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    Default Bird presser 11 am tomorrow

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    Larry Bird & David Morway will speak to the media tomorrow at 11am. Stay tuned to Pacers.com as more info becomes available.

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/larry_bird...011_11_30.html
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    I'm so happy this gag order is going away. This is probably a general comment, welcome back, answer what Q's they can kind of a presser, and I'm looking forward to it!

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    Meh, I understand why you are excited for the return of the NBA, but stuff like this usually doesn't excite me. I expect:

    "We're happy to have the deal done, we're real excited to be back and sorry about putting the fans through that. And we're gonna try to do a lot of things to help this ball club a lot."

    I guess part of me wonders if any other clubs are doing this because frankly I think "the deal is done" news took care of this. We know they didn't want to be on lockout, we know they are happy to be back and every year Larry says he's trying to do a lot of things to make the team better.

    I'm not mad, but I do wish we could save pressers for real news. Who knows, maybe they are about to throw me a curveball.

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    Meh, I understand why you are excited for the return of the NBA, but stuff like this usually doesn't excite me. I expect:

    "We're happy to have the deal done, we're real excited to be back and sorry about putting the fans through that. And we're gonna try to do a lot of things to help this ball club a lot."

    I guess part of me wonders if any other clubs are doing this because frankly I think "the deal is done" news took care of this. We know they didn't want to be on lockout, we know they are happy to be back and every year Larry says he's trying to do a lot of things to make the team better.

    I'm not mad, but I do wish we could save pressers for real news. Who knows, maybe they are about to throw me a curveball.
    Maybe they're of the opinion Larry Legend's face on the local news saying saying "can't wait to get this Pacers season started on Christmas" resonates with the elusive "casual fan?"

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    Default Re: Bird presser 11 am tomorrow

    JMV keeps saying that Bird and Morey will be on his show tomorrow as well.

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    JMV keeps saying that Bird and Morey will be on his show tomorrow as well.
    We stole Daryl Morey from the Rockets? I bet watching him and Bird talk basketball would be one of the funniest NBA conversations ever.

    Morey: But Chuck Hayes had almost .2 wins produced per 48 minutes! A total rebound rate of 17! His usage rate is so low he's surprised when he gets the ball on offense!

    Larry: ...blank stare...

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    Morway*** Sorry.

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    Hopefully they just announce that Brandon Rush will not be on the team this year.


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    Hopefully they just announce that Brandon Rush will not be on the team this year.
    Hopefully they will announce that we have a PG that can help Brandon Rush be the player he should be.

    As for the news conference, I'm sure it is just a "HEY WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING SOME MOVES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, SO PAY ATTENTION NOW TO GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR MUCH BETTER ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR".
    "Your course, your path, is not going to be like mine," West says. "Everybody is not called to be a multimillionaire. Everybody's not called to be the president. Whatever your best work is, you do it. Do it well. You cease your own greatness when you aspire to be someone else."

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    Hopefully they will announce that we have a PG that can help Brandon Rush be the player he should be.

    As for the news conference, I'm sure it is just a "HEY WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING SOME MOVES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, SO PAY ATTENTION NOW TO GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR MUCH BETTER ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR".
    The player he should be is the player he is, I think everyone thinks he has tons of potential besides him, no PG will help that, he is the only one who will ever be able to make that change, and I doubt it will ever happen.

    He will be the same player for the rest of his career.
    Why so SERIOUS

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    The player he should be is the player he is, I think everyone thinks he has tons of potential besides him, no PG will help that, he is the only one who will ever be able to make that change, and I doubt it will ever happen.

    He will be the same player for the rest of his career.
    I disagree on the outcome you purport. I do agree that he will be the only one that can make him better. His situation could improve drastically though. Maybe by working in an offense that does more than relegate you to Peja Stojakovic in his 18th year over in the corner of the offense, with no PG to initiate an offense well enough to utilize you. The kid has game and I think his issues are internal over the same frustrations many of us have felt since he has been drafted. He is the one that can improve his own game, but he can't control that the basketball schemes were a terrible fit for him.

    I feel the exact same way about Hibbert and McRoberts. They just don't get crucified around here because they weren't the ones failing p*ss tests. Hopefully Brandon will mature into a better basketball player and better person. I can almost guarantee it won't be around here unless we see a turnaround in the way he is utilized this year and hopefully his frustrations wane. I am all for bringing back McRoberts, because I think he could be so much better with Vogel as his coach. Same with Hibbert.
    "Your course, your path, is not going to be like mine," West says. "Everybody is not called to be a multimillionaire. Everybody's not called to be the president. Whatever your best work is, you do it. Do it well. You cease your own greatness when you aspire to be someone else."

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    Let's hope they announce a trade as well tomorrow.

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    Let's hope they announce a trade as well tomorrow.
    Im pretty sure they cant make trades yet until the CBA is official.

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    Im pretty sure they cant make trades yet until the CBA is official.

    Seems kind of pointless having a presser right now then. Why not just wait until something has actually been done concerning the roster?

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    Seems kind of pointless having a presser right now then. Why not just wait until something has actually been done concerning the roster?
    To keep the Pacers and NBA on top of the news cycle? To take advantage of the current buzz? To actually come out and SAY things like they are excited for the year and are sorry how long it took to get here but that it will be worthwhile in the end?

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    Seems kind of pointless having a presser right now then. Why not just wait until something has actually been done concerning the roster?
    They're just trying to rally the fan base, as little as it may be. By getting out in the public eye, and being able to openly talk Pacer basketball for the first time in 7-8 months, gets the Pacers back in the press for something positive.

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    Seems kind of pointless having a presser right now then. Why not just wait until something has actually been done concerning the roster?
    I think they are just going to say the ussual "if we get a deal that we like we do it" or the "we are looking at differents players that we like but can't tell you much about it" I think is more like a season opener just to let people know how things are going.
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    Larry wants to have one of the best bench in the NBA.

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    It would be fun if Larry would drop a bombshell on us, but I think we all know he won't.

    We all want to hear, "We've put together a deal with the Magic to bring Dwight Howard here in exchange for Brandon Rush. We're excited to have Dwight here and we think he'll be a good player who can help us win some ballgames."

    We all know we'll hear, "We've got a lot of money to spend in a short free agency period. We've been having some discussions. We had a 3 year plan, and we are at the end of that plan now. We want to make the right moves to help us get further in the playoffs. That's what we're trying to do going forward."

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    Jeff Foster just arrived at the field house a good sign he will be back
    http://twitter.com/#!/Pacers/status/...239682/photo/1

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    Getting ready to go work out with the Wiz at the Verizon Center. Then pack to go back to Indy. I'm going going back back to Indy!!!!
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    Hoya2aPacer Roy Hibbert
    Getting ready to go work out with the Wiz at the Verizon Center. Then pack to go back to Indy. I'm going going back back to Indy!!!!
    I love Roy...

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    Anyone else think it's strange that he would work out with another team? Not that I think he's getting traded, or being a traitor, or anything like that. I understand Roy has lots of ties with the DC area. But it just seems weird that they would let him come practice with them? Seems like we are close to the season now, and it's time to draw the dividing lines?

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    Anyone else think it's strange that he would work out with another team? Not that I think he's getting traded, or being a traitor, or anything like that. I understand Roy has lots of ties with the DC area. But it just seems weird that they would let him come practice with them? Seems like we are close to the season now, and it's time to draw the dividing lines?
    Nah. DC is his home. He's going to be there anyway, and I want him to practice. I'd rather he practice against NBA guys than 5' 10" overweight white guys. Looks to me like he's getting back to Indy as soon as he could.

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    Anyone else think it's strange that he would work out with another team?
    Nope, it's pretty common.
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