Last season, Chris Kaman played for the Dallas Mavericks and helped fill in while Dirk Nowitzki was recovering from knee surgery at the beginning of the year. Although it wasn’t the worst experiment ever, it was obviously a failed experiment for Mark Cuban and the Mavs.
Kaman, who returned on Tuesday as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers had some pretty harsh criticism of Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. After his morning shoot around, he offered up this about the coach. Kaman said:
“I have a hard time with coaches who say one thing in one ear and then behind your back they’re saying something else. It’s not easy to decide, was he serious. There was a lot that was said to me that was just misrepresentations and stories that went one way and the next day it would be completely opposite.”
Perhaps Kaman should look at resumes next time he wants to attack a former coach. Kaman, a spare center at best, is attacking the guy that just led his team to a World Championship two seasons ago. General managers in the NBA ranked Carlisle No. 2 in the league in making in-game adjustments. This isn’t just a normal head coach.
Kaman, who averaged 10.5 points per game in 20.7 minutes last season, is only averaging 8.8 points in 16.5 minutes this year. Perhaps he should keep his mouth shut and just play basketball. That would make a lot of people happy.