I think with O'Brien on the pay role for another year, if you do decide to go in another direction, you don't want to overpay for a guy who may be gone another 2 or 3 years from now.
I think you need to go with either an assistant from a winning team that hasn't had a chance to run the show, or a coach who is younger that has a winning resume.
I think the Pacers need a fresh face and fresh hope regardless when it comes to the coach. So I voted for anyone other then O'Brien, but I also think the hiring of a new coach will be just about as important as our draft/summer this year.
This 3 year plan has to start getting some legs. From my understanding we're getting ready to head into year 3. I personally would like to start seeing this plan in action, and that personally means I want to see fresh faces on the court.
And I'm not talking overhaul, I'm talking about there being a 3 year plan in the first place, b/c the product on the floor wasn't cutting it. The first part of the plan was cleaning house and getting rid of those whom had overstayed their welcome or had gotten in trouble for whatever reason. That has been done
2nd is to work towards building a roster/core that can help lead this team back to EC glory, while looking toward the 3rd and final goal of having the flexibility to put together a championship team.
Well we're just around the corner from seeing the last part of this plan take affect.
Our big contracts are expiring at the end of next year... so let's see if we have or can get the core we have been waiting for