First assume we will have a new coach next year. With this in mind what does the pacers organization have to gain from firing Jim Obrien now?
Our team is still playing better defense than they have in a long time. Collison is still our starter despite being a second year player whoms defense is a WIP. Mcroberts has started nearly every game this season and Foster is better than anyone wants to give him credit for. Paul George started getting some minutes again 2 games before the outbreak. Whomever replaces Obrien would more than likely still make TJ the backup point guard. While certain questionable in game calls may be upsetting, there are still positives when looking at the development of this team. We did hold a team averaging 107 pts a game under 100. This season when not facing elite pg's our weaknesses have been on offense. Whatever coach we get next year will more than likely bring a different system along with it. We are playing good enough defense to stay in games against good teams even when our shots aren't falling and that is something to build on. What will an interim coach do to improve the package handed to a new coach next year? Why would this team be better off after going through this trauma? Who do you want to take his JOB and why do you expect its sitting on the table?