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Hold on... you start by spewing out some negative stuff... before you even know what kind of coach he is . Isn't that kind of... premature?
For the record: this came totally out of nowhere, but I love this choice.
He worked in Boston and his players really liked him there and he got them going again after Pitino.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the press conference
So basically we know Harter is coming...so one of the assistant coaches is already out of a job.
“After speaking with him the last 10 days, we have a vision of where we want this team to go, from how we are going to practice, to how we are going to play and the style we’re going to play. We are on the same page."
I'm with those who question what exactly is Bird's vision for this team?
I'm all for a coach who is a disciplinarian. I'm all for a coach who caters an offense around the team's overall talent instead of trying to force the "talent" to fit his mold. Until the brawl, RC did a pretty good job of getting his players to perform to their talents. However, IMO he lacked creativity and wasn't willing to take risks especially during those times where teams knew with a high degree of certainty what the Pacers were going to do. I only hope O'Brien can get these Pacers to believe in themselves and over achieve like he did with the Celtics and 76ers because frankly I just don't see it (assuming JO is traded as rumored).
Just watching the press conference, Jim has a presense about him. Just from the press conference, he seems like the type of coach and man who is a good leader. And his father-in-law is Jack Ramsey and there is nothing wrong with that.
Anyone else pick up on Bird's somewhat weak denial of the JO rumors.
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I don't really remember much about O'Brien, so I'm not as enthused at this point as Buck is.
I will, however, say this. If Iverson did not like him, and ajbry does not like him, then I'll probably wind up being very much in favor of this hire.
Great hire! And totally out of nowhere. No speculation at all from anyone on this guy..
Plus we are getting Mr. Harter to get the boys in line.
Let's bring back the D!
A+ on the first move of the offseason.
Part of me thought Bird was almost making his parting comments when he first started talking about Jermaine, but then he changed my mind when he said he heard that Kobe was avaliable.
Is anyone else not surprised by all the speculation being wrong? I mean the GS trade came out of nowhere. Fwiw, TPTB are pretty damn good at throwing off the media.
On a side note, despite being disappointed with this news, the hiring along with the JO trade talks has done wonders for the discussion on PD.
Edit: Cudos to the admins for getting us back on the real PD just in time!
I like when asked about his style how O"Brien said he's a disciplinarian, but NOT when it comes to tempo. If the team needs to run against the Suns they'll do so, but we'll also be able to slow it down with a team that walks it up.
And the TEAM being able to defend, with individuals being held accountable for there defense was also a plus!
When I heard this on the radio I was shocked. As I read and here his past I am beginning to understand why he was picked