Rick Carlisle Reveals Mavericks' Goal This Season; Spoiler

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Rick Carlisle Reveals Mavericks' Goal This Season; Spoiler
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Rick Carlisle on Thursday cut through the flimflam about expectations for the Mavericks this season. After all, there were season-ticket holders and media members at the team's introductory news conference for their many free-agent signees. Duping the media is no big deal, but Carlisle knows better than to sugarcoat anything to the paying customer. “Right now, the excitement is about building this thing back up and getting back to the level where we're one of those handful of teams that has a chance,” Carlisle said. “And to do that, you've got to get back to winning in the playoffs, and that's going to be our mission this year.”

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