Now, I think this quite shaky, considering the source, but Peter Vescey is reporting that the Mavs have hired Carlisle.
One newspaper has already picked up on the report.
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Rick Carlisle is reportedly headed back to the NBA as a head coach.
Analyst Peter Vecsey, speaking on NBA TV, reported Carlisle would take over for the recently fired Avery Johnson.
In six seasons as a coach, two with Detroit and four with Indiana, Carlisle has compiled a 281-211 record. He was the league's coach of the year in 2002 when he guided the Pistons to a 50-win season.