Here is Mike Wells' and Danny Granger's answer to the "hold O'Brien accountable" thread: The losses are due to players making mistakes they've been coached not to make. It isn't the coach.
Jan 1, 2009
by Mike Wells
Fingers usually start pointing as the losses mount, often in the direction of the coach, which helps explain why six already have been fired around the NBA this season.
The Pacers say coach Jim O'Brien can't be blamed for their lack of execution and mental toughness in key moments of close games.
"That's not fair because that's rarely the case," forward Danny
Granger said. "In the NBA, you have so many coaching changes. It's easier to put it on the coach when a lot of times it's the players. That's how the situation is here. It's the players, not the coach."