This will be very short. NBATV is doing their previews of the season. 90 minutes on the eastern conference and 90 minutes on the western conference.
Our good friend Peter Vescey was on. He said that Rick was told by TPTB that he had to change to an uptempo style and he had to commit to Jamaal Tinsley. Vescey didn't say it point blank but I take those comments to mean that if Rick didn't or doesn't do those two things he won't be the coach for very long. Vescey then said that AJ was traded so Jamaal and Rick both knew that Jamaal was the starter.
Vescey also said that the Pacers didn't try that hard to trade Jax during the offseason. I take that to mean that yes they tried to trade him, but certainly not at all costs.
Fred Carter was optimistic on the Pacers chances this season, Vescey thinks the cloud is still hanging over the franchise