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Carlisle's best work is these Mavs

Playing with a patchwork roster all season, the coach has made all the right moves

Updated: March 28, 2013, 6:23 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- We all know Rick Carlisle did a sensational job coaching the Dallas Mavericks when he guided them to a title in 2011.

He's done an even better job this season.

It's not debatable.

The Mavs won a championship because Dirk Nowitzki proved he was one of the NBA's best closers, Shawn Marion played great defense, Jason Terry hit a bevy of clutch buckets and Jason Kidd provided leadership.

They were the ultimate team -- a group of guys who played ...

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