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    He's somebody that just screams to me Peck's axiom about making the playoffs means a successful year to Walsh.
    "We expect to make the playoffs." -- Jim O'brien Press Conference

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    Dick Harter is coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jim is saying on wthr.com's stream that he wants Dick Harter here and implied that Harter's interested. I hope so.
    And he is?

    ( I'm not being sarcastic here.....I really have no clue who he is )
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    And he is?

    ( I'm not being sarcastic here.....I really have no clue who he is )
    he was an assistant with carlisle under bird.

    and yes, harter's name is good to hear
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    What kind of offense does this man run?
    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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    intersting

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the press conference

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    So basically we know Harter is coming...so one of the assistant coaches is already out of a job.

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    Jim...tailors his offense around the star players, he tailors his system around the star players - and he gives them a lot of freedom to play on the offensive end as long as they play defense.

    He doesn't try to plug players into his offensive system, he builds the offensive system around his players. ------- you all should like that right?
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    Isnt that pretty much what we had with Carlisle? Now what was the point of firing RC? I guess I just hate this move because it seems more of the same thing weve been seeing from TPTB for the last 3 years instead of actually turning in a new direction.
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    No, everyone said that Rick tried to stuff the players into "his system". (I don't agree with that by the way, but that seemed to be what most fans thought)
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    Thundermaker: What team have you been watching the past 4 seasons? Offensive freedom and Rick Carlisle wouldn't be two terms I would lump together. We're not going to become the Suns, but it will be refreshing to see things opened up a little bit and the players respond to a new voice.
    Bird's quote from the Pacers' New Release on hiring Jim O'Brien:

    “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).

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    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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    "We expect to make the playoffs." -- Jim O'brien Press Conference
    Actually, I immediately thought that there is no other answer that he can give. I don't think that TPTB want to freely admit that we are going to rebuild....ESPECIALLY IF JONeal is sent to the Lakers.
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    I completely do not understand this reaction - although, it is the most common one.
    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.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the press conference
    I hope the video feed is posted on Pacers.com soon. I'd like to know what was said.

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    Lol @ Larry:

    When asked if he is looking to trade JO

    "I hear Kobe wants to be traded, so maybe we can talk"
    That was hilarious!!

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    So basically we know Harter is coming...so one of the assistant coaches is already out of a job.
    I would expect them all to be out of a job and they should be right away. Jim will bring in all of his own people.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I would expect them all to be out of a job and they should be right away. Jim will bring in all of his own people.
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    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.
    LOL, yeah, I'm glad someone asked him about it

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    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.
    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!

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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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    Spewing out what negative stuff? We hired a defensive coach on a team where the players suck on defense. I dont got nothing against Jim O'Brien but this team didnt need a defensive coach.

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    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!

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    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!
    Their trying to make up for the Al Harrington trade....

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    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

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    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.
    Who's Mr. Harter?

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