Nobody will ever be as contemptuous and dismissive during sideline interviews as Gregg Popovich, but that didn't stop Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle from paying homage to the master during last night's Rockets-Mavericks game.

Not bad, Rick! You nailed the brevity, but you could have been much more dismissive. Chris Broussard was doing far too much smiling at the end of that exchange.