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Charlie Villanueva wants consistency, would love to return to Mavericks

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The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Charlie Villanueva said.

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On if he would like to be back in Dallas

"I would to come back. It felt like this organization gave me an opportunity, gave me a chance, took a chance on me. I'm a loyal and I would love to be back, but that's not my decision. Hopefully management and my agent can work something out."

On what the coaching staff told him in his exit interview

"Positive things. They said I exceeded expectations, that I was a positive teammate, and I was a specialist. I went out there and did what I had to do. They're excited for the possibilities, but at the end of the day, it's their call."

Every Quoteboard

On his first time in the playoffs

"It was great. Even though we fell short, I look at this season as a success for me. It was the first time winning 50 games, first time going to the playoffs. It was definitely a successful one for me, personally. I've still got this taste in my mouth. A bad taste. I want to bounce back from that and experience more."

On if he thinks he found his niche in Dallas

"Yeah. I like my role. I embraced it, I accepted it. I've been in the league for 10 years and been coached by nine different coaches. I would love to experience the same coach again next year, but we'll see."

On if he feels his earned his way into a better situation

"When I came in, I had to start from the bottom and earn my way back up. I had to add value to myself. Things happen for a reason. I was okay with that. I just made the most out of my situation here. For me personally, I had a great year."

On how he stayed ready all season long

"It was just the hard times in Detroit preparing me for a moment like this. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Coach always said to just stay ready and that the opportunity will come but he just didn't know when. I just kept working on my craft, stayed sharp, and whenever my name was called I made the most of it."