DALLAS -- One day after receiving a four-year contract extension, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has been named as part of the NBA's new 10-person Competition Committee.
The committee is comprised of two owners, three coaches, four general managers and one representative from the Players Association.
In addition to Carlisle, the coaches on the committee include Memphis' Lionel Hollins and Boston's Doc Rivers. The two owners on the committee are Cleveland's Dan Gilbert and Golden State's Joe Lacob.
The committee's general managers are headed up by Bryan Colangelo (Toronto), Mitch Kupchak (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin O'Connor (Utah) and Sam Presti (Oklahoma City).
The Players Association will designate one of its members to serve on the committee at a later date.
One of the roles of the Competition Committee is to vote on rules changes or any competition-related issues. That recommendation would then be brought before the Board of Governors for their consideration.
The first meeting of the Competition Committee will be during next month's NBA Finals.
Previously, the Competition Committee included the general managers from each of the 30 NBA teams.
"The board decided that the inclusion of owners and head coaches on the Competition Committee would add valuable perspectives to discussions about our game and how it might be improved," Joel Litvin, NBA President, League Operations, said in a statement. "At the same time, we will continue to receive input on competition and rules matters from all 30 teams through the General Managers Committee."
A new General Managers Committee will meet once a year to talk about numerous competition issues and the state of the NBA.
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