You took a lot of heat for not doing things "fast enough" for some fans. Your patience and knowledge have paid off for this franchise. We now support a team that is free of 'thugs', troublemakers and nutcases and is competitive. You have built a lineup that plays well together, promoted a coach that gets results and is a team that I am proud to call "my team".
It is my hope that you remain with the Pacers in the years to come to enjoy the fruits of your labor and to further build on what you have started here. While I may have doubted you in the past, I held out hope that you would prevail in the end and you have in my book.
The Pacers are well placed to compete for a championship for the next several years should this lineup remain intact. The right addition in the offseason could speed up that process and push the P's into the elite level of teams in the NBA. It's all thanks to you and as a lifelong Pacer fan (even through these past few dark years) I want to say great job!