The Indiana Pacers are staring the end of the Larry Bird era in the eyes right now. The 2011-12 NBA Executive of the Year announced his decision to step down as team president Thursday, but he's not quite done yet. Bird will conduct the Pacers' draft alongside Donnie Walsh, who returns to Indiana as president, and newly promoted GM Kevin Pritchard. The trio could go … [Read more...] about NBA draft scenarios for Indiana Pacers
With the highly anticipated NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder now under way, a thought randomly popped into my head: It wasn't very long ago that I was thinking the Pacers could conceivably be playing in this series. That, of course, was when the Pacers had taken a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals after trouncing the Heat 94-75 in … [Read more...] about What the offseason might have in store for the Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers fired coach Jim O'Brien on Sunday midway through the fourth year of O'Brien's contract and named assistant Frank Vogel interim coach for the rest of 2010-11. O'Brien went 121-169 as Pacers coach and began this season 17-27 before being relieved of his duties. The first thing to take away from Sunday's news is that the Pacers are doing the right thing in … [Read more...] about Indiana Pacers Fire Jim O’Brien; More Change on the Way?