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    Default Player introductions and JOB.

    We we were at the game tonight, and I noticed something so odd, so out of place that was not the case at the last game we went to, which was on New Year's Eve.

    They introduced Jim O'Brien at the beginning of the player introductions with the Chicago Bulls Coach, and THEN went on to introduce Chicago's line up and then of course the Pacers intro presentation . Normally JOB is introduced at the beginning of the Pacers intros. The last several games I've been to the Boo's have been very loud, and so now the they have figured out a way to spare JOB of the fans reaction toward him. Of course the fans are going to boo the opposing team's coach, so they aren't technically booing JOB any longer!

    This is just a very sad acknowledgment that the organization knows the fans hate the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Grady's twitter Jan 12th
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    “@SMosley21: any reason why O'Brien didn't get announced before the game?” U know why...to avoid the starts with b rhymes with snooze
    You nailed it, Graphic-er!
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    Default Re: Player introductions and JOB.

    They did this for the Dallas game, too. They introduced he and Rick simultaneously before getting to the Dallas starters. It's obviously to avoid the boos.

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    So not only do we know JOB sucks a**, They know JOB sucks a**. And by doing these bogus intro's it only shows us that they know that we know that they know JOB sucks a**.

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    Default Re: Player introductions and JOB.

    I think what you mean is that not only do we know that JOB stinks, but they know that we know he stinks, and now we know that they know that we know he stinks.

    The question is, does he know?*










    * I'm going with "doubtful" on this one

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    Wow, this just makes me more upset with the Pacers FO.

    Its one thing if they just don't go on the internet to see how the fans feel about him, but knowing that they know, and are trying to cover it up really makes me mad.

    How can they support someone when their fan base doesn't? That will doom a franchise.

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    There's a difference between supporting him, and letting him finish out his contract to save the team millions of dollars in case of a lockout.


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    There's a difference between supporting him, and letting him finish out his contract to save the team millions of dollars in case of a lockout.

    Promote from within.

    Problem solved.

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    Default Re: Player introductions and JOB.

    Except that I would assume most guys on his staff probably have the same philosophies as Jim O'Brien does.

    Probably not so easily solved.

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    Except that I would assume most guys on his staff probably have the same philosophies as Jim O'Brien does.

    Probably not so easily solved.
    I doubt that many people are that ignorant about basketball. Plenty of times you see an assistant coach take a team and apply a completely different philosophy.

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    Also why would someone do the exact same thing as the guy who just got fired?

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    I think what you mean is that not only do we know that JOB stinks, but they know that we know he stinks, and now we know that they know that we know he stinks.

    The question is, does he know?*







    * I'm going with "doubtful" on this one


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    We we were at the game tonight, and I noticed something so odd, so out of place that was not the case at the last game we went to, which was on New Year's Eve.

    They introduced Jim O'Brien at the beginning of the player introductions with the Chicago Bulls Coach, and THEN went on to introduce Chicago's line up and then of course the Pacers intro presentation . Normally JOB is introduced at the beginning of the Pacers intros. The last several games I've been to the Boo's have been very loud, and so now the they have figured out a way to spare JOB of the fans reaction toward him. Of course the fans are going to boo the opposing team's coach, so they aren't technically booing JOB any longer!

    This is just a very sad acknowledgment that the organization knows the fans hate the coach.
    They been doing this forever now, I noticed it like a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnzla81 View Post
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    They been doing this forever now, I noticed it like a month ago.
    Wrong!!!

    Take it from a long time Season Ticket Holder... The first time this happened was against the Mavs on Wednesday. Typically the starting line-ups would introduce the head coach after the opening video montage where he could be boo'd lustfully and independently before any player introductions.
    ...Still "flying casual"
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    Wrong!!!

    Take it from a long time Season Ticket Holder... The first time this happened was against the Mavs on Wednesday. Typically the starting line-ups would introduce the head coach after the opening video montage where he could be boo'd lustfully and independently before any player introductions.
    They been doing different things, maybe this is a new way to try to silence the fans, but I remember at the Lakers game that MG said JOB and didn't wait to start naming the Pacers players, I talked about that when that happen but nobody noticed, it was just weird.

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    I see this as a good sign.

    I do not believe that JOB will be fired before the end of the season for financial and other reasons.

    On the other hand the front office is now acknowledging that they know JOB has lost the fans and that they do not like him. Couple that with the lackluster performance of the team and it can only add up to one thing.

    Our wish is Bird's command at the end of the season.

    JOB.....YOUR'RE FIRED!!!!!!!

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    I do not believe that JOB will be fired before the end of the season for financial and other reasons.
    This has been my position for a long time.

    What I do believe is that the JOb era has run its course. The team cannot afford another year of him.

    We are no better than the day the man walked into Indy because he continues to try to force a system that does not fit the roster.

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    As Gnome already pointed out, Michael Grady acknowledged this via twitter during the Mavs game. That's one of the things I love about Grady. He typically isn't afraid to speak honestly about the team and generally has the same opinions of the team and the front office decisions that a lot of us do.
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    michael grady is a way better public address announcer than that older man for years

    he made me want to fall asleep but mg has a lot of energy and the fans get into it people are cheering more and it goes well with our young teams atmosphere

    i especially like how he says danny granger when he scores

    and paul geooooooorge

    about the jim obrien introduction we're all not afraid to boo i mean we were all booing last night and its quite pathetic how the home crowd has to boo someone part of their team

    its sad how its come to that
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    uh oh! This might get ugly. I don't think we're allowed to say Grady is better than Reb Porter. Not without being told how young and stupid we are for having that opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMosley21 View Post
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    uh oh! This might get ugly. I don't think we're allowed to say Grady is better than Reb Porter. Not without being told how young and stupid we are for having that opinion.
    I don't recall anyone saying that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaming Gnome View Post
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    Wrong!!!

    Take it from a long time Season Ticket Holder... The first time this happened was against the Mavs on Wednesday. Typically the starting line-ups would introduce the head coach after the opening video montage where he could be boo'd lustfully and independently before any player introductions.
    Message Received, Thank You!!!


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    I don't recall anyone saying that here.
    I don't recall the thread, but it has happened before. Maybe not those exact words but the same vibe.
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    There's a difference between supporting him, and letting him finish out his contract to save the team millions of dollars in case of a lockout.



    With the season almost half over, how much is still owed on Jimmy's contract, IF he was left go? Would it really be MILLIONS at this point? Does anyone even know how much he makes?

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    Promote from within.

    Problem solved.
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