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    Good hire. I believe Chuck has a good relationship with the players and seems to be the only guy who maybe is somewhat close to Artest.

    Person was one of the most misunderstood Pacers players ever. He was somewhat limited from an athletic standpoint, but he was the smartest player on the Pacers team at the time.


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    Carlisle hires Person as assistant coach
    Former player spent 1st 6 years in NBA with Pacers, returned as 'special assistant.'



    Chuck Person will continue to work one-on-one with Jermaine O'Neal and other Pacers as an assistant coach. -- John Severson / The Star


    By Mark Montieth
    mark.montieth@indystar.com


    Rick Carlisle's search for a new assistant coach never had to leave Conseco Fieldhouse.

    Chuck Person, formerly a "special assistant" for the Indiana Pacers, will move to the bench next season as Mike Brown's replacement.

    Person played his first six NBA seasons for the Pacers, receiving the Rookie of the Year award in 1987. He has performed a hybrid role the past three years, working with players in individual workouts and assisting CEO Donnie Walsh and team president Larry Bird in the front office.

    This move will narrow his career path toward coaching, at least for now.

    "Having a chance to work in the front office was a great opportunity, but at the end of the day my heart lies with coaching," Person said. "I'm really looking forward to helping the team move forward."

    Carlisle said he had made contact with other candidates, including Kenny Natt, an ex-Pacer who worked on Cleveland's coaching staff last season. Once Carlisle became aware of Person's interest, however, he cut off his search.

    "I wasn't sure if Chuck was interested in going to the bench, but about three days ago we had a conversation and he let me and Kevin (O'Neill) know he was very interested in doing it," Carlisle said. "That was great news.

    "Chuck knows our team and our players are comfortable with him. It's a ready-made direction to go. I'm really glad the interest was there on his side."

    Brown, an assistant for Carlisle the past two seasons, left to become Cleveland's head coach. O'Neill, who joined Carlisle's staff last season, has moved into Brown's role of associate head coach.

    Person will continue to meet with players for individual workouts. This week, for example, he's working with Ron Artest, James Jones, John Edwards and David Harrison at the Fieldhouse. His other responsibilities will be focused on offense, but will be further defined as he goes along.

    "We haven't designated everything yet, but he'll do every third or fourth game plan with the other assistants and will have responsibility for individual workouts," Carlisle said. "There are some areas of team offense where he'd be a very good person to delegate to."

    Person said he's open to all possibilities.

    "Whatever Rick wants me to do for the team to be successful is what I'm going to do," he said. "Rick will use me to my strengths."

    Person, the fourth pick in the 1986 draft, averaged 19 points during his playing career with the Pacers. He was traded to Minnesota for Sam Mitchell and Pooh Richardson in 1992, and later played for San Antonio and Seattle.

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    [QUOTE=Unclebuck]Good hire. I believe chuck has a good relationship with the layers and seems to be the only guy who maybe is somehwat close to Artest.

    I know a lot of players fool around on their wives, but golly gee Unclebuck!

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    Wasn't it UB who mentioned Chuck would be a good choice for this? Huh, as discussed before there might be a few more people reading PD than we know.

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    now dont miscontsrue this as anything but in fun, as i could stand to lose a couple pounds myself....but chuck spending more time on the practice floor and less time in the front office might be a really good thing....im starting to get worried bout the boy's health....

    (yes, yes...i know...the amount of time these coaches spend on game planning and watching film means he might spend even less time up and about-remember, in good fun)

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    Wasn't it UB who mentioned Chuck would be a good choice for this? Huh, as discussed before there might be a few more people reading PD than we know.

    No I wasn't the one who mentioned it

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    Nicely done! This is a good hire.

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    Correct UB, it was Jay talking in the Mike Curry thread. Always had a feeling Jay might be a plant working for the front office.

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    No, just Chuck Person's biggest fan.







    Can you stand it?

    I'm about to go "Peck" on everyone....




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    No, just Chuck Person's biggest fan.







    Can you stand it?

    I'm about to go "Peck" on everyone....




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    Correct UB, it was Jay talking in the Mike Curry thread. Always had a feeling Jay might be a plant working for the front office.
    Just about gave me a heartattack. I'm not real good with names, so I'd hate to have learn 15new names by the back of their head from a far camera angle.

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    No, just Chuck Person's biggest fan.
    You'd better get off the Atkin's and go knock down a couple of Hardee's Monster Thickburgers in his honor......
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    No, just Chuck Person's biggest fan.







    Can you stand it?

    I'm about to go "Peck" on everyone....




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    Hell yes, this is the man I wanted. He is good with the players and thats what we need and also Ron seems to like him also.

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    Wasn't it UB who mentioned Chuck would be a good choice for this? Huh, as discussed before there might be a few more people reading PD than we know.
    No, it wasn't UB, it wasn't Jay, it was me, god damn it!

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    No, it wasn't UB, it wasn't Jay, it was me, god damn it!

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12272

    If I'm gonna keep coming in last in all the polls I'm in, I at least want credit for something!
    Damn straight - Kegboy called it. He made such a persuasive post that he even had me swayed (and I'm as dense as granite and as dumb as seashell gravel).

    Good call, Keg.

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    No, it wasn't UB, it wasn't Jay, it was me, god damn it!

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12272

    If I'm gonna keep coming in last in all the polls I'm in, I at least want credit for something!
    I knew you said it, but since no one else was giving you credit I was starting to think you'd only said it to me.

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    Damn straight - Kegboy called it. He made such a persuasive post that he even had me swayed (and I'm as dense as granite and as dumb as seashell gravel).

    Good call, Keg.
    Yep, I like to pretend that AJ forwarded my post to everybody at PS&E to make sure it'd get done. Then they come and track me down and Chuck thanks me by offering me his seat next to Mel Daniels behind the Pacemates.
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    No, it wasn't UB, it wasn't Jay, it was me, god damn it!

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12272

    If I'm gonna keep coming in last in all the polls I'm in, I at least want credit for something!
    It must have been cold there in UB and Jay's shadow.
    To never have sunlight on your face.
    You were content to let them shine, that's your way.
    You always walked a step behind
    So they were the one's with all the glory.
    While you were the one with all the strength.
    A beautiful face without a name, for so long.
    A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

    Did you ever know that Kegboy is my hero.
    And everything I would like to be.
    If I can fly higher than an eagle.
    Kegboy is the wind beneath my wings.

    You might have appeared to go unnoticed.
    But I've got it all here in my heart.
    I want you to know I know the truth.
    Of course I know it.
    PD would be nothing with out you.

    Fly, fly, fly away
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    Psssst... MagicRat, you should make a Kegboy/Rodney Dangerfield thing. That would be funny.

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    Incredible hire!

    This is so great!

    Break out the ! Yes yes yes!

    Woohoo, I feel good! Perfect fit, Chuck is.
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    It must have been cold there in UB and Jay's shadow.
    To never have sunlight on your face.
    You were content to let them shine, that's your way.
    You always walked a step behind
    So they were the one's with all the glory.
    While you were the one with all the strength.
    A beautiful face without a name, for so long.
    A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

    Did you ever know that Kegboy is my hero.
    And everything I would like to be.
    If I can fly higher than an eagle.
    Kegboy is the wind beneath my wings.

    You might have appeared to go unnoticed.
    But I've got it all here in my heart.
    I want you to know I know the truth.
    Of course I know it.
    PD would be nothing with out you.

    Fly, fly, fly away
    You let us fly so high
    Oh, fly, fly
    So high against the sky
    So high we almost touch the sky
    Thank you, thank you, thank God for Kegboy.
    Because you are the wind beneath our wings.

    I think I'm gonna [dab eyes]

    I'll come to the forum party if you ALL get up and sing that song to him.

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    Psssst... MagicRat, you should make a Kegboy/Rodney Dangerfield thing. That would be funny.
    I don't know. I think it would be pretty hard to top the Golden Girl.

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    [Jay]This is the greatest coaching hire in Pacers history.[/Jay]

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    [Jay]This is the greatest coaching hire in Pacers history.[/Jay]
    Damn straight.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Damn straight.
    jay...do u feel chucks relationship with ron played a role in this hiring??

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