Mavs coach taken to hospital after fainting at AAC
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has been taken to a hospital after collapsing during a practice.
Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton says Carlisle “was apparently lightheaded” and fainted on the court Friday at the American Airlines Center. The 50-year-old coach was conscious and responding to questions as he was carried by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital.
Melton says members of the Mavericks’ front office staff are with him at the hospital and report that the coach “seems to be feeling better.”
Team owner Mark Cuban did not immediately respond to a message left by The Associated Press.
Dallas is scheduled to play Phoenix on Saturday in an exhibition.