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    Thanks guys, every time I get excited for good news, PD is there to let me know why it's actually terrible news.

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    oh Paul haha

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    Who that? RT @RonMo30: Pritchard is a nice addition for the pacers

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    Looks like these things are what Bird and Simon were talking about when he went to LA to meet him. He must have wanted to know if Simon would be willing to spend the rest of the money it would take to get a coaching staff and front office, not just if he would be willing to spend the cap space in the face of continuing losses so the team could become elite.

    The more I read from what else is being posted with respect to articles about Pritchard, the less I like how he does what he does, (almost seems like Kelvin Sampson somehow) and the more desperate the hire seems. That said, with Pritchard having the green ties to Bird from the past, the hire totally fits how Bird has done pretty much everything throughout his tenure here.

    I guess we will have to see how Pritchard and the coaching staff are able to handle the high level of expectations that will be present when they are finally able to legally take action after the lockout to make the final push for elite talent.

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    oh Paul haha
    I'm not sure Paul should really care about who the director of player personnel is.

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    Pritchard's contract is for 1 year and he's being brought in to help scout and in free agency since the Pacers will be under the salary cap.


    I think this is very interesting.
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    Pritchard's contract is for 1 year and he's being brought in to help scout and in free agency since the Pacers will be under the salary cap.


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    Very interesting.
    Almost a working audition for Larry's spot.

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    Huge time for Pacers. Strong young roster. Great pickup in George Hill. Salary cap space. They have a real chance to make a move in East.

    Man, I love reading stuff like this.
    Yeah...no kidding.....we're finally pumped and excited for a season now that there is going to be some major changes to the Organization and now we have no clue when that season will start.

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    What did Pritchard do with the Celtics?
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    “People talk about how quiet he [McKey] is, but he’s really been helpful. He gives a lot of insight to players in how to guard certain teams and what their weaknesses are. The whole team listens to him, and it makes my job a lot easier. Having players like him is what pro basketball is all about for me.” —Larry Brown

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    What did Pritchard do with the Celtics?
    Played there with Bird.
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    As for Pritchard, he deserves this chance and those who know him well say he's been truly humbled in past year. He will help Indiana.
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    What did Pritchard do with the Celtics?
    Played for a year or two.

    Edit: Correction, 11 games.

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    I don't have a problem with the move. Pritchard is one of the better GM's in the NBA (his track record proves that), and I look at it as having another voice or opinion, and not necessarily another decision maker.

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    In continuing along the lines of my previous post.

    Considering that Portland has since offered Oden, what, 9mil next season when he's played in all of 40 games for his entire career, I think we can conclude that Paul Allen is the one behind the financial decisions, and not Pritchard.

    Brandon Roy's injury is a toss-up, really. It could have went either way.

    Oden getting that offer shows that Allen is willing to pay out a little for the risk, seeing as how Pritchard wasn't involved in that decision.

    But please, carry on.

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    What did Pritchard do with the Celtics?
    Played 11 games at backup PG.

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    Honestly, I think 85% of the GM's would've taken Oden.

    Didn't Bird try to trade up in the draft to take Brandon Roy dangling Harrington and our pick?

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    All I have to say is E X C I T E D for next season... and beyond
    Why so SERIOUS

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    As for Pritchard, he deserves this chance and those who know him well say he's been truly humbled in past year. He will help Indiana.
    I really, really hope this is true.

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    Cmon now! All this good stuff happening to us all of a sudden, and theres a freaking lockout!

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    This off season has been absolutely great for us. I wanted Adelman too, but other than missing out on him it's been much better than I expected. And we ain't even started the fun part yet.

    Shaw is a great hire. He is gonna be a great voice in the locker room. Looking at him, I see a very good head coach someday. So to have him as a lead assistant is quite a coup. He is as good as we could ask for in that position.

    And Boylen is too. He has a ton of experience and has worked under some great head coaches in the league. The Lakers were supposed to hire him around the end of June. I'm not sure what happened with all that but he is an elite defensive coach, no question. He is a little bit of a character too, he even has his own "best of" youtube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_IQ3dGxA4

    In watching the video you can see why Boylen didn't work out with Utah. He is obviously not good with the media and doesn't strike me as a great recruiter. However, this guy will make Danny Granger play defense, I promise you. And he will be great for Roy Hibbert too. I think our defensive potential goes through the roof with this guy on the staff.

    Pritchard is also as good a GM as there is available, and his track record supports that statement. People questioning the decision to take Oden over Durant are just practicing revisionist history. It wasn't even a question at the time. Everybody would of taken the guy they were calling the next Bill Russell. Durant was looked at as a project. There were questions over what position he would play. Durant has been better than expected and Oden has been hurt constantly, it's not fair to blame Pritchard for that. I believe that if Oden and Roy hadn't been hurt over the last few years it very well could've been Portland beating Miami last year. Outside of the injuries, that team has been built masterfully and Pritchard was a big reason for it.
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    Great hire to me.
    With the #3 pick in the 2015 draft, your Indiana Pacers!

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    After reading 116 posts, the one thing that jumped out at me is the part about how KP likes players on rookie contracts. If he has any imput into trades, I could see more youth in the future.

    AND hopefully he can find Rush a new home! Along with Posey. Maybe turn them into some picks.

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    However, this guy will make Danny Granger play defense, I promise you. And he will be great for Roy Hibbert too. I think our defensive potential goes through the roof with this guy on the staff.

    This is far more exciting to me than the Kevin Pritchard news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    so the way i see it, next season the transition of power will begin from bird to pritchard, while morway will remain as the "numbers guy". that's pretty exciting news, i dont care if he re-signed brandon roy or drafted oden over durant, no GM's record is spotless.

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    He also turned Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa into LeMarcus Aldridge. And also turned Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey into Nicholas Batum. This guy is crazy smart and Im glad we got him on our side. He was rumored to be taking over Donnie Walsh in NY. Looks like we are just grooming Pritchard to take over as the team's president of basketball operations in the future with Bird leaving soon. Great pickup! Btw......every other GM on that draft night would of taken Oden over Durant.

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    Pahahaha... Taterhead's video rocks.

    I'm going to LOVE this guy. Perfect.

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