Report: Mavericks nearing five-year extension with head coach Rick Carlisle

The Dallas Mavericks and Rick Carlisle are reportedly working on a contract extension.
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It sounds like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no intentions of losing an critical part of his franchise. 

Head coach Rick Carlisle was slated to begin the season on an expiring deal with only one year left on his contract, but that's about to change. 

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Mavericks and Carlisle are close to agreeing on a five-year contract extension.

Here's more from Stein at ESPN.com

“The Dallas Mavericks have advanced negotiations on a contract extension with coach Rick Carlisle, according to league sources.  

Sources told ESPN.com that Carlisle and the Mavericks are nearing an agreement on a five-year extension that will extend Carlisle's stay in Dallas well beyond a decade.”

Carlisle is just one of five active NBA coaches with a championship. 

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