Rick Carlisle has stepped down as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
Carlisle had two seasons remaining on his contract and had been in the job for 13 seasons. Carlisle led the Mavericks to a championship in 2011.
The Mavericks also parted ways with Donnie Nelson this week.
"After a number of in-person conversations with Mark Cuban over the last week, today I informed him that I will not be returning as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks," wrote Carlisle in a statement to ESPN. "This was solely my decision. My family and I have had an amazing 13-year experience working with great people in a great city. It has been honor to work alongside Mark [Cuban, [Cynthia Marshall], Donnie [Nelson], [Michael Finley], Keith [Grant], Dirk [Nowitzki], [Jason Kidd] and every player and assistant coach I've had here. Dallas will always be home, but I am excited for the next chapter of my coaching career."
ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports that Luka Doncic is a strong supporter of Jamahl Mosley.
“He’s got the things that are needed for a head coach," Doncic said after Mosely's one-game fill-in for a win over the Knicks this season. "He can be the head coach, for sure.”
Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that Cuban expects to hire a new head of basketball operations before hiring a new coach. Stein adds that Carlisle has been linked for weeks with the Milwaukee Bucks should the franchise part ways with Mike Budenholzer.