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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call With Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle

Earlier today, President Obama called Rick Carlisle, head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, to congratulate him and his team on winning the NBA Finals.  The President told Coach Carlisle that he is really proud of the way the team played and congratulated him on the job he did coaching the team.  The President highlighted the performances of several players including Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and JJ Barea.  The President said he looked forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.