UPDATE: Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star is reporting similarly to the below report from Broussard from over the weekend.
"Barring a sudden change of thought, the Pacers have no intention of replacing O'Brien, who is in the final year of his contract," wrote Wells. "They wouldn't move any of the assistants up and there's no point in bringing in somebody from the outside because the players would have to learn the new coach's system on the fly over the final 41 games of the season."
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien is on the last year of his contract.
And, in part, due to his sporadic substitution patterns, ESPN's The Magazine's Chris Broussard is reporting via several league sources that the team's brass is unhappy with him.
But Broussard is also reporting he's likely to remain for the rest of the season due to no one on his staff being a suitable replacement.
Yet, if the team is unhappy with him, it stands to reason it's possible they'll look elsewhere for a coach when O'Brien's contract runs out after the season.
-- Ryan Corazza
ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard
Pacers don't have suitable replacement for O'Brien on current staff
"Indiana Pacers brass is not pleased with the performance of head coach Jim O'Brien, according to several league sources. That said, O'Brien, who is in the last year of his contract, is likely to remain as coach the rest of the season. Part of the reason is that no one on O'Brien's staff -- Dan Burke, Frank Vogel, Jay DeFruscio, Vitaly Potapenko and Walter McCarty -- is viewed as a suitable replacement. One complaint about O'Brien is the strange way he divvies up minutes: Tyler Hansbrough plays 36 minutes one night, posting 23 points and 12 rebounds, and just 23 minutes the next; Paul George plays 21 minutes one night, four the next. "