Rick Carlisle Net Worth - Has A Reported Salary Of $4.5 Million

BY PALISTHA Updated on 16 March, 2021

Rick Carlisle Net Worth
$8 million

Rick Carlisle reportedly earns $4.5 million per year as his salary from the Dallas Mavericks. Image Source: Social Media.

Birth Name Richard Preston Carlisle
Birth place Ogdensburg, New York, USA
Profession Basketball Coach, Former Player
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Rick Carlisle is one of the best-known faces in the current NBA scene. He is a retired professional basketball player and now serving as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He has won numerous championships both as a player and as a coach.

The current head coach for Dallas Mavericks started his coaching career in 1989 and has since amassed a fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rick Carlisle's net worth is estimated to be $8 million, which also includes his earnings as a player.

Rick Carlisle Net Worth And Income Sources

As mentioned above, Rick Carlisle's net worth of $8 million includes his earnings as the coach for various NBA teams. He also played professionally for several years and has earned a considerable sum as a player.

Income From Playing Career

Rick Carlisle grew up playing basketball and was part of the team while attending the University of Maine. He transferred to the University of Virginia and was part of the Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team, where he played as a starter. After graduating, he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the NBA draft in 1984.

As a Celtics player, Rick won his first NBA championship in 1986 and averaged 2.2 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. He left the team in 1987 and joined the Albany Patroons. After this, Rick joined New York Knicks for a year and then played five games for New Jersey Nets in 1989.

The former player then retired from his professional career and chose to focus on coaching. While his playing career was short, Rick Carlisle's net worth saw a considerable growth due to his salary and the bonus he received as a title winner.

Income As A Coach

Soon after his retirement, Carlisle accepted the assistant coach's position with the New Jersey Jets under Bill Fitch. He spent five years with the Jets and then ended up joining the assistant coaching staff of the Portland Trail Blazers. After working under P. J. Carlesimo for three-seasons, Rick was hired by the Indiana Pacers and led them to a few of their best seasons so far.

After working under many famous head coaches for years, the retired Celtics player joined the Detroit Pistons as their head coach during the 2001-02 season. He led the team to numerous records and won the Coach of the Year award in 2002. However, he was fired after the 2002-03 season and then hired by Indiana Pacers as its head coach.

Rick Carlisle.

Rick Carlisle's tenure as head coach for the Pacers only lasted five-season. In 2008, he signed a four-year deal with Dallas Mavericks and replaced Avery Johnson. Rick earned his first NBA title as a coach in 2011 after the Mavericks defeated Miami Heat. Since then, he has continued to coach the NBA team and even signed a new 5-year deal in 2015.

According to Forbes, the Mavericks' coach's average contract value is $8 million. He reportedly pockets a hefty sum of $4.5 million per year as the head coach. As one of the highest-paid NBA coach, Rick Carlisle's net worth has been heavily benefitted from his earnings as a coach.

Lifestyle And Assets

Like many other NBA coaches, Rick Carlisle has also earned a massive fortune from his career and now lives a lavish lifestyle. He currently lives in University Park, Dallas, with his wife and daughter. He used to own a house in University Park, which was listed for sale at $3.134 million in 2015. He downsized from this house and still lives in the same city.

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In addition to his house, Rick also owns a Cirrus SR22T light aircraft, which he bought in 2014. The aircraft reportedly has a base price of $729K in 2019, and Carlisle must have paid a similar amount. While he is very private about his life, looking at the price tag of his assets, we can see that the Dallas Mavericks coach enjoys a lavish lifestyle.


  • Richard Preston Carlisle was born in Ogdensburg, New York, on October 27, 1959.
  • Rick is an avid pianist and played solo at the Bruce Hornsby Concert in 2015.
  • He has been married to Donna Nobile since 2000, and they have a daughter together named Abby Carlisle.

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Published on 05 November, 2020

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