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Unclebuck
01-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Another one down .

TNT's David Aldridge is reporting

Raoul Duke
01-22-2009, 10:20 PM
Wow, they didn't give him much time. They can't seem to keep a coach there.

BRushWithDeath
01-22-2009, 10:51 PM
I'm more surprised by this one than any of the others.

CableKC
01-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Weren't there some on PD that wanted Ivaroni as a Coach?

DrBadd01
01-22-2009, 11:20 PM
I liked him a lot. Thought he would of been a decent choice. Looks like the Grizz didn't give him a chance to develop that young team.

SycamoreKen
01-22-2009, 11:27 PM
That makes no sense unless they have someone else waiting to come in to develope the team. Are there any big names floating around? That team seemed to be improving.

travmil
01-23-2009, 12:20 AM
John Calipari? Wouldn't surprise me. The town loves him, he loves the town. He's already paying his players anyway.

Anthem
01-23-2009, 12:29 AM
First out-of-work coach I'd consider over O'Brien.

travmil
01-23-2009, 12:30 AM
First out-of-work coach I'd consider over O'Brien.

I think they are very similar, actually. I don't think it would be an upgrade.

DrBadd01
01-23-2009, 12:31 AM
First out-of-work coach I'd consider over O'Brien.

Could we hire him as an assistant, even if it was just til the end of the year?

Shade
01-23-2009, 12:36 AM
It's not really Macaroni's fault that they gave away their franchise player for practically free.

DrBadd01
01-23-2009, 12:38 AM
It's not really Macaroni's fault that they gave away their franchise player for practically free.


They did get Marc Gasol out of it ;)

travmil
01-23-2009, 05:45 AM
Having a bad record with the team is bad enough, but when you are known as an offensive specialist type of coach and your guys are 29th in the league in that department, something has to give.

Justin Tyme
01-23-2009, 06:29 AM
[QUOTE=travmil;839399]

Having a bad record with the team is bad enough, but when you are known as an offensive specialist type of coach /QUOTE]


The Pacers already have one. An offensive coach with a bad record!

vnzla81
01-23-2009, 06:30 AM
I would take Ivaroni over JOB, at least he was playing the young players

Justin Tyme
01-23-2009, 06:33 AM
They did get Marc Gasol out of it ;)


You mean the player Bird drafted Stanko over. Cough cough.

travmil
01-23-2009, 08:05 AM
[QUOTE=travmil;839399]

Having a bad record with the team is bad enough, but when you are known as an offensive specialist type of coach /QUOTE]


The Pacers already have one. An offensive coach with a bad record!

Read what I wrote again, only go back and get the whole quote this time. What I'm saying is that Iavaroni's team should at least be scoring, but they are 29th in the league. JOB is an offensive specialist, but the Pacers are 4th in the league in scoring, so they are doing what JOB does best. One more time just to be clear...WHEN YOU ARE KNOWN AS AN OFFENSIVE COACH AND YOUR TEAM ISN'T SCORING YOU ARE GONNA GET FIRED.

Eindar
01-23-2009, 08:17 AM
Isn't the "offensive coach" thing a bit of a misnomer? I mean, sure, he worked for D'Antoni, but didn't he also work for Riley?

Major Cold
01-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Dick Harter was the worst coach in Hornets history. There is a reason why he is only an assistant coach. Ivaroni will follow suit. He will always be a great assistant. He does not have the presence, nor the command to be a successful head coach.

Unclebuck
01-23-2009, 09:38 AM
Weren't there some on PD that wanted Ivaroni as a Coach?

Yes I did. And he isn't an offensive coach, he is a defensive coach - at least that is what he did with the Suns - he learned under Pat Riley and was very highly thought of prior to getting the Grizz job

NuffSaid
01-23-2009, 10:10 AM
They did get Marc Gasol out of it ;)
...who came there thinking he was going to be playing alongside his older brother until said older sibling was traded...

Major Cold
01-23-2009, 10:15 AM
...who came there thinking he was going to be playing alongside his older brother until said older sibling was traded...
Actually Marc was part of the Pau trade.

Justin Tyme
01-23-2009, 10:45 AM
[QUOTE=Justin Tyme;839403]

Read what I wrote again, only go back and get the whole quote this time. What I'm saying is that Iavaroni's team should at least be scoring, but they are 29th in the league. JOB is an offensive specialist, but the Pacers are 4th in the league in scoring, so they are doing what JOB does best. One more time just to be clear...WHEN YOU ARE KNOWN AS AN OFFENSIVE COACH AND YOUR TEAM ISN'T SCORING YOU ARE GONNA GET FIRED.



I know what you said and how you said it. My comment was directed towards how I feel about O'Brien. The end results are the same.... an offensive coach whose team has a bad record no matter if the are 29th or 4th in scoring. I'm expressing my feeling of not needing another one as a Pacer coach. One offensive coach with a bad record is MORE than enough.

Jonathan
01-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Memphis is a free agent signing away from being very good. I like several players on the roster Mayo & Gay are both very solid.

Major Cold
01-23-2009, 11:08 AM
But he is not an offensive coach.

However, it didn't quite work out for Iavaroni, who was a staunch defensive coach with an inexperienced team. Ironically, he had a background as an assistant with Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun teams in Phoenix for five seasons.
http://areyouwatchingthis.com/nba/news/86555-Report-Grizzlies-fire-coach-Iavaroni-to-hire-Hollins
Memphis Ticker

Unclebuck
01-23-2009, 11:10 AM
But he is not an offensive coach.

http://areyouwatchingthis.com/nba/news/86555-Report-Grizzlies-fire-coach-Iavaroni-to-hire-Hollins
Memphis Ticker

Very true. Not sure where people are getting the idea that he is a offensive coach

Major Cold
01-23-2009, 11:14 AM
His association with the Suns and Mike D'Antoni prolly. Assumptions like this make Harter our defensive assistant.

RaptorsFan
01-23-2009, 11:21 AM
He was actually the defensive coach in PHX, alot of raptors fans want him now, i dont, he was fired for not developing young players on an obv bad team.

BRushWithDeath
01-23-2009, 11:26 AM
he was fired for not developing young players on an obv bad team.

Hmmm...

xtacy
01-23-2009, 11:28 AM
Memphis is a free agent signing away from being very good. I like several players on the roster Mayo & Gay are both very solid.

gasol too. they have a good core. with all that young talent and draft picks they have a bright future.

Justin Tyme
01-23-2009, 12:09 PM
gasol too. they have a good core. with all that young talent and draft picks they have a bright future.


I agree. If the Pacers, GOD fordid, were to leave Indy, I'd have to truly consider being a fan of theirs.

Hmm, I wonder if Dumars would like his draft pick Darko back. I'm sure the Griz wouldn't have any qualms trading him to Detroit. My guess Darko's next move after his contract is finished is back to Europe. Altough, his and Tinsley's salaries do match up. Oh, there I go fantansizing again.

Spirit
01-23-2009, 02:02 PM
I'd take anyone over O'Brien.

vnzla81
01-23-2009, 06:27 PM
Iavaroni had a really young team, was playing everybody even DM and he was fired because the team record is 11 wins and 30 loses, in the other hand you have another coach in JOB he is playing veterans, does not wanna play the rookies, he already said that the team is on the "WIN NOW MODE" still losing and the team record is 15 wins and 27 loses. Should not the pacers fire him already? he is not developing the young players and is not winning games.
I rather watch a coach playing the young players and having a bad record, than watch a coach playing veterans and still not win games.

LoneGranger33
01-23-2009, 06:59 PM
You mean the player Bird drafted Stanko over. Cough cough.

You will come to regret this post.

Justin Tyme
01-23-2009, 07:17 PM
You will come to regret this post.


Yeah right!