Donna Nobile is a celebrity spouse of an American-born basketball coach and a retired player Rick Carlisle, the current head coach of the Indiana Pacers.
Donna is a pediatrician. She attended the medical school of Georgetown along with a three-year pediatric residency in Philadelphia.
According to the sources, Donna is currently working for Riley Hospital Indianapolis after working at the University School of Medicine.
She has nearly three decades of working experience as a pediatrician.
What led Rick to return to Pacers stepping down as the Dallas Mavericks head coach
Rick returned to Pacers for the second time as a head coach. He previously coached Pacers from 2003 to 2007.
He took the head coach job at Dallas Mavericks in 2008, where he spent thirteen seasons leading the team to win their first and only NBA championship in 2011. He had two years left on the contract before he stepped down from his head coach position.
His decision to leave the team came just after the day the team fired the general manager Donnie Nelson, his close friend.
People also speculated Rick’s strained relationship with Luka Doncic, point guard of Mavericks, to be one of the reasons.
However, Rick confronted leaving Mavericks to be his sole decision.
She has known her future husband since his playing days
Donna is married to her husband, Rick Carlisle. She knew Rick from his playing days.
Since both of them were busy shaping their respective career, they waited for years before walking down the aisle. The wait was over in 2000. They have been happily married since then.
The couple’s only child, daughter Abby
As parents, both of them wished to have a girl, and their prayers were heard. They gave birth to their daughter Abby on the 7th of May, 2004.
Donna was 39 at the time. The only practice Rick ever missed was at the time of his daughter’s birth to be by the side of his wife.
After the birth of Abby, they decided not to overexpose her to professional sports glare.
Rick confessed to having a special connection with daughter Abby from the day she was born. They are the definition of a father-daughter goal.
The father-daughter duo went viral after Abby posted the TikTok video with her father where they were seen showing dancing moves. Abby has more than 44k followers on her TikTok account.
Different shades of her husband
Besides being a great NBA player and a coach, Rick is also an avid pianist. Rick is a friend of American singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby and has played piano solo at his concert in 2015.
He has also joined the stage with country star Darius Rucker. Rick is also a licensed pilot. He has a Cirrus SR22 turbo which he purchased in 2014 and has logged about 200 hours as a pilot.
Rick is one of the few NBA superstars who have won the NBA championship as a player with the Boston Celtics in 1986 and a coach with Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
He has amassed an impressive net worth from his career as a player and a coach. His new 4-year contract with Pacers will provide a whopping amount of $29 million along with incentives.
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- Donna is 56 years old.
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