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    Default Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    According to Mike Wells: http://twitter.com/Wells222

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    Haven't heard that name in a while. I remember him as a bit of a journeyman as a player. Anyone have any insight on what he might bring as a coach?

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    thats a head scratcher
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    He is a great three point shooter, he will be able to teach Roy Hibbert to shoot the three.


    I love his last name. Some pronounced it just like it looks, others pronounced it Potopico - which I think is correct.
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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    Big guy, playing weight of 285.....shot a career three % of .167.

    Averaged 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his career. Is this our big man coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck View Post
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    He is a great three point shooter, he will be able to teach Roy Hibbert to shoot the three.
    Now Buck, it's not nice to tease.

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    He is a great three point shooter, he will be able to teach Roy Hibbert to shoot the three.


    I love his last name. Some pronounced it just like it looks, others pronounced it Potopico - which I think is the correct.
    Does anyone have any REAL insight?

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    He was an assistant coach for the Ft Wayne Mad Ants last I heard. Is this the big man coach?

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    Was O'B the coach when Potato played for Boston?

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    Why not?

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    "George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears

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    Does anyone have any REAL insight?
    Why? No one had any real insight when McCarty was hired. All anyone said was that he was a three point shooter so the assumption was made that he would get the pacers to shoot more threes.

    I remember when he played for the cavs. A pretty good player. Nice face-up jumpshot to about 18 ft, physical player, somewhat limited, but seemed to be a hard worker

    And for the record he only took 6 three point shots during his 15 year career. wow 15 year career

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/...potapvi01.html
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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    Seems like another 'safe' choice for JoB... Why would he hire someone that could challenge his authority/ job ala Lester Conner... or someone really competent like Sam Mitchell (b4 he joined the nets as an assistant).
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    Does anyone have any REAL insight?
    I mean what is there to say? He stank it up in the NBA and is an assistant coach for a d-league team...
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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    who cares? hopefully the "CLOWN" and all this guys would be gone at the end of the year

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    I mean what is there to say? He stank it up in the NBA and is an assistant coach for a d-league team...
    You'd be surprised at how many current NBA coaches "stank it up" in their playing careers.

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    How about hiring a guy who was known for playing defense in the low post?
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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

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    I mean what is there to say? He stank it up in the NBA and is an assistant coach for a d-league team...
    Okay anyone that went to a Mad Antz game? Seen his body of work as an assistant? Or maybe someone could give some info on how bigs developed under his coaching?

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    I dont even know what to say...
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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

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    Seems like another 'safe' choice for JoB... Why would he hire someone that could challenge his authority/ job ala Lester Conner... or someone really competent like Sam Mitchell (b4 he joined the nets as an assistant).
    Lets wait and see when the entire coaching staff is assembled. Not sure this is the last new hire

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    He is also a significant player in the history of Conseco Fieldhouse. He was the first NBA player to make a field goal there in the first Pacers home game of the inaugural season of the Fieldhouse.

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    according to wikipedia, he was drafted right before Kobe Bryant, but right after Todd Fuller.



    Therefore, he is better than Kobe, but not as good as Todd Fuller.

    QED.

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    Default Re: Pacers add Vitaly Potapenko (?) to the coaching staff.

    http://hoopshype.com/players/vitaly_potapenko.htm

    hoopshype can give us some insight

    edit: also, the mad ants appear to suck

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wayne_Mad_Ants
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    I remember him being a load in the post for the Cavs. I always thought he was better than his stats showed...or should I say I thought he should've had better stats given his ability.

    Maybe he's good for the big men? I don't know.

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    Maybe the "Ukraine Train" will take JO'B far from Indianapolis...

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