I'm mainly interested in your thoughts about the part I put in bold. I added the part before that to put it in proper context. This is a direct quote from Jim O'Brien in the pacers.com article. Do you believe that it will happen with this team
Jim O'Brien knows turnarounds. He's orchestrated them in the first season of each of his four previous head coaching jobs. And he sees no reason to doubt it can be accomplished a fifth time with the Pacers, despite their current slump.
"I coached two colleges and this is my third pro team. All four first years were dramatic turnarounds – every year," he said. "Every situation, if you care to go back and grind out the numbers, every situation was very, very similar. We started out 3-9 my first job (at Wheeling Jesuit University in 1982-83) and then won nine out of 10. My second job (at Dayton in 1989-90) we started out 13-13 and won 10 in a row to get into the second round of the NCAAs. With Boston (in 2001-02) we were 33-29 and won 16 of our last 20 games. With Philadelphia (in 2004-05) we won 27 of our last 44 games.
So it's certainly not, 'If they didn't get it by now it's not going to happen.' As a matter of fact, I know full well they're going to get it because that's what we work on. They're an intelligent group that wants to win basketball games. They will get it and when they get it they will be a good basketball team."