends but doesn't break

Coach displays flexibility with all the right moves during Mavs' championship run

Updated: June 14, 2011, 12:51 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

MIAMI -- A raised championship trophy Sunday night on the Miami Heat's floor culminated a playoff run that early on included coach Rick Carlisle assuming blame for not changing course in the 23-point collapse in Portland and closed with him deflecting credit for since having made all the right moves.

Champagne-soaked owner Mark Cuban succinctly described the performance of his third-year coach.

"Rick coached his ass off," Cuban said. "And there was no question he was the best coach in ...

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