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Video: Mavericks’ coach Carlisle ejected for kicking ball

Feb 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Clearly Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle did not play a lot of soccer growing up. Use the inside of your foot to get control, don’t kick off the toe. They teach you that day one of pee-wee soccer camp. Carlisle can work with Dirk Nowitzki on this.

Carlisle kicked the ball into the stands during the Mavericks loss to Oklahoma City Wednesday night. He got a technical for it, and as it was his second he was done for the night. I believe Carlisle when he says it wasn’t malicious, but you get a T for that no matter what.

“The incident where the ball got kicked into the stands, that can’t happen. My intent was not to kick it into the stands. I was trying to kick it to the referee, but I’m not a very good kick. … That’s a regrettable situation.”

Carlisle apologized to owner Mark Cuban and Mavericks fans.

  1. sprest83 - Feb 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    He should have kicked the ref in the head. That was one of the worst officiated games in recent memory.

  2. damp1015 - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    The Mavs are not good and the coach is showing his frustrations.

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