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    "Amid expectations of a change in team leadership, the Indiana Pacers have called a "major press conference" for this afternoon.
    Co-owner Herb Simon, CEO/president Donnie Walsh and president of basketball operations Larry Bird are to attend the 3:30 p.m. news conference at Conseco Fieldhouse, the team said in a news release."



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    At least these Pacers have made it interesting after the trading deadline.

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    Hmmmm, Bird out, Walsh out, upper deck seats free to the first 5000? Its a really strange time to do a press conference if they are firing Bird. I would have thought they would have waited until the end of the season.

    I still say the best scenario is Bird becomes a territory scout with no actual decision making power and Walsh takes over.

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    Walsh is coming back with an ownership stake.

    That noise you heard was Peck's head exploding...
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    I am sorry but how is a hall famer going to take a scouting job... No way and its probably for the best. It does sound like Bird is going to be shown the door.

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    Walsh is coming back with an ownership stake.

    That noise you heard was Peck's head exploding...
    It must be Walsh staying on. - makes me happy. Although who knows
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    It must be Walsh staying on. - makes me happy.
    To be completely serious, this will wipe the slate clean as far as Donnie's history. He'll have to show me something new.

    I have confidence, but he won't get a pass from this point on.
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    Interesting - 1070 (Eddie White) is saying it'll be Larry staying and Donnie going.
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    To be completely serious, this will wipe the slate clean as far as Donnie's history. He'll have to show me something new.

    I have confidence, but he won't get a pass from this point on.
    A point I tried to make a couple of days ago when it appeared Walsh was staying. My best educted guess is that walsh isn't staying around and re-taking control - just to monitor things - he plans on making major changes - otherwise why would he come back with complete control. I don't think anyone is safe, including O'Brien - remember that was a Bird hiring

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    Interesting - 1070 (Eddie White) is saying it'll be Larry staying and Donnie going.
    Interesting - I wouldn't be too happy about that.

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    Interesting - 1070 (Eddie White) is saying it'll be Larry staying and Donnie going.
    I just heard that as well.

    I'm going to go throw up now!

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    How much do you think Eddie and Kravitz know...

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    Straight from 1070thefan.com

    "The Indiana Pacers have called a "major" news conference for 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. WIBC is reporting that the Pacers are expected to announce that team president Donnie Walsh is leaving the team."
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    So Walsh is out, Bird better be out too.

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    I'm going to be disappointed if Larry Legend stays. If Walsh resigns now, Larry better do it at seasons end.

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    How much do you think Eddie and Kravitz know...
    Well, it's apparently 1070 reporting it.....aka WIBC
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    I am sorry but how is a hall famer going to take a scouting job... No way and its probably for the best. It does sound like Bird is going to be shown the door.

    I don't think that will happen, I'm just saying Bird we probably be most happy doing that with no press meetings, just going to gyms and evaluating talent. That way he does something I think he'd like and the Pacers would not be paying him 10 million the next two years for nothing. I'm not predicting Bird will do this or that the club will, I'm just saying in a perfect world that would happen and all would be happy.

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    From the article:
    "Simon returned hard begun meeting with team officials Friday about the restructuring he talked about earlier this month."

    That had to be an uncomfortable meeting. Talks of major restructuring and the boss with a boner.

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    Jerry West please..

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    Straight from 1070thefan.com

    "The Indiana Pacers have called a "major" news conference for 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. WIBC is reporting that the Pacers are expected to announce that team president Donnie Walsh is leaving the team."

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    Is it April 1 already?

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    Herb Simon will be present at the press conference.

    Eddie White sure does seem to think it's Donnie is leaving and Larry will be the guy now......
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    From the article:
    "Simon returned hard begun meeting with team officials Friday about the restructuring he talked about earlier this month."

    That had to be an uncomfortable meeting. Talks of major restructuring and the boss with a boner.
    That is one interpretation

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    Default Re: 3:30 Press Conference, What Going Down?

    best case scenario- bird leaves, walsh stays.

    decent case scenario- both bird and walsh leave.

    worst case scenario- walsh leaves, bird stays.

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    I wonder if Simon's were a little displeased that Donnie was out shopping for a job while Bird kind of took the wait and see approach?
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