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    So says Mike Wells on Twitter.

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    The Pacers are in the process of hiring former Portland GM Kevin Pritchard, according to multiple sources.
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    Its unclear what Pritchard's role will be w the Pacers but he'll work under President Larry Bird and GM David Morway, according to sources
    This is just weird to me. So he's beneath both Bird and Morway, but this (you would think) creates the potential for a 3-headed monster. Also, I would think this is a step towards Bird exiting, but I thought a guy like Pritchard would only want to be head duck wherever he went? He's going to stick around and be Morway's GM if David becomes president? Really?

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    According to Pacer sources... Larry Bird's role will decrease this year and Pritchard and Morway will handle all aspects of operations
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    According to Pacer sources... Larry Bird's role will decrease this year and Pritchard and Morway will handle all aspects of operations
    Wow, so Bird's finally actually reduced to being "Boomer for adults".

    Well, that should make Bird "haters" happy, I guess.

    So it's going to be a two-headed monster of Morway and Pritchard.

    I dunno, guys, I don't have a good feeling about this. Morway alone, fine, I guess. Pritchard, ditto. I have some concerns with both individually. But together? Doesn't this just seem like a bad idea if there's even a half-way decent chance of them butting heads over a disagreement?

    On paper, this seems like a great group to have running your favorite team, but I'm worried about the pieces fitting together.

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    For me, this indicates that Bird is taking the next step and getting ready to put his ownership group together to buy the Pacers from Simon.
    That's possible. And that would make me very happy.

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    Come on, now

    he is working under Morway it is great to have more eyes and ears working with Bird and Morway
    For sure.

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    I dunno, guys, I don't have a good feeling about this. Morway alone, fine, I guess. Pritchard, ditto. I have some concerns with both individually. But together? Doesn't this just seem like a bad idea if there's even a half-way decent chance of them butting heads over a disagreement?
    Well, Morway's mainly a cap and salary guy, Contract negotiations, how do we make this trade work? He does have input on personnel, but you gotta think Larry's top dog in that regard.

    Pritchard probably steps in to Larry's role (even if title, chain of command is different). Evaluating talent, in the league and in the draft, and making trades.

    Remember, Pritchard worked with the Pacers a bit unofficially last year. There's probably a pretty good idea on whether he meshes with Morway.

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    I was trying to post a thread it wouldn't let me

    but im happy

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    Good deal. Now if Larry decides to leave, we have a GM in waiting.

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    Don't we already HAVE a GM?

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    Don't we already HAVE a GM?


    Come on, now

    he is working under Morway it is great to have more eyes and ears working with Bird and Morway

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    This is definitely confusing. I assumed Larry was getting out soon, but what does this mean for Morway?
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    This is definitely confusing. I assumed Larry was getting out soon, but what does this mean for Morway?
    he is staying i would think

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    he is staying
    I know, I can read. I mean in the future. They are both going to want to be top dog.
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    I know, I can read. I mean in the future. They are both going to want to be top dog.
    he will be either GM or head of BBall

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    Larry's paving his way to working on his golf game and fishing.

    Oh wait, this is Indiana: fishin'.

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    All of this change. Just imagine what it would be like without the lockout right now, too. I think today would normally be the first day free agents can sign with somebody.... Le sigh.

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    I like it. Is Kevin Pritchard. Four years ago, he was the hottest name in the NBA.

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    I like it. Is Kevin Pritchard. Four years ago, he was the hottest name in the NBA.
    Which is why I'm somewhat excited.

    However,

    1) Same guy was fired a year ago.

    2) Same guy known for being a egotistic jerk.

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    Which is why I'm somewhat excited.

    However,

    1) Same guy was fired a year ago.

    2) Same guy known for being a egotistic jerk.
    which is irrelevant if you are good at your job. just win baby winning cures all

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    which is irrelevant if you are good at your job. just win baby winning cures all
    It is absolutely relevant. If you want to make a trade, you're making a phone call to another human being. Pissing them off isn't going to help with that. I thought I even recall him taunting people on the phone. Hopefully it was more of a playful thing that's been misrepresented. If not, however, ....

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    2) Same guy known for being a egotistic jerk.
    Could say the same thing about the guy who fired him.


    EDIT: Just read this article the other day about him and his deal with Portland. Check it.

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    Could say the same thing about the guy who fired him.


    EDIT: Just read this article the other day about him and his deal with Portland. Check it.
    I'll check that out in a second; thanks.

    I've heard that the guy who fired him has a bad reputation, too, now that he's fired that other guy who just joined up with the Bobcats.

    That makes me feel better, but I thought I read that Pritchard was known for busting people's balls on the phone (GMs/Presidents of other franchises).

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    For me, this indicates that Bird is taking the next step and getting ready to put his ownership group together to buy the Pacers from Simon.

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    It gives us another person to call teams for trades. He also has relationships with other GM's, which is a good thing. As long as there is a clear role for each (Prichard knows he will be under Morway) then this shouldn't be a problem.

    The problem with having Bird come in with Walsh (two-headed monster) was that there wasn't a clearly defined role for either. That's why it didn't work out.

    I see this as a very good thing.

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    Default Re: So we're hiring Kevin Pritchard...

    Also, he won't have Paul Allen's money to toss around here, either.

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    Default Re: So we're hiring Kevin Pritchard...

    As my stream of consciousness continues: He also is the guy who picked Oden over Durant, and re-signed Brandon Roy's knees. And thought Travis Outlaw was the bee's knees.

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    As my stream of consciousness continues: He also is the guy who picked Oden over Durant, and re-signed Brandon Roy's knees.
    and knew Brandon Roy had a knee issue

    http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/in...omments-2.html

    Durant should have been the pick i mean it wasn't consensus for Oden i though they were gonna take Durant pre draft but they didnt . But if Oden was healthy i don't know how big the difference would be.
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