Carlisle targets growth within season

Updated: October 22, 2009, 5:37 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Mark Cuban's mentality is championship or bust. That's one reason Rick Carlisle wanted to work for him.

Never mind that the Dallas Mavericks have never won a title, and that the 2006 NBA Finals are still a sore subject with a lot of folks around these parts. That's the expectation every season. Cuban couldn't stomach eight-figure luxury-tax bills if that weren't the case.

It's a long way from 50 wins and a second-round playoff exit to a parade in downtown Dallas. The Mavericks ...

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