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Carlisle wants to play up-tempo game with Mavs next season

Updated: May 15, 2008, 3:36 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle is off to a great start as coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He's already won over Dirk Nowitzki and he's saying exactly what Jason Kidd wants to hear.

At his formal introduction as Avery Johnson's replacement, Carlisle repeatedly stressed Wednesday he intends to let Kidd run, run and run some more, going so far as to emphasize that players better spend all summer getting into shape to handle all the running they'll be doing next season.

Then came the disclaimer.

"Having ...

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