Rick Carlisle - Updated May 2023

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Rick Carlisle

Rick Carlisle is a former basketball player and a basketball coach. Rick Carlisle is a coach for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He also served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks.

Early life

On October 27, 1959, Rick Oreston Carlisle was born in Ogdensburg, New York. Later, he moved to Lisbon, New York, and spent his teenage years there.

He is a Scorpio according to her date of birth and is 63 years old. He attended Lisbon Central High school where he played basketball.

Later, he was enrolled in a day boarding school named Worcester Academy. Moving on, for future education, he joined the University of Maine. In university, he got the chance to play basketball for 2 years. Then, he moved to the University of Virginia.

Rick Carlisle – Body measurement

Rick Carlisle is still looking young and is very good-looking. He is very tall and is 6 feet 5 inches tall (196 cm/ 1.96 m). Also, according to his height, he weighs 95 kg ( 210 lb).

Besides, the player’s body measurement, shoe and dress size, etc is not revealed yet. He has greyish-white hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes.


In nationwide basketball, the ‘Virginia Cavaliers’ were one of the strongest teams. Thus, they were the number-one team in the West Zone, in the 1983 NCAA tournament.
Additionally, they made their way to the elite eight. Eventually, they were defeated by North Carolina State. During the ‘NCAA’ tournament he served as the co-captain and the team reached the final four. Later, they were defeated by the ‘Houston Cougars.’
Rick Carlisle

Caption: Rick Carlisle as a coach during his game. Source(The Athletic)

Besides, his performance remained top-notch throughout the tournament. Thus, it scored an average of 12.5 points per game. Later, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics the 70th overall in the NBA Draft.
After the team reached the finals of the ‘NBA Championship’ in 1985, 1986, and 1987. And, also won it in 1986. However, he was seen as mostly a reserve player, during those 3 years.
He also played briefly for the team Albany Patroons of the ‘Continental Basketball Association, in 1987. Moreover, he was seen playing with the New Jersey Nets and the New York Knicks.
Moving on, he decided to retire from playing and became more inclined toward coaching. Finally, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach of the New Jersey Nets, in 1989. For the next 5 years, he assisted head coaches, Bill Fitch and Chuck Daly.

More about career

Moving on, he also worked as an assistant coach for the team Portland Trail Blazers. He began as assistant coach of the ‘NBA team Indiana Pacers, in 1997.
Thus, he was doing it under his former teammate Larry Bird. During that time, the team had two great seasons in 1997–1998 and 1999–2000.  Likewise, the position of the head coach of the team ‘Detroit Pistons became vacant, in the 2001-2002 season.
Finally, he earned his first stint as a head coach. He helped his team secure many important victories, in the next 2 seasons. Like, Central Division titles and playoff appearances in both seasons.
Furthermore, he was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2002. Moreover, he and his team management had their sets of issues that refused to die down. In 2003, the situation ended with Rick getting fired from his position.

Career highlight

He was hired by his former team, the Indiana Pacers, in the same year as their head coach. He led them to a victory in the ‘Central Division tournament, during the first session.
Additionally, he helped them achieve the best regular-season record in the ‘NBA’ (61–21). Eventually, he resigned in 2007, as he could not retain his good performance. Likewise, he still had a great record of leading his team to a 181–147 win-loss ratio.
He worked as a sports analyst for ESPN, for a few months. It was before getting hired as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks in 2008. Thus, he led his team to the Western Conference semifinals, in his first season.
Thus, eventually, they lost to the ‘Denver Nuggets.’ For 5 more years, he was signed by the ‘Mavericks’ management, in November 2015.
In December 2017, Similarly, he celebrated his 700th victory as the head coach, in December 2017.
During the time, his team defeated the ‘Los Angeles Clippers. And, the famous coach’s net worth is $8 million.

Personal life

In 2000, Rick Carlisle was married to Donna Nobile. He and his wife were blessed with a daughter whose name is not known. Additionally, he is an avid pianist and private pilot. Thus, he has recorded 200 hours of flying by September 2005.

Rick Carlisle

Caption: v with his wife and daughter. Source(ABTC)

Rick Carlisle – Social media

Besides that, Rick Carlisle is not active on social media platforms.