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GetOdom
12-18-2005, 05:08 AM
I gotta go with JO, though drafting Reggie was probably the best even when I remember being hating on the pick when the Pacers choosed Reggie

Whats your favorite move in Pacers history?

Jerry_McGuire
12-18-2005, 06:18 AM
Signing with Saras

Antonio
12-18-2005, 06:59 AM
Best, Rose and Richardson for Artest, Brad Miller and Mercer.

ReGGiesBoOmBaby
12-18-2005, 08:12 AM
2000 Traded Dale Davis to Portland for JO.
Thats the Best Move in my books by far.:thumbup:

sixthman
12-18-2005, 08:16 AM
JO is an all-star starter - trading for him was the best move in the Pacers short NBA history.

In the ABA, stealing Mel Daniels was huge; as was signing Roger Brown.

Let's hope the second best NBA move will be the trade of Ron Artest to Timbuktu.

indygeezer
12-18-2005, 08:26 AM
Best move? From MSA to Conseco. I hated MSA. Plus Conseco has given us national notariety (SP).

I still prefer the lighting at the Colesium. During gametime they turned off the lights over the crowd and only had lights on the floor. It focused more on the game. When they switched to MSA and the lights remained on all of the time it became more of a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. (cause and effect disputable)

As for players w/o a doubt, the drafting of Reggie.

Naptown Seth
12-18-2005, 10:00 AM
Trading in our old GM for Donnie Walsh back in the 1980's Without him, we'd probably never became a legitimate NBA team and would still be like the Raptors are now. Sure, we've yet to win an NBA championship, but weve always had competetive teams and I think we always will as long as Donnie Walsh is around.

SoThenRobbieSaid
12-18-2005, 10:07 AM
I think the move that put us over the top was trading for McKey. All the ECF's runs we had were due in large part for getting more of a defensive stopper that did all the little things rather than offense off the bench.

Pacers#1Fan
12-18-2005, 10:15 AM
Getting JO is definitely #1 for me.

ABADays
12-18-2005, 10:33 AM
The telethon that saved the franchise.

Bball
12-18-2005, 10:35 AM
Finally realizing Bender was going nowhere and moving on....

Oh... excuse me... sorry... ;)

Reggie


-Bball

Hoop
12-18-2005, 02:50 PM
The drafting of Chuck Person was the start of the Pacers becoming a respectable team, before that we were compared to the Clippers as one of the worst NBA franchises. Not the single best move, but it was the start of it all.

sweabs
12-18-2005, 02:52 PM
Tremaine Fowlkes.

Kstat
12-18-2005, 02:53 PM
Hiring Larry Brown. There was no respetcability for the Pacers in the NBA until Brown whipped them into a tougher team. Even after he left, the pacers continued to feed of their initial success.

Also, Reggie Miller didn't become "Reggie Miller" until Brown became the coach. The Pacers met the Knicks in 1993 pre-Brown and there was no "Miller knick killer" in that series.

aceace
12-18-2005, 03:00 PM
The best move was getting JO. When RA is gone, then JO will be second

Pacersfan46
12-18-2005, 03:06 PM
How can trading Ron away be the best move in history? It wasn't by choice, and it also means we traded for him to begin with. Which was obviously a mistake. I'm just not seeing that one.

Isaac
12-18-2005, 03:07 PM
Tremaine Fowlkes.

I think its clear that Britton Johnson was twice the player Fowlkes was.

Bball
12-18-2005, 03:32 PM
Kstat is making me rethink my answer...

-Bball

Ultimate Frisbee
12-18-2005, 03:39 PM
The telethon that saved the franchise.

Was there really such a telethon?

Not to be ignorant... just young...

Bball
12-18-2005, 03:47 PM
Was there really such a telethon?

Not to be ignorant... just young...

Very true... There was a telethon to keep the Pacers in Indy.

-Bball

Hicks
12-18-2005, 04:09 PM
http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/sports/basketball/indiana_pacers/stories/2002_0702.html

aceace
12-18-2005, 05:22 PM
How can trading Ron away be the best move in history? It wasn't by choice, and it also means we traded for him to begin with. Which was obviously a mistake. I'm just not seeing that one.Since the 61 win season he has been nothing but a headache. He destroyed a camera at the garden. He migrained the Detroit series in the playoffs. Started a riot. Promoted his record label in the wake of the indoor fiasco at the expense of his teamates whom he cost millions of dollars and court time/police record. Suspended multiple times. Screwed up Reggies last season etc. etc. etc.

I don't care how great you are at defense and beating your man in the post, he destroys franchises from within. Trading him away will be a great move. We can win without him, 4 of 5 so far.

Pacersfan46
12-18-2005, 05:23 PM
You didn't even read what was typed, did you?

abington
12-18-2005, 05:25 PM
1. Drafting Reggie over Alford.

aceace
12-18-2005, 05:31 PM
Read it very clearly, the title of the thread is: Best move in Pacers history?

When RA is gone it will be the best move. He has head problems! Regardless that we traded for him or that he requested a trade. He destroys franchises from within, he is not a team player and has become a very selfish person. What's your point?

BlueNGold
12-18-2005, 05:37 PM
1. Drafting Reggie over Alford.
Ditto. Amazingly, Reggie has had more positive impact to the franchise than Artest has brought negative. Ronnie has only had an opportunity to damage the franchise for a short period in comparison. It will be very good when he is gone, regardless whether it eliminates an opportunity for a championship in the short term. Artest will be a bad dream a few years from now.

Naptown Seth
12-18-2005, 05:48 PM
Without Donnie Walsh, there is no Larry Brown.

Honestly, I'm shocked I'm the only person who went with Donnie Walsh. I thought most of the posters here had more rerspect for him then that. *shrug*

Kegboy
12-18-2005, 06:54 PM
I think its clear that Britton Johnson was twice the player Fowlkes was.

Now that's just stupid talk.

Kegboy
12-18-2005, 06:59 PM
Also, Reggie Miller didn't become "Reggie Miller" until Brown became the coach. The Pacers met the Knicks in 1993 pre-Brown and there was no "Miller knick killer" in that series.

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/reggie_miller/bio.html

....Again phenomenal in the playoffs, although Indiana lost to the New York Knicks in the first round....Tied a playoff record for free-throw accuracy by hitting 17 of 17 attempts in Game 1, then went on to average 31.5 points for the series, hitting 10 of 19 three-point attempts.

Plus, there was the headbutt.

As to answer the question, the acquisition of Satan. :devil:

Sollozzo
12-18-2005, 07:20 PM
1. Drafting Reggie over Alford.


The only people who would have taken Alford at the 11th pick in 1987 would have been obsessive IU fans.

Anyone with any NBA knowledge knew that Steve Alford had no business being taken with the 11th pick. He wasn't even taken in the first round(granted there were only 23 first round picks in 1987).

People always make it out to sound like Donnie Walsh was faced with some dilema about Reggie Miller or Steve Alford. It wasn't even close. Any GM would have deserved to have been fired on the spot if they chose Steve Alford with the 11th pick.

denyfizle
12-18-2005, 07:36 PM
Drafting Reggie, Trading for JO and Trading away MoRon

sweabs
12-18-2005, 07:48 PM
Now that's just stupid talk.

Thank you sir.

Although, Zan Tabak makes a strong case as well...

GO!!!!!
12-18-2005, 07:51 PM
Best 3 in the last Twenty Years

Trading for Jermaine
Drafting Danny Granger
Drafting King Reggie


Worst 3
Trading Al
Drafting Bender ( sorry mate )
Letting Rik Smits Retire to early

Pacesetter
12-18-2005, 11:24 PM
1. JO

2. Reggie

3. Conseco Fieldhouse

GO!!!!!
12-18-2005, 11:39 PM
I don't think any one or top 3 best moves do anyone in the Franchise Justice, I think the history is full of great choices the franchise has made..

and thats one of the reasons I Love my Pacers...

Bat Boy
12-19-2005, 12:02 AM
Thank you sir.

Although, Zan Tabak makes a strong case as well...
Does nobody remember the Stuart Gray pick? :laugh:

Kstat
12-19-2005, 12:15 AM
Ah, Tan Tabak, the player so unknown it took 2 weeks just to spell the name on the back of his jersey right.....

Kegboy
12-19-2005, 01:43 AM
Thats not looking so good these days....

Yep, Norm Richardson is really lighting up the DL. And you wouldn't believe the numbers Travis is putting up in Russia.

ChicagoJ
12-19-2005, 01:35 PM
Its hard to separate Donnies promotion to GM, and his first three moves (hiring Jack Ramsay, drafting Chuck Person, and trading for John Long).

That was an awfully good summer for the blue-and-gold.