After Collapse, Rick Carlisle Back on Bench for Mavs

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    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is tossed from Thursdays game.

    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."