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    If / when the Pacers do remove O'Brien as the coach who do you think they will try to go after? Mark Jackson? Mike Brown? Any rising coaching prospects that would want to try and coach this mess?

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    I hear that both O'Brien and David Morway could be gone in a clean sweep and that Kevin Pritchard is high on their list to take over as GM. Does KP lure Nate McMillan away from the Blazers? That would be a crazy two-run homer for the Pacers if it happened.

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    That would be interesting.

    If I'm not mistaken, and I believe at least some of this is from things I've picked up on in private conversation, no on the board, but it's usually David Morway who ends up not getting along with someone else in the franchise (Mel Daniels, Daniel Craig, even David Kahn when he was here, and am I forgetting anybody?). Maybe someone (Bird, Simon) is tired of that.

    Also, isn't Nate McMillan running the most half-court, slow offense in the league? If so, talk about your pendulum swings. I think fans would grow to hate him for being too far on the other end of the spectrum from Jim O'Brien.

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    this would be my ideal scenerio

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    If the plan is for Bird to stay and KP to come in as GM, then how uncomfortable is David Morway right now? I haven't really been paying attention to them at games lately, but hasn't Morway still been attending as well?

    I still think Larry/Morway/OB are all gone after the season, but I would love for Bird to stay and bring on KP.

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    I would love for Nate Mcmillan to come in here
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    In other words Ric Bucher doesn't know anything and just though KP is on the inside track because of the west coast Road trip?

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    In other words Ric Bucher doesn't know anything and just though KP is on the inside track because of the west coast Road trip?
    He is been in the fieldhouse lately.

    Edit: by the way I would love that idea.

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    Is McMillan thought of as a player coach, disciplinarian, what? Anyone know?

    Slow half court offense, I don't really care as much as wanting to see good execution. The group now doesn't get fast break points unless its DC coast to coast anyway.

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    Is McMillan thought of as a player coach, disciplinarian, what? Anyone know?

    Slow half court offense, I don't really care as much as wanting to see good execution. The group now doesn't get fast break points unless its DC coast to coast anyway.
    he's a disciplinarian. More of an old school type of guy and coach. Often times a little too honest about players in the media.

    Good coach though.

    I would put him on par with Mike brown and if Prichard and Nate would work better together than Prich and Mike Brown then I'm fine with either

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    Ric Bucher actually knows what he's talking about.

    That would be great. Bird as the president, Pritchard as the GM, and McMillan as the head coach.

    I like David Morway and he's very dedicated to making this team better as Bird, but it might be good to bring in someone new with Bird.

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    Ric Bucher (1:14 PM)

    I hear that both O'Brien and David Morway could be gone in a clean sweep and that Kevin Pritchard is high on their list to take over as GM. Does KP lure Nate McMillan away from the Blazers? That would be a crazy two-run homer for the Pacers if it happened.
    A clean sweep would include getting rid of Larry. If that plus all of the above happened I'm sure Kegboy would give serious consideration to getting season tickets again. There's even a chance I might be talked into joining him.

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    Oh no, wait it isn't going to work, look what I found here. he likes small ball. OK who is next.

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    Managing the whole affair is one of the league's most underrated coaches, Nate MacMillan. The former Sonic player masterfully uses small-ball lineups to throw opponents off guard and got the Sonics to play respectable defense last year despite a paucity of athleticism. He'll have to be on top of his game once again to navigate the Sonics back to the postseason.

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    he's a disciplinarian. More of an old school type of guy and coach. Often times a little too honest about players in the media.

    Good coach though.

    I would put him on par with Mike brown and if Prichard and Nate would work better together than Prich and Mike Brown then I'm fine with either
    Oh noes! We don't need a guy like NATE! He will destroy our players fragile self confidence with all his brutal honesty. We need a warm, loving, fuzzy, care bear of a coach that will help our players grow into caring men.

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    he's a disciplinarian. More of an old school type of guy and coach. Often times a little too honest about players in the media.

    Good coach though.

    I would put him on par with Mike brown and if Prichard and Nate would work better together than Prich and Mike Brown then I'm fine with either
    And this absolutely sounds like a Bird kind of guy. Bird always touted Bill Fitch as the best coach he ever played for and Fitch was good at making guys work on their game.
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    OK, I thought that the whole Pritchard thing was smoke and mirrors stemming from that West Coast trip, but I'm wondering now. Especially with vnzla saying that Pritch has been in Conseco too. I would be ecstatic if KP was brought in. And I know that Bucher is only speculating that Pritchard might bring McMillan, but I'd also be greatly in favor of that as well.

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    And this absolutely sounds like a Bird kind of guy. Bird always touted Bill Fitch as the best coach he ever played for and Fitch was good at making guys work on their game.
    You do realize that was an exact discription that could have applied to Jim O'Brien. Jim is old school, too honest with the media, discriplinarian

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    he's a disciplinarian. More of an old school type of guy and coach. Often times a little too honest about players in the media.
    O-U-C-H. If that is the case, I'll pass on MacMillan. We've had way to much of that over the last 3-1/2 years.

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    O-U-C-H. If that is the case, I'll pass on MacMillan. We've had way to much of that over the last 3-1/2 years.
    I don't follow Nate nearly as closely as Jim. But Nate had said a few things in the media that I thought were too open and honest (generally he is well liked by the media) but I hardly think that should rule him out and who knows if on a day to day basis he is too honest, probably not. (secret: I also was including the too honest with the media to tweak those in this forum)

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    i hope Pritchard will never be GM again

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    In other words Ric Bucher doesn't know anything and just though KP is on the inside track because of the west coast Road trip?
    More likely than not...

    Pritchard didn't hire McMillan. McMillan was already in place before KP became GM. I've not heard anything to suggest they were especially tight.

    Maybe we'll have a shot at Nate, maybe not. But I don't think Pritchard will have much to do with it.

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    It's a logical supposition on Bucher's part, but that's all it is, especially if he's basing it simply on Larry being nice and giving Pritchard something to do when asked.

    However, UB is completely right that we need a GM and coach that'll work well together. That's what I said when we hired Jimmy, at least he and Larry were on the same page. Of course, any notion of that went out the window when we signed Dahntay Jones, but whatever.
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    We want Pritch!!!!........we want Pritch!!!!

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    In other words Ric Bucher doesn't know anything and just though KP is on the inside track because of the west coast Road trip?
    I like Bucher than John Hollinger or Chad Ford.

    Bucher actually has sources that clearly shows what teams are doing.

    Hollinger and Ford make up crap and about us, it comes to Danny being available. Bird's very relentless of dealing any of our core guys. Especially Danny and he hasn't even mentioned anything about him.

    KP is a new face traveling with this team so that might actually be worth starting a rumor about.

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    We want Pritch!!!!........we want Pritch!!!!
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    I'm sort of the opinion that Kevin Pritchard **** the bed in Portland. I'm not saying he deserved to be fired the way he was, but this guy ain't some savant of a GM with rings coming out his bum hole.

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