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Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Play | Santa Clara Play of the Day

Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Play | Santa Clara Play of the Day

Head Coach Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks is trying to make life easier on Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki is in his 17th season with the NBA Dallas Mavericks and could use some help to get back to the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks roster is built on a lot of guys that can make plays. A lot of their guys can contribute, not just one guy to lead the charge every night. Dirk used to be that guy, but we are trying to help him out with that responsibility to carry the team.

The Dallas Mavericks just traded for Rajon Rondo which will give them a pass first point guard since they had Jason Kidd all those years ago. The Dallas Mavericks have a 12 time all star in Dirk Nowitzki and have now added a point guard that can get him the ball without him having to create his shot.

The Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA title in 2011, but they have lost in the first round of the playoffs twice and missed the post-season entirely with a 41-41 record in 2013.

Santa Clara Men’s Basketball Plays of the Day and Drills of the Week come from the Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff.

Head Coach Kerry Keating is entering his eighth season at Santa Clara University in 2014-15, Kerry Keating has led the Broncos to two post-season tournament victories in the last four years. This coming season he will have nine freshmen and sophomores on the roster.

The Broncos won 14 games in 2013-14 and saw Jared Brownridge break seven school records on the way to being named WCC Newcomer of the Year. Brownridge was also a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American. Brandon Clark was named to the All-WCC Honorable Mention team and Julian Clarke as named to the WCC All-Academic First Team. Clarke, John McArthur and Evan Roquemore all graduated in June of 2014 as Keating has seen all 22 of his seniors graduate from Santa Clara during his tenure.

Kerry Keating led the Broncos to 24+ victories for the second time in three years in 2012-13. Collecting a 26-12 record, the Broncos won the College Basketball Invitational post-season tournament after winning the Tournament in 2011. The Broncos final RPI was No. 68 and record-wise, they claimed the biggest turnaround in Division I basketball this year. The 26 wins were just one shy of the school record set by the 1968-69 team who collected 27 wins.

Coach Kerry Keating has a 114-121 record in his seven years as a head coach at Santa Clara. He is the third-winningest coach in the last 12 years in the WCC behind Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Saint Mary’s Randy Bennett.

Santa Clara won 26 games in 2012-13 after winning 21 regular season games for the first time in almost 20 years on the Mission campus. Keating coached two first-team All-WCC members in 2013 in Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster, the second-all-time leading scorer in West Coast Conference history. In addition to their success on the court, all five seniors graduated in June of 2014.

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