Rick Carlisle once got heated when Rajon Rondo parked in his spot
Rajon Rondo and and Rick Carlisle got along like a coyote and a roadrunner during their short time together with the Dallas Mavericks. Of the many things that Rondo did to annoy Carlisle, one of them was apparently where the star point guard parked his car.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com recently sat down for a chat with Rondo, and he shared an entertaining aside about the time Carlisle wanted Rondo’s car towed after Rondo parked in his spot.
Story I forgot to tell yesterday: Rick Carlisle got heated when someone parked in his AAC spot last year. Wanted car towed. It was Rondo.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) December 1, 2015
Either it all went downhill from there, or it had already gone downhill and that’s why Carlisle had no interest in sharing.
In an interview of his own, Carlisle recently told MacMahon that he has no regrets over the way he handled Rondo. As we know, parking spot disputes only told a fraction of the story. Things were so hostile between Carlisle and Rondo that there was a shouting match on the sideline during a game and Rondo was sent away from the team in the middle of the playoffs. The relationship was doomed from day one, but all future Mavericks point guards with difficult personalities should make a note to not park in Carlisle’s spot.