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    Bird said that he was committed to staying with Jimmy during the west coast trip, then the first home game vs. the Magic he decides enough is enough.

    Now I'm not complaining mind you, but what specific about that game that we didn't see several times before?

    In all honesty, I hate to keep going to the N.Y. game but it's just that glaring IMO, why not then when he would have had an entire week off to get Vogel or whoever some practice time.

    I'll go ahead and advance one theory right now and I know a lot of you are going to disagree with me and if you don't disagree you won't like it. But I think Bob Kravitz article along with several outside online and news sources that were becoming critical of not only O'Brien but also Bird that may have at the very least thrown gasoline onto an already smoldering pile.

    It's just a theory and I could be wrong, but again back to the main question.

    Why the Orlando game?


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    Because he didn't play Hansbrough in the second half.

    edit: And also Mike Wells said that the owner looked like he was going to have a heart attack, that could have been the breaking point.
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    Bird said the game was over after the first 3 minutes. Plus the fans reaction, I think the realization that things weren't going to get any better

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    I thought he was supportive of him HEADING INTO the west trip. I think this was a combination of the greater past + the west trip + the Orlando game.

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    Why? I'll tell you why.




    And that was a McBeard custom jersey I was wearing. McBeard was in a suit. It sucked, and that was my wife's opinion. Maybe TPTB sensed it or thought it was ironic to see that jersey right next to JOB.

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    Larry said we "lost that game three minutes into the first quarter."

    Which is funny, because it wasn't true, technically. So I looked back at what happened.

    I think the root of the firing, is Roy Hibbert. Roy was so clearly such a shell of what he once was, that I think Larry felt like it was time he sided with Roy.

    I also think not playing Hans very much helped.

    And then I think, not playing Josh during his career night, was the final straw. (Ironic right. That Josh and Hans, together, probably played a pretty big role in getting rid of O'brien.)

    But as I said, last night..Josh, Roy, AJ, DC, and Jeff (the ones I personally saw) all got upset with O'brien last night. At some point Larry was going to have to side with his young guys.
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    The magic game just felt like the final straw

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    Hicks has it right I think. JOB had Larry's support going into the west coast trip. Then we would lead those games or they were close until the Denver game, which he talked about. Thats the game where it really started I think. Orlando just put it over the top.

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    He was talking about O'Brien with the owner on that western trip, so the subject was seriously on his mind...the owner's concerned, right? Then like Bird said, he ventured to say we should stay with JOB, Simon said 'whatever you say', but Bird still wanted to see what happened back home. So what did he see? A home court bump? No. He pointed out that we were out of that Orlando game within three minutes. So it's just the tipping point in the process. The firing was in the works from that point. That's what I took from the press conference.
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    I don't think it was the Orlando game, if that he had days to get it done before a back to back.

    I do sincerely think that last night's 4th quarter was the dagger, nothing else, it was a thinner thread then it was 2 weeks ago, but the thread was still there,

    The thread btw was not so thin from losing as it was from how he handled Roy, as Bird said today, he was not happy with that at all, and i suppose he saw another one coming in Josh and called an end to it .
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    And that was a McBeard custom jersey I was wearing. McBeard was in a suit. It sucked, and that was my wife's opinion. Maybe TPTB sensed it or thought it was ironic to see that jersey right next to JOB.
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    Maybe JOB knew he was fired during the game last night, so he said the heck with this and got himself ejected.




    .......I know thats not what happened.

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    Y'all might want to check the WTHR homepage right now......
    hahahahahahaha

    That is priceless.

    How ironic is it that the photo announcing the story that JOB is fired has Seth looking over his shoulder like he was going "wtf are you doing Jim".


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    I don't care if it was the Orlando game or simply Bird firing JOB over a fit of rage after receiving a burnt Grilled Cheese at a Diner, the fact is he finally pulled the trigger.


    All I can say is thank goodness to that person who burnt Larry's sammich.

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    And that was a McBeard custom jersey I was wearing. McBeard was in a suit. It sucked, and that was my wife's opinion. Maybe TPTB sensed it or thought it was ironic to see that jersey right next to JOB.
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    hahahahahahaha

    That is priceless.

    How ironic is it that the photo announcing the story that JOB is fired has Seth looking over his shoulder like he was going "wtf are you doing Jim".
    I thought wtf was winning the future?

    Actually great photo and I thought Seth has a 'you make me sick to my stomach look'.
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    Anyone that could see Larry's body language during the Orlando game could tell he had seen enough. He looked absolutely disgusted and restless as he sat in his seat.

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    Hopefully there was a young lady near the pacers bench wearing a Mcroberts jersey, or somebody needs an eye exam......

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    That's awesome.

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    Hopefully there was a young lady near the pacers bench wearing a Mcroberts jersey, or somebody needs an eye exam......

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    :gigglegigglesnort:

    Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Was this the game with the paper bags, or was that Friday?
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    I think the long-sleeved turtleneck creates some doubt.

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    Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Was this the game with the paper bags, or was that Friday?
    The paperbags game was friday.

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    Seth needs a haircut.
    And to stop wearing long sleeved turtlenecks under Pacer jerseys.

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    The paperbags game was friday.
    I actually think it started Wednesday.

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