Richard Carlyle is an American basketball coach who currently coaches the Indiana Pacers. He previously coached the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks after leading the latter to the NBA Championship. As of 2021, Rick Carlyle's net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
|Richard Preston Carlisle
|October 27, 1959
|Ogdensburg, New York
Rick was born on October 27, 1959 in Ogdensburg, New York. He studied at the Central High School of Lisbon. He then enrolled at the University of Maine in 1979, where he was an active college basketball player. Rick then moved to the University of Virginia, where he also served as a teammate during the 1983-1984 season.
Rick Carlyle’s Net Worth and Career
Upon graduation, Rick was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1984 NBA draft. He had great success with them, winning the 1986 NBA championship and nearly winning two more championships after reaching the finals in 1985 and 1987. , as well as the New York Knicks. and the New Jersey Nets.
After his retirement, he worked with the Nets as an assistant manager to Bill Fitch, who had previously coached him as a player. After spending 5 years there, Rick became a member of the coaching staff for the Portland Trail Brazers, with whom he was associated for 3 years. He later helped the Indiana Pacers improve their NBA record, even leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the 200102 season, Rick began working as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Rick had great success with them, even winning Coach of the Year in 2002. However, he was later fired due to ownership issues with the team.
However, he had his most successful run with Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks, with whom he signed in 2008. The 2010-11 season is arguably the highlight of his career, as he led the Dallas Mavericks to victory as champions of the NBA. His success led him to sign a contract extension in 2012.
He also had a successful 2014 season, taking them to the NBA Finals but failing to win a championship. A new contract extension in 2015 saw Rick stay with the Dallas Mavericks until 2021, when he decided to step down as coach.
Now Rick Carlyle is looking for a fresh start as head coach of the Indiana Pacers after signing with them on June 24, 2021.
Rick is married to Donna Carlyle and they also have a daughter. When he’s not strategizing for basketball games, Rick likes to play the piano and is also a private pilot who flies a single-engine light aircraft called the Cirrus SR22T.
Rick Carlyle net worth
As of 2021, Rick Carlyle’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. Rick is one of the most experienced coaches in the NBA today and it is estimated that he earns around 4 million dollars annually.