DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was back on
the bench for Monday night's preseason game against the Cleveland
Cavaliers, three days after collapsing at a team practice.
Carlisle was hospitalized following a fainting spell during
Friday's team workout and missed Saturday night's outdoor game
against Phoenix in California.
The 50-year-old Carlisle rested over the weekend, and was back
for Monday's shootaround. He insisted he experienced no ill effects
from the episode.
"I was dehydrated and light-headed and I fainted," Carlisle
said before Monday night's game. "According to people I've talked
to, fainting happens more times than you think. Time to move on."
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