"I got word of it in the middle of the game and that's obviously why he didn't play down the stretch," Carlisle said. "I had a chance to speak to him and thank him before everyone got in the locker room for over two and a half great years of being a model pro. I'm going to miss him an awful lot, but I believe he's going to have a great situation with where he's going.
"He's a special guy. He's about all the right things on the basketball floor, in the community. And he's an example for what you want your kids to be."