President Obama reaches out to Mavericks

President Barack Obama has congratulated the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks for winning the National Basketball Association championship and says he looks forward to seeing the team in person at the White House.
The White House says Obama spoke to head coach Rick Carlisle
Friday. Obama specifically highlighted the performances of
Mavericks players Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and J.J. Barea. The
Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the finals Sunday.
Nowitzki, a German forward for the team, was named Most Valuable
Player of the finals.
Obama, an avid basketball fan, roots for his hometown Chicago
He told Carlisle he was proud of how the Mavericks played, the
White House said.
There was no word on when the team might visit the White House.

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