I think the Pacers could be a surprise team out of the East this year...do you?
Chad Ford (1:21 PM)
Might be. They haven't played a very tough schedule and I'm still trying to figure out that 25 point loss to Philly ... but in the rest of their games, they've been good. Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough all have PERs over 20. Danny Granger is playing well. I'm just not totally convinced they can win 40+ games in Jim O'Brien's system. When shots are falling (like they did in crazy fashion last night) they're very dangerous. But when they aren't ... ugh.
I agree that the Pacers development will always be limited under O'Brien's coaching philosophy...do you see any potentially better available coaches out there if in case ownership did call it quits with O'Brien?
Chad Ford (1:39 PM)
Mike Brown was an assistant in Indy before he left for Cleveland. He'd bring some toughness to the team that they lack. To me, he's the perfect fit for a young team like this.
Not a lot of info here, but I thought I would share anyway. I know we've thrown Mike Brown's name around here a few times to replace O'B.