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Mavs will extend Rick Carlisle, right?

Waiting game between Mark Cuban and his title-winning coach is perplexing

Updated: May 9, 2012, 2:03 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Remember the crazed inmate in "Escape from Alcatraz" who chopped off a finger in the workshop? He could lop off another and still count on that hand the current NBA head coaches with a championship ring -- or rings in one case -- appreciating in safety deposit boxes.

There are three.

Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers... and Rick Carlisle.

Among 30.

NBA teams simply don't let go of proven head coaches, especially not a year removed from molding a group of title-less ...

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