Rick Carlisle wasn’t pleased with his starters, who went down 21-4 in the first quarter to the Houston Rockets. The U.S. Presidential Debate was happening at the same time, and while Carlisle didn’t watch it (as he was coaching a game), he made a safe assumption about what happened and made this analogy after the game.
Rick Carlisle: "The beginning of the game was abominable. It was a Donald Trump debate performance."— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 20, 2016
Holy crap. That’s a zinger against his own team and Donald Trump in just 14 words. We’ve always known Rick Carlisle’s a top-two coach in the NBA, and he proved it here.
I greatly appreciated some of the Twitter quote tweets that came along with it.
Too late to get Rick Carlisle on the ballot? https://t.co/X9875l5wUp— JayBee (@RogersParkJon) October 20, 2016
Got my (imaginary) Coach of the Year vote no matter how many games the Mavericks win. https://t.co/xZcukxMfF5— Sean Highkin (@highkin) October 20, 2016
I really hope this becomes a standard sporting analogy. 'The Black Caps’ middle order suffered a Trump-like collapse.' https://t.co/KrB10RPZjr— Kris Shannon (@kshanz) October 20, 2016
I'm a Spurs fan and I will now adopt the Mavs https://t.co/n33KUZzznv— Shawn Milrad (@shawnmilrad) October 20, 2016
Need a Carlisle and Pop politics podcast https://t.co/xC7ThladR7— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) October 20, 2016
Rick Carlisle gunnin' for that Wokest Coach in the NBA title. https://t.co/wm8C0Tf84n— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) October 20, 2016
Carlisle’s just a people pleaser.