Coach Rick Carlisle misses coaching Jason Terry. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Rick Carlisle misses Jason Terry … a lot

Published On December 13, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

Rick Carlisle has no problem admitting that he lost something great.

The Dallas Mavericks coach was asked during an interview if he missed player Jason Terry, who left the team to play with the Boston Celtics in July.

“Do I miss him?” Carlisle asked. “As K.C. Jones would say, does a bear [expletive] in the woods? Yeah, we miss him.”

Terry has also admitted to missing the Mavericks, but knows that playing for the Celtics and getting the win is the most important part.

“The most important thing is, we got the win,” Terry said. “Now we need to string together more than one win and just keep it going.”

Celtics teammate Jeff Green also had the opportunity to play against his former team this season, but Green and Terry played two different games against their formers.

Green had a night full of points when the Celtics played the Oklahoma City Thunder back in November. He had 17 points, which at the time was his season high. Terry, on the other hand, missed many shots for the night and only scored 10 points against the Mavericks.

Green supported Terry in his game against his old team, especially since he was in the same position earlier in the season.

“He missed a lot of shots, but he made them when it counted,” Green said. “You’re going to have those days. I told him before the game, you helped me get mine, I’m going to help you get yours. We got the victory, that’s what matters.”

Coach Carlisle will just have to get used to playing without Terry and find a new secret weapon to win.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.